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Happy Thanksgiving!

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If you celebrate the holiday, I hope that it is a joyous one!

I hope that everyone can share this time of year with friends and family.

I hope that we can all spare a thought for those less fortunate than ourselves.

I hope that all of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who are serving at home and overseas will come back safe and sound.

  • I hope that everyone has something or someone to be thankful for this year.
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    Season Two Spire City Pre-Launch Party, or Why Orlando Bloom Is the Secret God of Steampunk Yet to Be

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    Last night I attended a pre-release party on Facebook for Season Two of Daniel Ausema’s Spire City. Many of my fellow Darkside Codex authors were also guests and we had several discussions about writing and the steampunk genre.

    I would like to thank Daniel for hosting a wonderful party!

    Daniel shared beautiful works of art done for Spire City by Worlds Beyond Art. You can learn more about their work at the following: http://worldsbeyondart.com

    We also had a spirited discussion about steampunk re-imaginings of other stories. Daniel brought up The Lord of the Rings as a work he would love to see steampunked. I thought Pirates of the Caribbean would be a natural one for the steampunk genre, and Nyki Blatchley and Eric Spannerman focused on the Greek Myths. During the discussion, I noted that all of these had one aspect in common: Orlando Bloom. He starred in The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Troy.
    Eric Spannerman dubbed him “The Secret God of Steampunk Yet to Be” and the rest of us concurred.

    You can re-visit our musings at

    https://www.facebook.com/events/750991301641933/?ref_notif_type=event_mall_reply&source=1;

    Cheers!

    Chris

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    Spooky Pictures from Nature to Inspire Writing

     

     

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    Originally this blog post was going to be titled “spooky trees,” but I was inspired by squee1313 to work with my picture of a bridge and my “sketch” app.

    When I went walking there it didn’t seem very scary. Now in retrospect . . .

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    Another spooky tree.

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    At the river crossing:

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    A haunted ferry perhaps?

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    100_0966I hope that everyone has a scary (but safe) Halloween!

    Chris

     

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    Guest Blog Post At Musa

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    Musa Publishing shared a blog post of mine.  You can find it at http://musapublishing.blogspot.com/2014/10/congratulations-musa.html

    Chris

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    COLOSSAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

    with Musa Publishing
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    Baiting the Hook by Mary Palmer & David Wilton
    Brothers in Crime by KM Rockwood
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    1st Place Winner
    $10.00 Musa Gift Certificate
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    Pantheon by Josh Strnad
    Windy City Heat by Remi Hunter
    2nd Place Winner
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    Cairo in White by Kelly Ann Jacobson
    Chasing Athens by Marissa Tejada
    First Frost by Liz DeJesus
    Who Wacked Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf
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    Cairo in White by Kelly Ann Jacobson
    Chasing Athens by Marissa Tejada
    First Frost by Liz DeJesus
    Who Wacked Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf
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    Beginning October 1, 2014 we draw 2 winners a day and they will each receive 3 books
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    Enter daily to win!
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    Question of Time by Mary S. Palmer
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    Guest Blog Post at Penumbra

    writingHello Everyone,

    Please check out my guest blog post at Penumbra:

    http://penumbraezine.blogspot.com/

    I hope that you enjoy!

    Chris

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    Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day

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    Ahoy! (I couldn’t resist.)

    To celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, I thought I would share one of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain.

    If you would like to read about my own pirate ship adventure last year (complete with pictures!), please visit the following:

    http://chrispavesic.com/2013/08/20/on-writing-the-road-less-traveled/

    Chris

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