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Margaret McGaffey Fisk
Science Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, and Romance Writer
Science Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, and Romance Writer
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Pretty Face by Lucy Parker #reviews #romance #theater

I started this book because the blurb intrigued me after a lifetime spent around live theater, but I expected a typical romance with some interesting elements and would have been happy to read it. Instead, I was folded into the London theatrical scene,…

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Things That Make Me Smile No.114: Automata #steampunk #automation #smiles

One of the incredible automata built by Pierre Jaquet Droz in the late 1700s, this is “The Writer,” a scribe created by a Swiss clockmaker and capable of writing any message limited only by the number of characters. It still functions today, 240 years…

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Echelon by Z. A. Waterstone

Mix ignorance with assumption and a little mad scientist, and you come close to the cultural conflicts that form the foundation of this novel. The story begins with a group of fugitive human survivors after an alien race, which visited Earth a long time…

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Of Sea Urchins and Hook-Worms (redux): the Power of Fairy Tales. #memoir #mythology #teachingtales

I posted this originally in 2013, but I think it has odd resonance in a time when truth and fact have given way to media and public figure pronouncements, when something shared on Facebook could look just as true as a curated article, and the lines are so…

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5 Interesting Links for 02-10-2017 #SoundLibrary #Steampunk #Medicine #Promotion #Writing

Sounds (Audio) A library of free sounds under the Creative Commons Zero license. http://freesound.org/browse/ Events (History) In a clever way of encouraging an interest in history, a Southern California rail museum is hosting a steampunk carnival. It’s…

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5 Interesting Links for 02-03-2017 #Art #History #Language #Innovation #Writing

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Technology (Art) A good tip for GIMP users on how and where to set custom shortcuts. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gimp-set-custom-keyboard-shortcuts/ Contamination (History) The Irish potato blight…

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Mistletoe in Montana by Belle Calhoune #reviews #inspirational #romance

For those of you missing the holidays already, here is a lovely Christmas novella with a surprising amount of character development. There wasn’t space to really delve into their transformations, but the author did a wonderful job of showing what had gone…

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My Theme for 2017 #publishing #marketing #indiejourney

Okay, we are one month into the new year, things are a wee bit unsettled in general thanks to all the big changes both in the United States and abroad, but into all of this, we have to keep our lives together. For me, that means my publishing career. I…
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