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Murder under the Mistletoe 2023 – A Round-up of the Best Indie Holiday Mysteries and Crime Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite holiday mysteries by indie authors. The holiday mysteries cover the … Continue reading

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First Monday Free Fiction: Christmas Eve at the Purple Owl Café

Welcome to the December 2023 edition of First Monday Free Fiction. I forgot to post last month’s edition, because I had too much on my mind. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free short story every … Continue reading

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The 2023 July Short Story Challenge – Day by Day

For starters, Smashwords is currently having its annual summer sale, where you can get plenty of e-books at reduced prices or for free, including several of mine. The 2023 Hugo finalists were also accidentally announced for about an hour on … Continue reading

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Murder under the Mistletoe 2022 – A Round-up of the Best Indie Holiday Mysteries and Crime Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite holiday mysteries by indie authors. The holiday mysteries cover the … Continue reading

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First Monday Free Fiction: A Bullet for Father Christmas

Welcome to the December 2022 edition of First Monday Free Fiction. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free short story every week on her blog, I’ll post a free story on the first Monday of every … Continue reading

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Two Links and a New Arrival

There will be more Fancast and Non-Fiction Spotlights in the next week, but for now I have a few things to share. For starters, I have a new story out in the November issue of Swords and Sorcery Magazine. My … Continue reading

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Hawkeye realises “So This Is Christmas”

Here’s my review of season 1 finale of Hawkeye, somewhat belated due to the double whammy of Worldcon and the holiday season. Review of previous episodes may be found here. Warning! Spoilers under the cut!

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Two new historical horror tales just in time for the holidays: The Witchfinder’s Apprentice and The Solstice Horror

The much delayed Hawkeye and Star Trek Discovery reviews are coming, but first of all, here is the final new release announcement for 2021. And it’s even a double new release announcement for what turned out to be a new … Continue reading

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First Monday Free Fiction: Revolt at the North Pole

Welcome to the December 2021 edition of First Monday Free Fiction. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free short story every week on her blog, I’ll post a free story on the first Monday of every … Continue reading

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The Obligatory Christmas Post 2020

Yes, I know that Christmas has been over for four days now, but I was pretty busy with a large translation job, so here is the somewhat belated obligatory 2020 Christmas post. In spite of the pandemic, our Christmas wasn’t … Continue reading

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