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Francine Zane
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One Night Only by G.P. Ritchie features Detective Andy Lorimar as he attempts to solve the mystery of a dead city councilor in Edinburgh. His investigation brings him into contact with a quirky psychic and a cast of skilled officers determined to close…
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I read and review a lot of books. I’m talking about around 150 reviews last year alone. If the review is positive, many are published Readers’ Favorite. Others, I do for friends and acquaintances. It is my way of giving back to the community, plus I would…
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For the last several years, I’ve picked at a young adult speculative fiction piece titled Bubbles. My daughter has finally pried it out of my hands and forced me to publish it. Mostly, I believe, so that I will move on with a sequel to the story. Hah!…
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Ever noticed how readers and writers think differently? Whenever I really like something I’ve written, my audience is lukewarm at best. When I feel my work is a bit dead and repetitive of something I have read a million times, readers eat it up. Twiggys…
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Day 1 Caller: Can you help me find blah, blah, blah? Me: I would be happy to. You can find {Insert succinct and thoroughly researched directions.} Caller: You are life saver. Thank you so much. Day 5 Caller: I talked to you a week ago. Can you repeat what…
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What is with everyone this year? I went back to work after a nice week off to one coworker announcing her divorce, a friend sharing her car with two family members whose vehicles were disabled, someone else’s mom had to have a pacemaker put in, and the…
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I recently read a blog post claiming that a writer is not a writer until he shares his work with others. I have to disagree. I personally know a dozen prolific writers who seldom if ever share their work. To them, it is not good enough to share. I know…
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When I started writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, no one even knew what Speculative Fiction meant. The genres were dominated by men, and it was almost impossible to find a critique buddy who also wrote in the genre. Even so, I wrote Sci Fi and Fantasy…
Sci Fi & Fantasy Kaboom
Sci Fi & Fantasy Kaboom
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The Dating Guide for Married Men is meant to be a non-judgmental and admittedly fun look at the obstacles facing married men who choose to date rather than end what once may have been a very loving relationship. While the material is broken down into the…
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Why do people insist on going down the rabbit hole after every little problem even if the end result remains the same? My main job is solving problems, and I’m good at it. I mean really good at it. That said, I don’t think like many problem solvers. I…
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