Monthly Archives: November 2015

Small, Strange Businesses

Kage Baker absolutely loved to shop. When she had no money, she went window shopping and made lists for when she did get money. She never carried her own credit or debit card, nor even kept them in her desk … Continue reading

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Interesting Stuff

Kage Baker loved the quiet parts of the winter holidays – the off-days, the filler days, the days between the great high holy days when one could lie about and eat leftovers and engage in  entertaining research. When the King … Continue reading

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Good Times

Kage Baker always espoused a quiet, contemplative Thanksgiving Day. Why she did, I do not know. She never got one. It’s a primary family holiday, of course, so when we were small it was all loud and confused bun fights … Continue reading

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There IS Someone Out There

Kage Baker was always curious about who her readers were. Not one by one, so much: she was terminally shy, and always dreaded having to talk to fans individually.  But she really was interested in who they were in general, … Continue reading

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Non Requiescant In Pace

Kage Baker didn’t want to know when her friends died. It wasn’t that she didn’t care – she did, tremendously. But we’d entered that time of life when one’s playmates start dying a lot; and she couldn’t stand the increasing … Continue reading

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Reserves or Springs?

Kage Baker used to worry about running out of ideas. Probably most writers do that. Some, obviously, do not – there are some quite successful writers who have been writing the same story over and over through their careers. There … Continue reading

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Looking Through the Thorns

Kage Baker suffered from migraines. She left them to me, along with all her writing notes and Beatles memorabilia. I had no vestige of a migraine until menopause heaved over my personal horizon. Kage, Kimberly and Anne all did – … Continue reading

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