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The Candle Is Burning

May 21, 2021 at 5:19 pm
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The Candle is back, in “Ripple Effects,” Laura J. Mixon’s great new novella on… for all the Wild Cards fans out there, and for everyone who does not know they are Wild Cards fans yet.

Check it out.   It’s free.

Ripple Effects

Current Mood: excited excited

Words For Our Times

May 5, 2021 at 6:49 pm
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Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

Meow, Meow, Meow

May 3, 2021 at 8:45 am
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Way behind on my Meow Wolf updates, so…

The House of Eternal Return, the original Meow Wolf installation in Santa Fe, reopened on the Five Year anniversary of our debut.   Covid restrictions are in place, so capacity has been limited… and what better time to revisit (or visit for the first time), than now, when the crowds are thinner?   The madmen at Meow Wolf took advantage of the lockdown to repair, restore, and improve the attraction too, adding some amazing new rooms, like the Temple of Trash.

Meanwhile, off in Las Vegas (Nevada, not New Mexico), Omega Mart, the second Meow Wolf installation, is doing great business as well.   Once again, covid restrictions are in effect, but Omega Mart has sold out near every slot since opening in February.   I haven’t had the chance to check it out myself yet, being in isolation at my cabin in the mountains… but there’s no reason you shouldn’t, if you’re in the vicinity of Sin City.

Santa Fe is one, Las Vegas is two… but they say that the third time is the charm.

Meow Wolf’s third location will be Denver, with an installation as big as the first two combined.   Not open yet, no, but my friends at Da Wolf tell me that Denver is “coming along really well.”   When I know more, I will pass it along.

The cat is purring.

Current Mood: excited excited


The Candle is Coming

May 2, 2021 at 8:23 am
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Remember the Candle?

No?  Tsk.  Obviously you are behind on your Wild Card reading.   The Candle was one of the contestants on the first season of American Hero back in 2007, as chronicled in INSIDE STRAIGHT.   You missed INSIDE STRAIGHT?   That’s not a problem either.   You can snag a nice hardcover edition from Beastly Books, my newly-reopened (yay!) bookshop in Santa Fe.   At Beastly Books, ALL the books are signed, and INSIDE STRAIGHT has more signatures than most, with autographs from many of the contributors as well as yours truly.

But I digress.    I was talking about the Candle.   For all of you who might be wondering what the Candle has been up to since American Hero… and who he was, and where he came from, and how those amazing powers of his worked… our Hugo-Award-winning author Laura J. Mixon has some answers for you.   So be sure to check out her brand-new, original Candle novella, “Ripple Effects,” upcoming on

It’s a terrific story, and if there is a whit of justice, it should contend for awards.   But you can be your own judge.   “Ripple Effects” goes live on on MAY 19, and like all the Wild Cards stories on, it’s FREE FREE FREE.

Give it a read, but be warned… Wild Cards has been known to be addictive.

Current Mood: pleased pleased

May! Yay!

May 1, 2021 at 4:23 pm
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Current Mood: bouncy bouncy