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ISSUES: Coping Strategies

16 Oct

This is a short story I did for Geeky Giving, a charity working to promote research in “Parkinson’s, ALS, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, Alzheimer’s and more.” They were kind enough to let me do an AGAHF short story for the charity anthology, so I did Jenny and Shawn: Jenny because she’s the researcher, Shawn because he’s been hurt. The story’s copyright has reverted to me, so I’m posting it here for everyone.

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17 Sep

Sometimes a story gets into your head and refuses to leave.

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Current Projects

28 Aug

I need to post an update about current projects, yes? Yes. Here’s the project update list, in order:

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Protected: Time and Opportunity

17 Jul

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Solving Crimes in the Village

22 May

This is a short story inspired by a silly tweet I made while I was watching Sally Yates testify. Senator Klobuchar was asking her some solid questions, and I said I wanted fanfic of these two. So, here you go. As far as I know, this is the world’s only Yates/Klobuchar fanfic.

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About giving away free books…

20 Apr

I have a policy of giving away free e-books and .pdfs to readers in need. Whenever I announce this policy to remind existing readers or spread the word to new ones, I get well-intentioned emails and notes asking me to stop doing this!

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When Hope met Mike (Hope Blackwell #2)

21 Mar

I haven’t posted anything here lately, but that doesn’t mean I’m not working. The current large prose project is the sequel to Greek Key. It’s less research-oriented than the Rachel books, but writing a book from the perspective of a character with severe ADHD is challenging. Most prose flows from thought to thought, but Hope’s mind doesn’t work like that. Her thought process is the mental equivalent of walking barefoot on sharp rocks. This is a spoiler-free scene from the second Hope Blackwell book and, as always, will probably be edited down to a shade of itself by the time it appears in print.

Lemme tell you about the first time I met Mike Reilly.

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Disasterhouse update

20 Jan


There’s a new post at the home blog. It’s about buildings sinking into swamps and such.


28 Nov

The fourth Rachel Peng book is loose in the world!

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It’ll be a difficult Thanksgiving, but I love you, so…

16 Nov

Hey, you look great. And that turkey! Fresh bread, too? You’ve outdone yourself this year.

I brought pie. It’s from Costco, but they make darned good pies.

I also brought some stuff for you to read. I know you don’t want to–I know we’re all sick to death of politics–but it’s important to me.

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