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But Who Would Be Dumb Enough To Try It? (Episode 16)

And now, at long last, the conclusion to “But Who Would Be Dumb Enough to Try it?”  It’s been a great ride, and we thank our readers for joining us on this quest to save Celis from the powers of darkness. *    *    *    *    * The Crystal of Darkness shattered in a rain of glittering fragments. The aura of red …

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Lost in the Crowd — A short serial (Part 1)

Steve Rzasa here–in the run-up to the release of Crosswind on Nov. 1, I’ve embarked on a short serial that will fill in some of the background for the story. The events take place the day before the prologue of Crosswind and follow one Troy Keysor as he uncovers a dangerous truth about the plans Trestleway–southern neighbor to the city-state …

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But Who Would Be Dumb Enough To Try It? (Episode 15)

Greetings, fair reader! MLP author Steve Rzasa here. We’re at the great finale of our collaborative work, and to tie up all these loose ends, I’m going to do this in two parts. So don’t despair—there’s one last segment coming next Saturday. Enjoy! *    *    *    *    * The fight had been going well. I was sure of it. I …

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Gear and guns: The Technology of ‘Crosswind’

Steve Rzasa here. Got another look at the behind-the-scenes of my upcoming book, Crosswind, due out from Marcher Lord Press in November. * * * * * Prior to writing Crosswind, most everything I’d written was science fiction. World-building there is fun, but requires a ton of work. Don’t get me wrong, I like work. Mostly. But I also like …

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Creating a Branter — Saddle Up

When I started gathering notes for Crosswind in early 2011, it was at that point just a concept called “Perch” based on several ideas cobbled together. What I decided early on was that the animals in this world needed to be quite different from those in our own, to help this semi alternate history stand out. So, what animal is …

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The Origin of Perch — The World of ‘Crosswind’

MLP author Steve Rzasa here. You know, inspiration is a funny thing. I don’t recall precisely when I had the first inkling of wanting to write Crosswind, which is due out in November from Marcher Lord Press, but I do remember where – walking past the chapter books for grade-school age readers at the library where I work. I’d been …

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Flash Fiction from The World of ‘Crosswind’

Steve Rzasa here. With my new novel Crosswind coming out in November, I thought I’d give our dear faithful readers a taste of the world the Sark brothers inhabit (Winchell and Copernicus Sark are the main characters — check out my prior post.) It’s a world similar to ours but with a few key differences, I worked up this bit of …

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But Who Would Be Dumb Enough To Even Try It? (Episode 8)

Steve Rzasa here. Everyone’s done such a great job with the story thus far! I’m excited to chip in with the next installment of our grand quest. Hold on to your hats… *  *  *  *  * I’d heard the howling long before I saw them. Wolf-men. Four of them. My hand, driven by instinct, slapped at the hip that once …

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Goodreads giveaway of “Broken Sight”

Hi there — this is MLP author Steve Rzasa. I’ve got a giveaway going on at Goodreads for the entire month of July. Stop by this link and sign up for a chance at one of three copies of Broken Sight, my third novel by Marcher Lord Press. Broken Sight continues the saga that began in The Word Reclaimed and …

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