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As you all know I have been going on and on about the 17th Annual Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll. This poll is nominated by and voted on by readers. Either my work, or work in Plasma Frequency had been nominated in 9 categories. And when voting ended…
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Issue 15 of Plasma Frequency is now up and ready for online viewing, or support us by purchasing a copy: http://plasmafrequencymagazine.com/Issue15/ #amreading 
Issue 15, January/ February 2015. Cover Art: “Restricted Atmospheric Space” by Milan Jaram. From the Editor · “Some Salient Details About Your Former Lives” by Stewart C. Baker. “Mourner Girl: Dialogues of the Sad Ones” by Natalia Theodoridou. “The Raven's Gambit” by Bridget A. Natale ...
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Everyone is out there making resolutions for the new year. I’ve even made mine. I see a lot of resolution challenges out there. Goodreads has its usual reading challenge. I’ve see a few writers post about writing goals they’ve set. And we can’t forget the…
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So far my standing in the P&E Poll are:
Author: 2nd
Book Cover Art (Broken Trust by Mallory Rock): 1st
Fiction Magazine (Plasma Frequency): 2nd
Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel (Broken Trust): 2nd
Magazine Editor: 2nd

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There are certain truths ever profession knows. For example, police know that if you mention you’re a cop, the person you are talking with will always mention some obscure relative they know who is/was a cop. If you are in security, like I used to be, you…
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Here are the standings thus far for work in Plasma Frequency:
Magazine Editor Richard Flores IV: 2nd
Magazine Cover Art Issue 14, by Jon Orr: 1st
Science Fiction Short Story "Bittersweet" by D.A. D'Amico: 1st
Horror Short Story "Zero" by Matthew Fryer: 3rd
Fiction Magazine Plasma Frequency: 2nd
Artwork "Loving Queen Titania" by Tais Teng: 2nd

Overall a strong showing for us and there is still lots of time to vote. So please check out the post below with links to each category.  Thanks so much for your support.
 
So far my standing in the P&E Poll are:
Author: 2nd
Book Cover Art (Broken Trust by Mallory Rock): 1st
Fiction Magazine (Plasma Frequency): 2nd
Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel (Broken Trust): 2nd
Magazine Editor: 2nd

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This is for the writers out there who want to make 2015 their best writing year EVER...

You want powerful? This is it. This course is for the frustrated. The fed-up. The “I can’t possibly write another book because I’m too busy marketing” folks. Authors S. M. Boyce + Heather Hildenbrand hear you. Those two full time authors designed this…
You want powerful? This is it. This course is for the frustrated. The fed-up. The “I can’t possibly write another book because I’m too busy marketing” folks. Authors S. M. Boyce + Heather Hildenbra...
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  • Plasma Frequency
    Editor-in-Chief, 2012 - present
    Chief Editor and Owner of Plasma Frequency, a magazine of Speculative Fiction that publishes bi-monthly.
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Writer, Father, SJ Sharks Fan. Editor at Plasma Frequency. Circle me if you enjoy what I have to say, or if you think I'm cute.
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Richard is an author of Speculative Fiction who lives in California.  He fits his writing time around being a father of three young boys and a husband to his beautiful wife.  He has been published in Cygnus Journal of Speculative Fiction and Liquid Imagination.  He has since released two novels and has multiple more in various stages of progress. For more information on Richard Flores IV, you can find him online at http://floresfactor.com/.  You can also find him on Twitter @Richard_Flores4

