Writing Life

Weekly Update: January 21, 2022

Getting the sad news out of the way first. The cat I mentioned last week did, indeed, decide she was done by this past Wednesday. She will be missed, from her calm acceptance of everything and everyone, to her mighty purr, to the way she made a tribble noise every time a person would pet …

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Weekly Update: January 14, 2022

Okay—this week is a little wonky. Like, I lost track of which days I was supposed to post which chapter of which book wonky. Mostly because since last Friday, I have flown to and from another state (in two days!), then come home to an aged and ill cat who we’re at the “coaxing to …

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Weekly Update: January 7, 2022 (New Year, New Website)

Happy Friday, y’all. So, the first week of the year flew past in a flurry of getting youngest student ready to return to college. I’ll be accompanying her, so the weekend is basically me, on planes. Crossing fingers weather and flights behave. While all that was happening, I pulled the lever on a small, yet …

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Weekly Update: December 31, 2021 (Ringing Out the Old)

Kathleen here, bearing greetings and wishes for a Happy New Year (Solar Edition), from all the Outrageous Fiction crew. I’m just coming off ten straight days of seasonal work, and I can tell you, my muscles are feeling it! As I mentioned in last week’s post, I spent the entire holiday providing cat care. My …

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Weekly Update: December 24, 2021

First of all, happiest of birthdays to Mr. L. Gene Brown, who is not only an amazing creator of worlds, he shares a birthday with my (Kathleen’s) youngest—meaning there’s at least one person out there who won’t lose track of that close-to-holiday birthday. To celebrate, both The Gemini Hustle and Outrageous Fortune have been reduced …

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Weekly Update: December 17, 2021

Introducing our first weekly update, in which we share what outrageous fiction we’ve been working on, where we are in various stages of creation, and anything else of interest that has occurred during the week. First of all, we’re thrilled report that The Libra Gambit is one week away from it’s final chapter! Chapter 50 …

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Technical Difficulties

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…

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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Weather Delays: The Libra Gambit

As the current Polar Vortex/Winter Storm/Ohmygoodnessit’scoldoutthere continues to wreak havoc on the Texas infrastructure, look for delays in posting of The Libra Gambit. Our area has significant power outages, rolling blackouts, and the subsequent loss of internet, and beyond that, there’s a certain level of stress as we try to stay warm while not using …

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Tomorrow is Never Promised

Chadwick Boseman knew this better than most, and with that knowledge he continued to work, completing a number of movies, including possibly my most cherished “super hero” films of all time The Black Panther.* Millions have already paid tribute to Mr. Boseman, and far more eloquently than I ever could, so I will only say I am …

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