Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Free Thieftaker Story Now Available in Two Formats!!

I have just posted a new Thieftaker story to the D.B. Jackson website.  This is an original, never-before-published short story.  It’s called “The Witch of Dedham,” and it is available from this web page in two ways.  You can download … Continue reading

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Ethan Kaille’s Diary: 30 May 1765

Late in the spring of 1765, word of Parliament’s passage of the Stamp Act, one of the so-called Grenville Acts (named for George Grenville, Prime Minister of Great Britain and King George III’s Chancellor of the Exchequer) reached the New … Continue reading

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THIEFTAKER Reviewed by Booklist!

Thieftaker has garnered another fine advanced review, this one from Booklist:   “This diverting, fast-paced “what-if” debut novel set in colonial America will appeal to fans of genre-benders.”  I’m excited and deeply gratified to see the book getting some positive critical … Continue reading

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THIEFTAKER reviewed by Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly has reviewed Thieftaker.  The magazine calls it “a noteworthy series opener.”  To see what others have said about the book, check out this page on the D.B. Jackson website.

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Sneak Peak at the THIEFTAKER T-Shirt!

Here it is, all!  The official THIEFTAKER t-shirt!  (Pay no attention to the red line down that middle.  That’s a graphic tool used to center the image on the shirt — the actual t-shirts won’t have it.)  In case the … Continue reading

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Defining Success, Or Not

Loaded title, right?  But I’m in one of those moods — contemplative, questioning the meaning of everything, wondering where I fit into the cosmos, etc.  Well, maybe not that last, but you get my drift. Thieftaker comes out in forty-eight … Continue reading

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Music From My Kids

I used to tell my daughters that no good music had been produced since sometime in the late 1970s.  I didn’t really believe it, but they were younger then, and at the time they were listening to some truly horrid … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage and the Founding Fathers

Earlier today I was listening to NPR, which was airing a discussion of gay marriage and President Obama’s announcement yesterday that he now supports the rights of gay and lesbian Americans to marry. During the discussion, a listener called in … Continue reading

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Maurice Sendak

I’m sure that this will not be the only tribute to Maurice Sendak that you read today and in the days to come.  That’s okay.  Sendak’s books reached so many of us, and meant so much to all who read … Continue reading

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Flash Writing Tips: Three Rules I Follow When Creating Magic

This post is about creating magic.  Literally.  More to the point, it’s about creating a viable magic system for your fantasy story or novel.  A couple of months back I wrote about worldbuilding and might have alluded briefly to magic … Continue reading

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