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Types of spaceship in the Cortii

Types of spaceship in the Cortii

There are a variety of types of spaceship in the Cortii, from Cortii-classes down to one-person scoutships that can slip in just about anywhere.

Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

You know those terrible, sexist jokes about men and asking directions? Well, there’s a direct link with the twelve days of Christmas and three blokes showing up twelve days late for an event…

Etymology Excavation: Judas goat

Etymology Excavation: Judas goat

The term ‘Judas goat’ refers to a goat that is trained to make itself familiar to a herd, which then leads them to the slaughterhouse, and refers to the legend of Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus to his death in the Bible.

No New Year’s resolutions, no regrets

No New Year’s resolutions, no regrets

Really? No New Year’s resolutions? Nope. I’m an irresponsible creature, and I hate resolver’s regrets. I gloat about the great stuff I got done over the past year, instead.

Death is for the Living launch!

Death is for the Living launch!

Death is for the Living: a tale of vampire hunters and intrigue set on and around the Spanish Main…because in the Tropics, night comes early.

Etymology Excavation: When push comes to shove

Etymology Excavation: When push comes to shove

‘When push comes to shove’ means when you get down to something, when a subject or situation is stripped down to essentials, when the point is reached at which a commitment must be made.

Character interview: Cristina Batista

Character interview: Cristina Batista

Cristina Batista: I find that the facts remain the facts no matter your beliefs. It makes my job a little easier, in some ways. Vampires have a vested interest in human ignorance, so populated areas can provide good cover under the right circumstances.

Etymology Excavation: Raining cats and dogs

Etymology Excavation: Raining cats and dogs

‘It’s raining cats and dogs’ is a primarily British English expression, verging on dated, and means a very hard rain. There’s a number of intriguing theories on the origin of the phrase, some of them debunked, but others still up for grabs.

A different look at organised religion

A different look at organised religion

For a while now, similarities between organised religion and obsessive compulsive disorder have kept on coming up for me. The underlying idea of religious practices overlap remarkably with a well-documented anxiety disorder. They’re, at root, a defence against fear.

Gender and genre

Gender and genre

Basically, I like good writing – characters that interest me, a plot with some actual, well, plot, and good editing. I don’t select my books based on the shape of the author’s genitalia.

E-book publishing 101: Draft 2 Digital

E-book publishing 101: Draft 2 Digital

Draft 2 Digital is a content aggregator. Think of it as a central point where you can upload your manuscript for distribution to multiple booksellers: one set of reports, one payout, one set of formatting requirements.

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