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Disney going hog wild with Star Wars

I’ve really been pleased so far with how Disney has developed the Star Wars universe. “Rogue One” was an outstanding movie. I cry every time I watch it, plus it has such bad ass Darth Vader scenes. I’m very much … Continue reading

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Extinct human species inspire fantasy races and monsters

My whole life I’ve been fascinated by human ancestors or prehistoric members of the genus homo. Neanderthals are the most well known. Their disappearance from Europe at the same time that modern homo sapiens moved into the continent has held … Continue reading

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Archeology a constant source of inspiration for my fantasy writing

This article about a 1,000-year-old Viking sword found by a hunter in the Norwegian Mountains easily suggests a story to me. Unlike the speculation in the article that someone dropped the sword while lost in a blizzard, I like to … Continue reading

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Predators and Prey react to molecule in spilled blood

This article about the E2D molecule shows how the microscopic world influences the macro world. The process of fats breaking down in blood exposed to air creates the molecule. Scientists have concluded that E2D provokes interest and excitement in predators, … Continue reading

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Wolf attacks at Israeli campsites result from humans feeding them

Writing the Werewolves in the Renaissance series has included researching wolf history and behavior. This information guides the portrayal of my werewolf hero Thal. Because wolves have been cultural bad guys for centuries, I investigated just how dangerous wolves are … Continue reading

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Women driving in Saudi Arabia could let Genie out of the bottle

I was very happy to see the news that Saudi Arabia has ended its ban on women driving cars. I hope it is a tiny step forward for women in that country that will lead to additional destruction of the … Continue reading

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Linda Hamilton to appear in 6th Terminator Film

If there’s one famous science fiction heroine that women like, even those who don’t call themselves sci fi fans, it’s Sarah Connor from The Terminator. I’m pleased to see in the news below that Linda Hamilton has joined the cast … Continue reading

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Eastern Coyotes in the news stalking dog walker in New Jersey

Eastern coyotes, also known as coy-wolves, have become prevalent in the Eastern United States. They live near me in Michigan, and I have both heard them and seen them. They creep into my neighborhood in mid to late summer to … Continue reading

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Nature and magic fuel fantasy fiction settings and plots

Epic adventure requires an epic setting. Read on and consider how fantasy novels blend magic with the grandeur of Nature to create powerful entertainment. Two of the most common elements in fantasy novels are Nature and magic. They are linked … Continue reading

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How life in Michigan influences fantasy author Tracy Falbe

Authors are influenced by where they grow up and the places they live throughout their lives. What would some of Mark Twain’s books be like if he had not known the Mississippi River? His pen name wouldn’t have even been … Continue reading

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