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A review in the hand is worth …

What does an author need as much as whiskey, solitude, and a spouse with a steady income? Reviews In today’s market, books live and die based on the eyeballs that chance across them online, and the more reviews a book … Continue reading

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A Breed for Every Need

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in April 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Horsemanship Level 2: Identification Horses come in many … Continue reading

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Meet Brenda Carre’s ‘Gret’ in Pulp Literature 15

I’m delighted that Allaigna’s Song will be sharing centre stage with Pulp Literature Issue 15 at the Summer Launch on July 10th.  Not just because of S Ross Browne’s stunning cover painting The Huntress.  (Though I confess I might be jealous if Melissa … Continue reading

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Horsemanship Level 2: what’s old is new

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in April 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Our Horsemanship curriculum, like the Canadian Pony Club … Continue reading

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Allaigna’s Song launches July 10th!

I hope my local peeps will be able to join me at Steamworks brew pub on the evening of Monday July 10th.  Not only will we be celebrating the launch of Pulp Literature Issue 15 (15!! How did that happen already?), … Continue reading

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The Blue Spur Curriculum

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in April 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Having completed our blog tour through the Green … Continue reading

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Allaigna’s Cartography: mapping the Ilmar

I love maps of all kinds.  Old maps and new ones.  Perspective, topographical, nautical, astronomical, representational, decorative, and functional.  My dog-eared London A-Z, the iconic tube map, and the amazingly detailed 17th century perspective drawings of the city all form part … Continue reading

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Striking From the Saddle

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in April 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. The final item on the Green Spur checklist … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal!

I know, I know, I’ve neglected this blog for months.  What can I say? I’ve been busy!  But this is pretty exciting … the beautiful cover for Allaigna’s Song: Overture painted by Melissa Mary Duncan with layout and font design by Kris Sayer.  I … Continue reading

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Brothers, Sisters, and Lullabies

With the Something Novel campaign in full swing, I thought maybe now would be a good time to share the first chapter of Allaigna’s Song: Overture for those who haven’t had a glimpse yet … Allaigna’s Song: Overture JM Landels … Continue reading

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