Crowdsourcing?

You see it everywhere now, crowdsourcing. First it was cool new inventions that needed start-up cash, then struggling artists that needed a good push toward stardom, and always charities. Now you see people wanting you to fund what used to  be regular expenses. A guy has to fix his truck. This girl always wanted a…

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What Would You Do?

I’m putting the electrodes to this old blog to attempt revivification – there’s a word for you. Here’s the premise: Creative folks like to do things their own way. Here, I’ll tell you how I tried to do something, how I attempted to solve a problem. Comment if you like or help if you can;…

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A Planet of Our Own – Ready and Waiting!

Hark! The third installment in the Elise t’Hoot series, A World of Our Own,  is now buyable in print and in the ever-popular Kindle format on Amazon. Elise and her comrades find out that Independence isn’t easy. There’s guerrilla action and alpine adventure…of course Elise gets run through the wringer again. It was great fun…

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A Grand Birthday Present!

What personal thing could I wish for on my birthday? Well, getting a fabulous review on one of my books is a wish come true. Tenembras just got a grand review by Kirkus Indie…Here it is: TENEMBRAS An Elise t’Hoot Novel Wall, Mary Ellen CreateSpace (428 pp.) $14.99 paperback, $2.99 e-book ISBN: 978-1469942995; April 24,…

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Tenembras!

Hey! The next book in the Elise t’Hoot series is ready and waiting for you. Tenembras tells what happens to Marta when she gets to where she was headed in The Distant Trees. The core characters get to show who they really are: Barto the Seneca Police Chief, Alain Cartier the Ag King, Dear Mr…

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Acclaim for The Distant Trees!

Close enough for me, anyway! I just got notification The Distant Trees won the Science Fiction category of the Green Festival Bookfair! I’m sure the competition was fierce and the field immense, yet the dark horse got to the wire first…I suppose it’s apparent the Kentucky Derby just ran. Nontheless, I needed a little validation…

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Today’s Patriots vs the Patriots of 100 Years From Now

A reader asked me what the heck I had against the Patriots, the conservative Republican-ish party since I lambast them in my books. I have nothing against those folks! I wrote the stories before the Patriot Movement got into the news so much, the name is serendipidous. I chose to name the bad guys Patriots…

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TaDa! My New Book IS HERE!

Y’all I am giddy with excitement to have my wunderbook The Distant Trees out amongst the heathen! I’ve come to think of these sci-fi, interstellar travelling characters, even the weird aliens, as real folks and have kept writing down more of what they’re getting up to, they never seem to quit. That’s unless I kill them…

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The Distant Trees, Aw-right!

How about a sci-fi tale set in the next century featuring tyrannts, underdogs, illegal aliens, outerspace aliens and great gobs of erudite adventure? Maybe The Distant Trees is for you!  This blog will talk about my science fiction books, world travel, nature and the joys of drinking homebrewed ale and wine. Welcome and keep in…

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