Monthly Archives: September 2015

Claustrophobia and The Dangerous Type

Claustrophobia inspired The Dangerous Type & its sequels. Here’s the story: The first time I went away to sleep-away camp, I was a junior in high school.  Michigan Tech, a university 500 miles north of my home, was hosting a … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Molly Millions

I read Neuromancer in 1986, the summer I went to Clarion. The book was a couple of years old by then, but everyone was still talking about it. Those were the days before laptops, when not every writer brought a computer to … Continue reading

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Win the Dangerous Type audiobook!

This is a new thing for me: one of my books is now an audiobook!  Last week, The Dangerous Type was released by  You can find the link here: There’s even a free sample, drawn from the book’s first … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Sarah Connor

I was talking with my good friend Mart about my project of tracing the genesis of Raena Zacari (protagonist of my In the Wake of the Templars trilogy) through her strong female role models.  Maybe the quintessential inspiration for Raena … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Crafting a Character

I talked about how ballet inspired Raena Zacari on Eden Royce’s blog: Crafting a Character by Loren Rhoads A well-rounded character draws from many inspirations. Raena Zacari, the reformed Imperial assassin, in my new trilogy was born in ballet class. … Continue reading

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