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The Long Cosmos, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

He may have died in 2015, but Terry Pratchett’s spirit lives on in more than seventy of his books. His feel-good novels consistently advocate not only for the underdog, but the under-troll, the under-gremlin, the poor, the powerless, and the … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast: “Discovery,” by Karina Fabian

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Karina Fabian’s book, Discovery. It is a SOA winner. Teaser: “The truth is out there. The Truth is in you.” Summary: Karina Fabian’s Discovery is a suspenseful space adventure with deep … Continue reading

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The Accidental Alchemist, by Gigi Pandian

Gigi Pandian’s murder-mystery offers comfort on rainy days with teahouses, a warm kitchen and a fun read. She sets her scene in Portland, Oregon, a.k.a. Portlandia, the epicenter of the alternative fringe—a perfect place to hide in plain sight. So … Continue reading

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Yes, a Short Story by Ann McIntyre

During a cold and damp Lent, Yes, a homeless immigrant, barely survives his crossing of the Mediterranean to Italy. Suffering from pneumonia and a multitude of injuries, he finds shelter among Bernini’s colonnade in Vatican City, drawing disdainful stares from … Continue reading

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Karina Teaches Worldbuilding – Final Lesson

Over this year, Karina is going to share some of her writing seminars on the blog, with the lessons and references for further study. We’ll be posting these once a month. There’s no assigned homework, but if you have questions, … Continue reading

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Karina Teaches Worldbuilding – Lesson 6

Over this year, Karina is going to share some of her writing seminars on the blog, with the lessons and references for further study. We’ll be posting these once a month. There’s no assigned homework, but if you have questions, … Continue reading

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Karina Teaches Worldbuilding – Lesson 5

Over this year, Karina is going to share some of her writing seminars on the blog, with the lessons and references for further study. We’ll be posting these once a month. There’s no assigned homework, but if you have questions, … Continue reading

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Karina Teaches – Lesson 4

Over this year, Karina is going to share some of her writing seminars on the blog, with the lessons and references for further study. We’ll be posting these once a month. There’s no assigned homework, but if you have questions, … Continue reading

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Karina Teaches – Lesson 2

  Over this year, Karina is going to share some of her writing seminars on the blog, with the lessons and references for further study. We’ll be posting these once a month. There’s no assigned homework, but if you have … Continue reading

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Bilbo’s Journey: discovering the hidden meaning of the hobbit, by Joseph Pearce

Pearce and Tolkien believed that The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were fundamentally religious and Catholic works. Apparently critics had either missed or resented this interpretation. Pearce paraphrased Tolkien in suggesting that the real reason for critical prejudice … Continue reading

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