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The Valley of Kings

Those who know me know that I’m not all that religious but I’m more spiritual in nature.  I agree that there must be something more but I don’t believe in man-made religions.  I find them to be exclusive and prone to hatred and bias.  I was raised a Catholic, have been a member of the

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Beach Day #1

Cumulous clouds, nimbulous cotton-candy puffs of white and grey, misty blue on the horizon, jade to forest to spring green water.  Junior Lifeguards from middle to high school age, sun-kissed, sun-blonded, not in “look-at-me” bathing suits but suits meant for business.  No bare butt or barely-there tops.  Not showing every inch that perhaps should have

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Kauai Days

Aloha, My husband and I are in Kauai after three long years away.  I am no stranger to the Islands.  My parents first brought me when I was about eight years old.  My father, who fancied himself a golfer, wanted a vacation driving and putting and my mother just wanted other people to cook and

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100 Voices, Volume 3

This is another short story I’ve got out this month — I’m really beginning like June.  This is relatively short and was inspired by my middle child, who is a single mother.  On a slightly down day for her she remarked that her life was comprised of Rockstars and broken dreams.  (She was joking, of

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Distressing Damsels

Available in print through Amazon. “Puss” is my revenge tail (oops, sorry) tale by way of “Puss in Boots.”  Take an expensive call girl and a despicable man and put them together for a night of pure pleasure.  Pleasure, you say?  I thought this was a revenge tale?  So…read it to find out!  Mwah ha

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Enter the Apocalypse Launch Party

  I’m sure you have heard me talking about the new anthology I’m in from TANSTAAFL Press, Enter the Apocalypse. It’s chock full of apocalyptical tales from funny to downright terrifying. It’s a scary thing, meditating on the end — or at least, the possible end — of humanity. To be quite frank, I find

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“God Bless Us, Every One”

Now, I am not a strict believer.  I was raised a Catholic, spent many years trying to reconcile my doubts with the Catholic, Christian, Methodist, or Anglican models.  I am more spiritual than a follower of organized religion.  That doesn’t mean, however, that I do not believe.  I believe in hope.  I believe in love. 

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Cons, Cons, and More Cons

Hello, my lovelies, Sorry I haven’t been around for a while.  I’ve been to several conventions and other summer activities.  You know I went to WonderCon, StokerCon, and SDComicCon this year, but in the last few weeks I’ve also been to Midsummer Scream, ScareLA, and Mighty MorphiCon.  In addition, you can see me at the

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Of Acceptances and Rejections

You’ve got to take the good with the bad.  After all, even Steven King was rejected — lots — before Carrie was accepted for publication.  I just have to keep that in mind.  I sold two more stories — yea — but received some rejections — boo.  When you think about it, being a writer

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StokerCon 2016

Oh, what a glorious time.  Such information.  Great people.  A week in Las Vegas — not my favorite town, but it was fun.  (who closes the pools at 6 pm??  What about night swimming?) After a false start (we were going to fly; doctor said no), we drove.  I don’t know exactly what’s better about

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Naomi Brett Rourke is the pen name for the author, teacher, and theatre director living in near the beach with her husband Tim. She has three children, three step-children, seven grandchildren, three cats, a dog, and a tortoise. When not writing, she can be found with a book in her hand, very often reading two or three at a time, with murder mysteries and horror being her favorites.

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