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    I Have a Secret Pen Name

    I’ve kept this a secret since May 2018, but I’ve decided to ‘fess up: I published a fantasy trilogy under the pen name Denver Evans. These are unusual fantasy stories with a bit of a paranormal element. (And for that reason, I realize they won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.) The characters are flawed, they mess up and have to humble themselves and grow. Change their minds about people. Change their attitudes. Do hard things. These stories are packed full of my heart, and I’m rather proud of them. Shallows A luminescent mermaid. A bookish inventor. A terrible truth. The sea isn’t safe. Only the bravest and strongest become sailors.…

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    Book Review: Lost Solace by Karl Drinkwater

    Lost Solace by Karl Drinkwater My rating: 4 of 5 stars I listened to the audiobook version of this and very much enjoyed it. The story was not your average sci-fi, and I found myself really caring for both the human and AI characters even though they’re so much different from me. The world its set in feels very rich and I got a good sense of Opal’s backstory, which was very cool. Feels like it should be a series and that there could even be a prequel. Content notes: there was some language, battle violence and slight horror aspects, aliens, some very creepy …erm… dolls of a sort (my…