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2nd Place - 2011 P&E Readers Pole - Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story for "Death Watch" published by Liquid Imagination. Top 10 Finisher - 2012 P&E Readers Pole - Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel for DISSOLUTION OF PEACE
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EDIT: I did receive a call from the manager Ryan. Ryan is very helpful and he was quick to reach a resolution with me that we could both live with. So because Ryan was so determined to follow up on my bad experience, I may give this shop another try. Mistakes happen, good follow up is important to me. So I take my car to Les Shwab they do a check and tell me the battery is good. I drive across the parking lot and Jiffy Lube tells me I need a new battery. I tell them it doesn't need one because I just had it checked. Then they tell me I need to wipers, even though I put new ones on before I drove there. They finish the service and suddenly my car won't start. They can't even drive it out of the bay. I asked them what happened and they ignore me. Told me the battery is just bad. Then they ignore me when I ask to speak to a manager. Finally they tell me to call the number on my receipt. I call the number and they tell me they will get back to me in 3 days. Horrible service. They didn't even try to reach a resolution with me. I used to only take my cars to Jiffy Lube for oil, but never again. They are gouging folks for money.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Car buying is typically a stressful, annoying, and painful process. I think it is just the nature of the beast. I was even more worried, because the last time I tried to deal at a Ford Dealership (down in California), I left disappointed and vowing never to buy a car again. When my car suddenly died it was time to replace it. I knew exactly what kind of car I wanted and found one my preapproval would cover at Scarff Ford in Auburn. So I went in. I expected to try to be sold on another car, or something else. But the experience was painless. Steve Romberg was our salesman and he was extremely low pressure, which is the opposite of most car sales folks. She let my whole family take the car out for a drive. When we came back he didn't try to sell us the car. He got our opinions and then left my wife and I to talk over it. Then we went in to talk numbers. When he found us a better loan, with lower interest and more protection, my wife and I needed to talk it over. He didn't hound us while we talked over our budget. Then we made the deal. I have three young kids. My goodness does that make car buying harder. But, Steve got games for them to play while we talked and that kept them busy for most of the time. So many places forget that families have to bring their kids to these deals, and kids don't find making a deal on a car very interesting. I was glad they had something for the kids to do. I got the car I wanted. And I got it for less than sticker with the warranty, gap insurance and taxes/fees. I couldn't complain. All in all the whole process took about 2.5 hours. Not bad when it comes to car buying.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I have been here three times now. Once on the range, twice in the store. First of all the staff is very friendly and know their stuff. They even were great when I had my kid with me today, they were friendly with him too. Second, they have a pretty decent selection of guns, accessories, and holsters to look at. Third, both the range and store are clean and orderly. Fourth, when they didn't have the holster I wanted they didn't try to sell me on something I didn't want. They even suggested where I might find the one I wanted. Finally, the range is well lit and well ventilated. The range staff are professional and attentive to what is going on. Excellent all the way around. This will be my spot to shoot and shop for a long time to come.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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As a young man I rented a place from them. I loved the floor plan of the apartment. We rented a two bedroom apartment, because we were supposed to have a roommate join us in a couple of months. He bailed out and the apartment was more than we could afford alone. So we broke the lease and moved out rather than face eviction. We turned in the keys and moved out. Now I know we were not right for breaking our lease. But I was a young kid back then and made a mistake. Flash forward 11 years. Would you believe they've hired lawyers, got a judgement against me for three times what they claimed we owed, and are now trying to garnish my wife's wages. And get this, I tried to call their lawyers to make good on the debt. Like I said, I was a kid then and made a mistake. They told me I either pay the full $4,000 or they would move forward with wage garnishments. I live pay check to pay check and can't just shell out 4,000 bucks. Fortunately the courts ruled they couldn't garnish her wages twice now. But now they are trying for a third time. I am not saying I am innocent here, I did break the lease and there was fee for that. But what apartment complex hires lawyers. From what I understand most just write it off as a bad debt for a tax break at the end of the year. And not only do they hire lawyers but they hire ones so oblivious to the common man that they think they would have $4000 lying around. I don't think people should move here. Not because of what they do to you when you live there, but because of what they do when you leave. I've heard others talk about $500 charges for damaged blinds. And other such outrageous charges. Maybe if you plan to live there for the rest of your life you'd be okay. But once you move out be prepared to pay out your nose or deal with it for years and years to come.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I have been here twice. Both times they have completely messed up my order. First was a simple mistake, they put cheese on a burger when I asked for no cheese. No big deal, people make mistakes. Then yesterday, they forgot to put fries in all three of my kids' meals. How do you forget the fries in a kids meal? I don't think I will be going to this Burger King again.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago