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Review: A Simplified Map of the Real World by Stevan Allred

Front cover of Stevan Allred's A Simplified Map of the Real World

If I were to write an Amazon review of A Simplified Map of the Real World by Stevan Allred, it would probably be the following: A Simplified Map of the Real World is a collection of 15 linked short stories that take place in Renata, Oregon and … [Read more...]

Review: “Kris Longknife” Series, by Mike Shepherd

Mutineer, the first in the Kris Longknife series

A few years ago one of my fourth-graders walked up to me during the last week of school and said, "Mrs. Lemonier, my grandpa's a writer." Aren't we all, I rudely thought. "What does he write?" "Science Fiction!" Hmmm... She introduced me to … [Read more...]