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Food for Thought

I’m not sure how plot ideas come to me. I do know it happens on a subconscious level, and the most important thing I can…

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21st Century Tech, 19th Century Trade

Spent time on the phone this morning with one of the wonderful librarians at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. I am in the process…

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Captain Jane’s Next Adventure

Book two of the Captain Jane Thorn series is in the hands of the editor, so it’s time to start thinking about Jane’s next adventure…

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Sailing Backward

Out there on the water, there are two big forces working on vessels. The wind (when it blows) pushes on everything it touches — the…

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The Importance of Holding Stuff in Your Hands

If a picture tells a thousand words, then an actual, real-life, last time somebody used this for really-real was two hundred years ago┬áthing, has got…

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