The Blurb from the Abyss

[--Pam Uphoff--] Blurbs. The bane of many an author’s existence. They aren’t a brief synopsis, they’re a teaser. A hook. Something to get the potential reader to at least “look inside” if not just hit the buy now button. I'm pretty bad at them. So I just put up a book, with my usual last... Continue Reading →


Ah! Fall has fallen, with a marvelous cold front (you Northerners can laugh). I’m breaking out the long sleeved shirts for day time highs in the sixties and the multiple warm blankets for lows in the forties. It won’t last. But it will return, again and again, more frequently until Winter is here, and I... Continue Reading →

Time Travelers Contact Department U . . .

Call it a writing prompt--nothing to do with being clueless about what to write--honest! Time Travel Now, how many nations do you think have a special department all fixed up and waiting for the arrival of someone from the future? And what would this (hopefully, really, really boring) department do? Let's see. Surely the US... Continue Reading →

Old Friends and New

Andre Norton was mentioned in a comment somewhere . . . and in trying to trace down which book that was in . . . I wound up binge reading the Time Traders series, remembered that someone had written an extension and checking . . . whoa! Lots of more adventures with old friends. Some... Continue Reading →

Spy Thriller

Since no one else is posting I'll jump in with my WIP. I have the start of a story . . . now I just need to figure out what to do with it . . . Wretched thing feels like the introduction to a TV series. What is Professor Barton going to do this... Continue Reading →


Details Worlds and characters . . . They all need details to make them real to the readers. And the fun part is when they serve a dual purpose with foreshadowing. I just reread John Ringo and Lydia Sherrer’s _Into The Real_, this time with a little more analysis than the first read. And there... Continue Reading →

The End

It’s All Coming To An End! No, not the world.  . . . Well maybe the world too. One almost hates to check the news . . . and fears not to. But that’s not my problem, today. No, my problem is quite simple. My series is coming to an end. Not that it was... Continue Reading →

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