Books, Publishing, Short Fiction, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing, Writing Inspiration

A Book Launch, A Sneak Peek, and a Sale

Today's the launch day for the e-book edition of Swords and Maidens, a fantasy anthology in which I've got a piece of World War II speculative fiction. To celebrate, I'm sharing a sneak peek of the beginning of my story and running a sale on my already published books! How do the Second World War… Continue reading A Book Launch, A Sneak Peek, and a Sale

Books, History Class, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2

What If Hitler Had Successfully Invaded Great Britain? Len Deighton’s SS-GB

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 (CH 884) A formation of Boulton Paul Defiants of No. 264 Squadron in flight, August 1940. L7026 ?PS-V? and N1535 ?PS-A? visible. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205126775 I have one more book to share in my series of posts on "Speculative Fiction meets World War II," and it's one… Continue reading What If Hitler Had Successfully Invaded Great Britain? Len Deighton’s SS-GB

Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2

What if the Axis Powers Controlled the World? THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick

Image courtesy of "Gouvernathor" via Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Internation License. History is full of "what ifs." How many individual decisions and seemingly minor incidents have shaped the world we live in today? Over the last few weeks, I've been looking at books that blend speculative fiction and World War II in… Continue reading What if the Axis Powers Controlled the World? THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick

Books, History Class, Short Fiction, Storytelling, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

What if the Allies Lost? FATHERLAND by Robert Harris

"A close up of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin." Photo by Ilse Orsel on Unsplash History is full of "what ifs." What if Hitler had not chosen to open an Eastern Front and attack Russia? What if the forces on the Philippines had been prepared after Pearl Harbor was attacked? What if the U.S. forces hadn't been prepared… Continue reading What if the Allies Lost? FATHERLAND by Robert Harris

Books, Publishing, Short Fiction, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

Cover Reveal!

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com I just got the word! The new anthology, in which I'm taking part, is up for pre-order! I suppose that means it's time to share some more details. First of all, here's the blurb. My piece of World War II speculative fiction definitely fits into the "and more" category.… Continue reading Cover Reveal!

Books, Life, Short Fiction, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Inspiration

WWII Meets the 80s: Alexa Kang’s ETERNAL FLAME

If I could turn back time... Well, if I could, I might warn myself to stay a bit further back from ill students so that I wouldn't have spent the last few days on antibiotics. (Would I listen to my future self? Probably not. You can't really teach 6-year-olds from afar.) However, a bit of… Continue reading WWII Meets the 80s: Alexa Kang’s ETERNAL FLAME

Books, Life, Publishing, Short Fiction, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Inspiration

There’s a New Book on the Horizon!

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com I'm pleased to announce that I have a new short story coming out this February! It will be part of an anthology of short stories featuring around 10 other authors. It is going to be a bit different from my other published works. When my family made the decision… Continue reading There’s a New Book on the Horizon!

Civil War, History Class, Life, Museums, Travel, Uncategorized, World War 2

Exploring the Oshkosh Public Museum (and a Small Piece of the National WWII Museum)

2023 has arrived, and even though the gray clouds remind me of Washington winter more than the dazzling snowscapes I envisioned, it's off to a pretty good start in the Clare household. We had a lovely Christmas break with many visits from family and friends, and my kids and I found a snow drift large… Continue reading Exploring the Oshkosh Public Museum (and a Small Piece of the National WWII Museum)

Uncategorized, Writer's Life

Merry Christmas

Dear Readers- Another season of Advent anticipation is drawing to a close. Tonight, my family and I sang "Silent Night" to candlelight and filed out into the frosty air planning for the celebration of Christmas tomorrow. As I put the finishing touches on the kids' stockings and get the last gifts wrapped and under the… Continue reading Merry Christmas

Short Fiction, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Gift

Welcome to the Advent Calendar Story Train, where you can read through 24 stories under the theme The Gift. Thank you for reading today's story. The next one will be available to read on December 22nd, titled "Kunundrum of Size."  The link will be active tomorrow when the post goes live. If you missed yesterday's… Continue reading The Gift