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  Death and the Writer’s Conference I’ve just returned from three days of literary and psychic mayhem known as a writer’s conference.  Three days of packed workshops, three days of trying to sell your latest project to an army of … Continue reading

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Are “new” Republicans neo-Nazis?

The new house majority whip, Steve Scalise, seems to be the perfect poster child for the “new” Republican: anti-tax, anti-government (except for the part where one draws a fat paycheck for fooling the voters every two years), and racist.  How … Continue reading

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Boots on the ground in Iraq self defeating

In a report by the blogging site Think Progress, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that Americans will be “killed here at home” unless he [Obama] sends ground troops into Iraq and Syria to defeat the terrorist threat.  He is further … Continue reading

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The New Republic of Texas?

It seems that in recent times, especially the last five years or so, absolute insanity has gripped a portion of the American People.  From the excesses of Tea-Party politics to the paranoid belief of some gun owners that requiring background … Continue reading

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Wagner and “Wolfsangle”: a Review

The M. D. Lachlan novel Wolfsangle preceded his novel Fenrir and are both concerned with the nordic myths surrounding Ragnorok.  Since I had read and reviewed the second novel first, I realized that with this review things had taken a distinct Wagnerian … Continue reading

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“Fenrir” howls– a review

M. D. Lachlan’s book “Fenrir,” Pyr, 2011 stands out from the pack of recent fantasies by british authors.  The arc of the story follows the norse mythology surrounding Ragnarok or the twilight of the gods.  His tie-ins to the nordic … Continue reading

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Book Trailer II

Well, the ordeal of producing a book trailer is almost over.  The trailer for “Sea-Change” is essentially finished–complete with background music.  Since the project had to be done “on the cheap,” I had to play all the roles in the … Continue reading

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George Washington on Party Politics

The following is an exerpt from Washington’s Farewell Address 1796:   I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a … Continue reading

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Now Showing: “Book Trailers”

For those of us who are fortunate/unfortunate enough to be self-publishing, figuring out the marketing can be a real challenge.  I feel like I don’t have time to write anymore, what with press releases, email notices, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, group … Continue reading

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Book out at last

The poetry book, Seasons of the Mind, 2nd Edition by Wayne Howard, is now out and available at Lulu and at Amazon.  Only the marketing is left.  Now I can concentrate on editing the novella, Sea-change.  It should be available before … Continue reading

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