Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Kage Baker closely monitored how her works were received. A writer should do this, of course, to some extent – not so much that they get paranoid, but enough to be aware of what their readers want to see. It … Continue reading

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Phyllis Patterson: May 18, 2014

Kage Baker credited a good part of her inspiration and writing career to a lady named Phyllis Patterson. Phyllis herself demurred, assuring Kage that all she, Phyllis, had done was create an opportunity for Kage to find out what was … Continue reading

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Current Events In My Face

Kage Baker often quoted John Lennon. Well, actually, she quoted George more (him being her fave. She liked skinny guys) but John did tend to say clever stuff, and she admired that. The one statement she quoted the most was Life … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch …

Kage Baker never liked to admit to any physical problem.  I’m still not sure if she thought it was an admission of weakness, or just terribly gauche. She was a firm believer in the old adage: Don’t tell your friends … Continue reading

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To Sleep, Perchance To – Oh, The Hell With It, I Just Want To Sleep!

Kage Baker always viewed my insomnia with both sympathy and suspicion. She could see that going sleepless sometimes quite drained me, and she was sorry for me about it. But she could also see that just as often, I enjoyed … Continue reading

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