Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #7

Star Date: July 27, 2019 Greetings Readers, Summer Camp here in Flagstaff has been busy and it’s finally quite hot. Yes, the dog days of summer are here. Our pups are so hot that they only want short walks these days. Teddy got a summer haircut from a professional groomer and he looks adorable. Olivia has been daily shedding the last of her winter coat. They love to play and sometimes cuddle. Here they are …

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For A Horse Named Corwin

Long ago, in another life time (or at least it feels that way), I lived on an 80-acre ranch outside of Globe, Arizona and had a white horse named Snoopy. For years, I rode this horse nearly every day. Often to herd our two milk cows in and at other times to explore the landscape of our hilly desert home. And whether I rode him or not, I cared for him. My horse. My friend. …

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Followup #3: Short Story Marathon, Two Years Later

Two Years On Two years. Wow, I really can’t believe it. A lot has happened to these stories since this crazy experiment was finished: 4 stories have sold (over 13%) and I have a few more sales pending (check the links out below, one is available to read for free online). If all goes as planned that will hit 20%. Amazing. These stories are my first professional sales. See by blog post about The Disappearing …

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The Mystery at Molas Pass

It’s release day! A very special one at that. Our first release of a Campfire Tale is “The Mystery at Molas Pass.” Aleia did a lovely roundup of were we are with Campfire Tales this morning, but I wanted to just highlight the release. As with all Campfire Tales, the story is free to newsletter subscribers (and exclusive to them for a while). If you are one, look in your inbox, the email went out …

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Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #6

Star Date: June 29, 2019 Hello Readers, It’s finally Summer here in Flagstaff and we are a bunch of happy campers now! It rained and snowed several times during the month of May, so we have an abundance of wildflowers blooming and my garden is full of little stone people, colorful perennial pansies (who knew such a thing existed), dianthus, snap dragons, daisies, and herbs. Early morning will usually find our author typing away at …

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Woody and June Update!

Post-Zombie Apocalypse Reporter, Aleia O here. Happy Summer Everyone! Thanks to the long snowy winter in Flagstaff, the wildflowers are blooming in abundance. Olivia has been enjoying the summer life with her new friend, Teddy. He’s been with us for eight weeks. He’s an older gentleman; a sweet and affectionate cocker spaniel rescue. He’s sometimes a bit overwhelmed by Olivia’s ardor but they are very fond of each other.  During the summertime out west, there …

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Detecting Haley

“Detecting Haley” is a new book but an older story. It is the first Walter Anchor case. “The Ghost Bride’s Gift” is the second and right now it is exclusive to and free for newsletter subscribers. This story was originally published with 9 other short stories as part of Life After: Stories of Life, Death, and the Places in Between. There is a reason for all of this. There is at least one more Walter Anchor …

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Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #5

Star Date: May 25, 2019 Greetings Readers! Since our last update, camp life has become unbelievably busy. We had been thinking that Olivia needed a four-pawed canine friend to help her feel more comfortable. She truly is a pack animal and she had been a bit of a sad sack over not being with her littermate, Sky, and other friends next door. So, I asked the universe for a male spaniel. The universe delivered not …

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The Disappearing Neighborhood

I’ve got it on my list to do a blog post about milestones–there have been a bunch so far this year–but this is a big one and I can’t wait. My story, “The Disappearing Neighborhood,” is out in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine: Issue #6! This is a big deal for a couple of reasons. First, it is my first professional sale. While I’ve been in a bunch of anthologies and gotten paid for a fair number …

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Self-Rescuing Damsels

I’m really excited to have my story, “Ashna’s Heart” as part of Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels. This is the story of a fire mage named Kyla who is willing do anything and everything to save her home and her people. But to do so, she must leave her home behind and set out in search of her mentor who stole Ashna’s Heart, which is the only thing that can quiet the volcano at the …

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