Author Archives: jamesdmacdonald

As Seen on TV Tropes

Y’all know TV Tropes, right?  You know to pack a sandwich and carry a canteen when you go there. Well, I’m pleased to announce that two of our books have their own pages at TV Tropes.  Not only that, but … Continue reading

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First on the Moon!

    First on the Moon! by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald Beatrice lay back on her bed and looked at the starscape painted on her bedroom ceiling. Two days into the latest educational hiatus and already she and Regina … Continue reading

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Stacking the Deck

So there you are, trying to memorize a deck of cards.  Not just any deck, a stacked deck.  Not so easy as it looks, eh? Help is on the way!  A flashcard program for some of the more common stacks: … Continue reading

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Serial Comma Yes!

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
At least, with regards to labor disputes in the state of Maine, where delivery drivers for Oakhurst Dairies have won their case for overtime pay, based on the absence of a serial comma…

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Supporting the Arts

Y’all want to do something nice for a writer? Buy a book.  Read the book.  Post a review.  (Good review, bad review, makes no difference.  Honest review.  Whatever you liked or didn’t like– be specific.  Use examples.) Other things to … Continue reading

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Fairness for Politicians

Congress wants to take away health insurance from Americans?  Cool.  Let’s take away government-subsidized heath insurance from Congress and their families.  They’re all millionaires; they can afford to buy insurance on the economy. Sign the Petition.    

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Why So Much Online Discourse Sucks: My Theory

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
It’s simply this: In order for local standards of civility (whether those be vanilla-custard bland or three-chili-pepper strong, it matters not) to be maintained, what’s required is vigorous, hands-on, and visible moderation. Simply…

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“The Professor is Expecting You….”

Free, today and tomorrow, “The Clockwork Trollop.”  Our Steampunk Fantasy Horror Science Fiction Porn story that originally appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.   Get it on your e-reader today! “The professor is expecting you, sir,” she said. “Archy, my friend!” came … Continue reading

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Vampires and Shapeshifters

Available wherever fine e-books are sold: Vampires & Shapeshifters by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. Contains: Bad Blood (short story) Nobody Has to Know Up the Airy Mountain Ecdysis Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita “Bad Blood” is the … Continue reading

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See a Show

One month standby. Make your travel plans….     The Granite State Magicians will present a day of magic at the Merrimack Crimeline Magic Show.  That includes handsome young me!  Come along and see it all.  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 … Continue reading

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