Category Archives: Inspirations

Stray Thoughts About Cultural Appropriation from a Third-Culture Kid

I started this as an email to my dad, who said to me last week that everyone steals from the Irish. Why isn’t that cultural appropriation? But as I wrote, I realized others might find it interesting. This is a … Continue reading

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Stray Thoughts About Diversity

The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Readers Lounge on Facebook is celebrating diversity this week, and the discussion sparked ideas I’d like to share. I do not address diversity in my stories. Now, before you react to my statement, let me clarify. Diversity is … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 03-29-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Fantasy short story (Fiction) This short story starts in the middle then jumps back, but it’s an intriguing look at expectations and how people can be manipulated. I say no … Continue reading

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Focus on Inspiration: Shafter

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Focus on Characters posts as much as I have and now see those people a little differently. I’m not abandoning that series, but I decided to take a break from it to talk about … Continue reading

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Focus on Characters: Nat of The Steamship Chronicles

As I mentioned in Sam’s introduction, the cabin boy Nathaniel Bowden came about because of a desperate need. A book where the main character is both feral and stuck hiding in the steam engine room of a converted sail ship … Continue reading

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