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The Tale of the Heavenly Music Room

I’m proud to say a story of mine has been published in January’s WritingRaw, an online literary magazine.  “The Tale of the Heavenly Music Room” is one of the Path of Heaven stories that pop up during the 1001 series.
Here’s the synopsis:
Bored with walking serenely down the Path of Heaven, two musician souls, Stint and Loquat, come upon a room full of musical instruments from every place and time. They are thrilled with the exciting windfall, but as soon as they put their fingers on a keyboard or lips to a mouthpiece in the marvelous collection, their troubles begin.
Here’s the link to read the story:
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Halloween Tale 2015

Here’s a repost of my Halloween gift, a tale of Pyramid tombs, ghosts, and immortality. For more free stories and offers, join 1001/Qaraqbooks News. Continue Reading

FREE on KINDLE — THIS WEEK ONLY!

From Sun-Thurs, Oct 18-22, The Qaraq and the Maya Factor will be free on Kindle.  It’s the ebook version of Book Two of 1001, The Reincarnation Chronicles, the 11 book literary fantasy series. From the book description: What if your déjà vu lasted ten minutes? Involved ten neighbors? Linked to a 1001 lifetimes with this group? This… Continue Reading

Fabulous Fabulists

As always, I’m proud to be represented on The Visionary Fiction Alliance, this time with a guest post about the power of fable, both classic and modern.  I look at how fable relates to my new work The Qaraq and the Maya Factor.  Here’s an excerpt from “Fables, Italo Calvino, and Visionary Fiction.” “We know this… Continue Reading

Why (or why not) I Need Music to Write

I’m happy to have a guest post for the second time on Roz Morris’ wonderful Undercover Soundtrack, where authors talk about how music influences their writing process.  Cheekily, I confess that music may have no influence on me whatsoever.  But genuinely, I explore why I constantly listen to carefully constructed playlists as I write, if not… Continue Reading