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Two Birds Waiting for Lunch

It was the egret, flying out of the lemon grove, that started it. Mary Stewart, opening line of The Moonspinners. Every winter, the water district drains the canals that run alongside the walking paths I use. The other day, I saw an egret hunting for lunch in the mud at the bottom of canal. A bit […]

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2021, Torchwood, and Horror

Photo from Canva.com I knew that 2021 was not magically going to be better just because the calendar turned over. Still, I hoped that we’d have a bit of a breather. A time where things didn’t get worse. Yeah. So much for that. The attack on the US Capitol building was a horrific start to the year. Plus, […]

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The January Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The January edition of my KierDevils newsletter, the first issue for 2021, went out on Thursday, January 7th.  It includes the latest installment in my Adventures in Research series. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions […]

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Happy New Year?

Despite it making no sense, the start of a new calendar year brings the hope for better times. I know that turning the calendar page doesn’t reset my luck or make me into the type of goal-setting, energetic author-entrepreneur that I long to be. But I couldn’t help but hope that this year, I’d finally […]

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone! Here are a few photos of trees along the local walking paths that have been decorated for the holidays. It’s always a delight to see these trees decked out. They make my walks more festive. I particularly like the waving snowman on the left.This is a new addition to the holiday treesBeing a horse […]

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Christmas Book Flood

I listened to an episode of the Scotland Outdoors podcast over the weekend where they had a segment on Jolabokaflod, the Christmas Book Flood in Iceland. This tradition, which started during World War II, includes the exchanging of books on Christmas Eve. The idea of people across the country curling up with a new book and […]

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Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers

It’s that time of year again. Here are a few suggestions for holiday gifts for the book lovers in your life.SIGNED OR SPECIAL EDITION HARDBACKS There’s something special about receiving a signed hardback. Particularly in a world where we’re spending so much time online. Check to see if your loved one’s favorite author offers signed hardbacks […]

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Birdhouse Row

These are photos of birdhouses in the trees along one of the paved trails near me. I have no idea who started this or why they did. But it keeps growing as people add new birdhouses. Very cool!Birdhouse rowA closer shot of some of the birdhouses.An even more zoomed-in photo.

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The December Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

Can you believe it’s the end of the year already? The December edition of my KierDevils newsletter, the final issue for 2020, went out on Thursday, December 3rd.  It includes the original first chapter of WAR: Disruption, back when I had Emily being a primate researcher. How different the final version turned out! If you’re a subscriber […]

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