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Technical Difficulties

By Kathleen McClure | December 14, 2021

Whelp, it’s real-the new version of the website is live, and it’s causing some hitches in our giddy-up (that’s a very western phrase for “oops”). For readers who were following The Libra Gambit, I (most certainly foolishly) created a new link. This is great for my “keeping the closet tidy” but terrible for people who’ve …

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Warts and all…

By Kathleen McClure | December 9, 2021

Wherein the Outrageous Fiction team of Kathleen McClure, Kelley McKinnon, and L. Gene Brown welcome you to the new, mostly improved, and hopefully exciting website. Here, we will continue to provide access to our outrageous books, as well as releasing many of those books as webnovels, following the Libra Gambit model, which has seen a …

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Casting a Novel: Zodiac’s Jessyn Breeshandra

By Kathleen McClure | December 7, 2021

A Naihad’s Work is Never Done The role of Jessyn Breeshandra in The Zodiac Files is arguably one of the more difficult to cast. As the half-breed daughter of a Human and As a Rasalkan empath, trained in the famed Naihad Academy, the character must embody grace, compassion, intelligence, and sensuality. Sworn to the service …

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Changes on the Horizon

By Kathleen McClure | December 7, 2021

Just a quick heads-up to everyone reading: we expect to deploy an updated version of the website Thursday, December 9, 2021. We hope the new digs will make everyone’s visits to the site more enjoyable. That said, this will require me (Kathleen) to push a button on a computer to make the thing happen, and …

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RIP KDP Weekly Update


By Kathleen McClure | August 26, 2021

Confirmation of a Death Foretold For those keepingup with the drama from the last post, I regret to inform you that my Kindle Direct Publishing Account (the KDP of the title) is now as dead as disco. Though I cannot, even now, tell you what mistake I made to trigger the event, even after having …

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don't panic that's my job

Don’t Panic…

By Kathleen McClure | August 17, 2021

…just waiting for that higher level of order to kick in. This is a quick update to, first, let everyone know that we’re close to having the youngest offspring moved to college (in three weeks!) and I’ll have more thinking/writing time in September (I may cry a little, first-my baby’s in college!-but writing will happen-both …

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running up that hill

Still running up that hill…

By Kathleen McClure | June 18, 2021

… with a shout out to the above graduating class of 2021, who kept on even when the lights went out! It’s been a hitch over two months since I went on hiatus, and in that time, Life has become even more complicated, and that has led to a lengthier break from writing than anyone …

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Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day is Nigh!

By Kathleen McClure | May 3, 2021

  Anyone who’s read The Gemini Hustle knows that Harry and Jessyn share a deep fondness for all things Star Wars, so I have no doubt they’d both be eager to download any or all of the books in this space opera collection, assembled specifically to celebrate that galaxy far, far, away. Click HERE to …

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A Socially Distant Holiday Gift

By Kathleen McClure | December 16, 2020

Free Download! This holiday season, the best gifts are not only free, they are free of germs. Luckily, I’m in the ebook trade, and so have made The Longest Shard FREE on several retailers for your reading pleasure.* A little Shawshank Redemption, a little It’s a Wonderful Life, and a whole lot of snark, The …

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Guess Who’s Manybooks Author of the Day?

By Kathleen McClure | November 7, 2020

Yeah, I was surprised, too.  For those unaware, Manybooks is a book discovery site geared towards promoting indie authors (think Bookbub’s younger sister). Recently, the lovely folks at Manybooks surprised me with a chance to respond to some genuinely insightful questions about the writing life in general, and The Longest Shard in particular. It was …

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