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Missy’s Operation Lily Pad (Missy the Werecat #6)

Missy's Operation Lily Pad by P.G. Allison My rating: 2 of 5 stars The story isn't great, and the prose is terrible.The grammar is atrocious yet SO consistent, I wonder if the writer speaks a bona fide alien language. The list of errors and distractions is too long to mention all of them. There's always a comma after "and", "then", "so", and "but". Nearly all those commas are wrong, thousands of them. (It's correct only when followed by a parenthetical expression.) Many sentences, almost half, begin with one of those words. That's supposed to happen in order to connect a sentence to the one before it, but the writer often does it for no reason. "And, question marks when it's…
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Immortal Dawn by Bradly Byykkonen

Immortal Dawn is a better version of what many good sciFi works tried to be, especially “Star Wars” and “Stranger in a Strange Land” — without being in any way a copy of them. The dahl’tyar is a better version of the Force, the dahlu’nar are a better version of the Jedi (who are incredibly ineffectual until they turn evil), and the isola’nar are better versions of the uselessly suicided (in effect) Obi-Wan Kenobi. Qassi, the 14-yr-old heroine, is already awesome as a mortal, and later she’s a better version of Heinlein’s Michael Valentine — infinitely self-aware and destined to lead others to enlightenment. I’d change very little, but I do have a list of minor items. I loved the book, and I recommend…
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New eBook format!

New eBook format!

I just published an update to "The Fire Within". There are small improvements to the text throughout, and I've switched to a more professional look for the eBook. I picked up a new App called Vellum that's super easy to use. I'll continue to write in Scrivener, and I'll Compile directly from Scrivener to a PDF for Createspace, but for print I'll Compile to Word, import to Vellum, tidy up a few things, and export to many platforms at once. Vellum - highly recommended! Visit me on Facebook
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Where I worked, at the Pentagon

I retired from the USAF six years before 9/11, so I was in no danger that day. The strange thing is that only now — over 14 years after that tragedy — have I figured out how close my office was to the devastation. Maybe I didn't want to know, you think? Anyway, check out the link for a map of the Pentagon showing where I could have been sitting: Where I worked, at the Pentagon  
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Print Books are alive!

Print Books are alive!

Today I published The Fire Within as a paperback at Createspace. It will be available at Amazon, but even better, get it at the link below. If the book "works" for some part of the reading public out there, that's all I want. eStore Paperback  
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Print books coming soon!

Print books coming soon!

I'm nearing the end of navigating the Createspace labyrinth and should have a proof copy in a week or so. After making corrections (if necessary) I'll order more and start looking for places to show them to folks. One possibility is Book People: http://www.bookpeople.com. It's an Austin, TX landmark, a great place for eclectic book readers. I'm told that I can put a half dozen books on their shelves on "consignment" and see how they do. If that goes well, we'll schedule a signing. Coming up is Austin's annual sciFi convention, ArmadilloCon 38, 29-31 July 2016: Literary science fiction con. July 29-31, 2016 Omni South Park Hotel 4140 Governor's Row Austin, TX 78744 Austin, TX area Panels, Art Show, Gaming, Charity, Full Day Writer's Workshop,…
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