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The Editing Room Floor: Empty Calories

Here’s another from The Libra Gambit’s editing room floor, and one which includes references to possibly the most comforting food I have ever known (says the person with no nut allergies), the grilled peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich, also known as the fluffernutter sandwich. Side note, the fluffernutter tends to use marshmallow cream, but my …

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The Editing Room Floor: Prologue Fail

What can we say? Sometimes there are scenes that don’t make it into the book.* Maybe the scene didn’t gel with the rest of the story, or went off on a plot tangent too far. Maybe the scene stopped the action, or was confusing. And maybe, just maybe, the scene left the beta readers tilting …

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The Libra Gambit: Epilogue

 The Libra Gambit: Epilogue, in which one adventure is put to bed even as other adventures stir to life. Want to catch up on previous entries? Go to The Libra Gambit main page. Epilogue About an hour before the crew of the Moth were faced with the possibility of a new life, Zumo Vanzale was staring …

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 50

 The Libra Gambit Chapter 50, in which the team sees the end of a Very Big Adventure, and possibly the Beginning of Another. Want to catch up on previous entries? Go to The Libra Gambit main page. Chapter 50 Some time later—Ray wasn’t sure how much later, because Doyle time passed more slowly than actual time—he and …

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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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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 49

 The Libra Gambit Chapter 49 sees Ray in recovery and Doyle in a tizzy. Want to catch up on previous entries? Go to The Libra Gambit main page. Chapter 49 Inside Ray’s quarters, Dr. Tsosi had just finished knitting the first of Ray’s ribs—a process that was exactly as painful as Ray recalled—when the door slid aside …

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 48

 The Libra Gambit brings the team home to the Gypsy Moth. Want to catch up on previous entries? Go to The Libra Gambit main page. Chapter 48 Harry, faced with his daughter’s devastation, was still seeking an answer to her question when Mollin strode into the mix. “Thank the universe you’re here,” the Cherrii said. “But as …

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 47

 The Libra Gambit was a little late today—had to make up writing time after a week working a holiday job. Hope you enjoy! Want to catch up on previous entries? Go to The Libra Gambit main page. Chapter 47 Harry dutifully performed the chest compressions, counting them out under his breath as he tried not to worry …

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 46

 The Libra Gambit brings everyone together, at the last. Want to catch up on previous entries? Go to The Libra Gambit main page. Chapter 46 Bader had just started to cross towards the bar when a commotion at the rear door had her raising the table leg she’d wrenched free on hearing Rikert’s inarticulate bellow moments before. …

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 45

Hold onto something as The Libra Gambit enters the darkest night. Want to catch up on previous entries? Go to The Libra Gambit main page. Chapter 45 Inside the auction room, Bader had just reached the control panel when series of crashes had her looking to the far side of the room in time to see the two …

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