Sound-off Saturday: The Myth of Genre

BY PETE FORD A few weeks ago, I read an article by a blogger who had a big problem with certain books. It appeared that he couldn’t decide whether these books were science fiction, or fantasy. These books didn’t—to his mind—fit neatly into one category or the other,...

Sound-off Saturday: A Ghost of a Chance

BY F. M. LONGO (Author’s Note: I omitted names to prevent embarrassment, and deleted all expletives) One of the reasons I look forward to Halloween every year is my civic group’s annual haunted house. It’s one of our major fundraisers, and we have a four-week period...

Sound-off Saturday: A Leap of Faith

BY BENJAMIN IRELAND I was inspired by a recent blog by the Xchyler co-owner, Penny Freeman, to tell my Xchyler story. Through mutual acquaintances Penny and I became Facebook friends. One day, I posted how much work it takes to write a book when you don’t know...

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