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Dissolving Boundaries – Mark Tiedemann


by Mark W. Tiedemann Author of Gravity Box and Other Spaces Recently I had a brief conversation about the changing nature of science fiction.  Not so much the stories being written, although that was part of the discussion as well, but the faces we see populating the lists of writers publishing new work.  There was a…

Book Review: A Life Apart by Y.L. Marlow


Reviewed by Julie Failla Earhart Marlow’s second novel, A Life Apart, opens at the end of the story, then quickly reverts to the beginning. The beginning is December 7, 1941.  Since he was a kid, Morris Sullivan has loved ships. He built model ships as a child. After his high school girlfriend, sweetheart is too…

A True Professional: Chatting with Picture Book Author, Jeanie Franz Ransom


by Margo Dill Jeanie Franz Ransom is a successful picture book writer, workshop leader, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) member, and former elementary school counselor. She also persevered through the murky waters of submissions and rejections for ten years, before she joined SCBWI and decided to get serious. Now, she is the author…

Missouri Author Daniel Woodrell Talks About Books, Films, Formidable Women and Writing

Daniel Woodrell

by Donna Volkenannt On a windy Thursday night in late February, critically acclaimed Missouri author Daniel Woodrell read from his novels and talked about writing. A crowd of about 200 students, faculty members, writers and book lovers attended Woodrell’s presentation on the campus of St. Charles Community College. During Woodrell’s introduction, a professor from the…