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Show Your Saddles You Care

Originally posted on Academie Duello’s blog in June 2013 Horsemanship Level 2: Saddlery Care In Dom Duarte’s 15th century treatise on riding, horsemanship and mounted combat, Bem Cavalgar, he states: We must take good care of the saddle, the bridle … Continue reading

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Free Review Copies Available

Further to the Eligibility Post, Pulp Literature Press is making free review copies of all their 2017 publications available this month.  That includes Allaigna’s Song, so if you want to snag a copy (in exchange for an honest review, award … Continue reading

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Tacking up … again

Originally posted on Academie Duello’s blog in June 2013 Horsemanship Level 2: Tacking & Untacking There’s really nothing different about tacking up and untacking in Horsemanship Level 2, except this time we ask that you do it on your own: … Continue reading

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Award Season: the Eligibility Post

I’m kind of late out of the starting gate here (what can I say, November and December were busy) but here’s my very short list of award-eligible writing for 2017. Allaigna’s Song: Overture ISBN: 978-0-9949565-9-0 (print) ISBN: 978-1-98886500-3 (eBook) When … Continue reading

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Moody Mares and Grumpy Geldings

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in June 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Blue Spur, or second rank of the Mounted Combat program. Horsemanship Level 2: Equine Warning Signs Take … Continue reading

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Grooming Good Behaviour

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in May 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Blue Spur, or second rank of the Mounted Combat program. Horsemanship Level 2: Grooming By the time … Continue reading

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The Jog

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in May 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Blue Spur, or second rank of the Mounted Combat program. Horsemanship Level 2: Leading at the Trot … Continue reading

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Happy NaNoing to all my writer friends.  If you are churning out a novel this month, may your words flow freely, your plots be mathematically precise, and your characters grow and change in marvellous and unexpected ways. And don’t forget … Continue reading

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A day in the Life

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in May 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Blue Spur, or second rank of the Mounted Combat program. Horsemanship Level 2: Routines of the Horse … Continue reading

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Special on Pulp Literature Issue 16 till Hallowe’en

The Autumn issue of Pulp Literature is spectacularly spooky this year.  It contains no fewer than two ghosts and one ghost town, three very different end-of-life experiences, ghouls in coffee shops, unidentified monsters in the subway, and of course, the latest … Continue reading

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