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Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Mike

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Mike

I have put off writing this essay to the very last minute. Not because I don’t want to talk about Mike Resnick, and not because I have too little to say. I have put it off, because each time I write one of these memorials to Mike, his death becomes a little more...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Mike

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Phone Home

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Xfinity launched an ad that claims to be a sequel to the movie E.T. I suppose the commercial is a sequel of sorts, if you consider that it replicates all of the high points of the movie, with similar cute kids, and an adult Elliott. I...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Mike

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Inspired Content

On Wednesday, October 2, WMG Publishing, my husband Dean, and I launched a Kickstarter. It’s our fourth of 2019, and the second one to feature my writing. This one, though, is even more special to me than the other Kickstarter that featured my writing. That May...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Mike

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Conventions

For me, moving to Las Vegas makes my life feel like a perpetual convention. Everyone comes to Las Vegas eventually, so I’m seeing a lot of friends I haven’t seen in years. Many people here wear costumes for their jobs, so I often see Spider-Man or that...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Trusting The Storyteller

Notes from The Buffer Zone:Neighborhood

Years ago, I read an essay by Nora Ephron called “Moving On.” In addition to being one of the best writer-directors of rom-coms ever, Nora Ephron was a hell of a nonfiction writer. Her essays are droll and observant and a bit too spot on. “Moving On” is in her...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Mike

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Visions of the Future

One of the main features of living in Las Vegas is the influx of tourists—different tourists—on a weekly basis. For one weekend last fall, motorcyclists had a big gathering, and the city grew loud with revving engines and blaring rock music. In December, a big rodeo...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Trusting The Storyteller

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Old-Timers

I’ve become one of the old-timers. I had an inkling of that these past few years, after I was the guest of honor at MileHiCon and watched the younger writers mill around. I had another inkling when so many of my writer and editor friends passed away recently, and I...

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