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A new excerpt from Adam’s Stepsons is now available. Thanks are due to Cindy Harris, who kindly allowed me to post information about the book on her blog, Cindy’s Notebook. (The back cover blurb appears back to back for some reason, but that shouldn’t detract from the excerpt itself!) Check it out! https://blacklilackitty.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/adams-stepsons/
Recently I was interviewed by Literary Titan, who asked for background and philosophical underpinnings of my SF novella Adam’s Stepsons. Check it out! Source: What is Reality?
It’s the final day for the Goodreads Giveaway for Adam’s Stepsons! Enter by 5/17 for a chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies of “a masterful novella”!
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Category Archives: child safety
Two weeks ago, my daughter graduated nursery school. Last week, my grandmother passed away (my daughter’s great-grandmother). Today, my daughter walked to elementary school for the first time. And the cycle continues… This is cherry blossom (sakura) season in Japan, … Continue reading
The smiling bear stickers that adorned the walls of the barricade are long gone, sacrificial victims to an eager child’s exploring hands. But my kids loved these things. Continue reading
I previously posted in October about the child abuse images and pornographic materials being openly sold on Amazon (also on Rakuten and Tsutaya). An online protest was started shortly thereafter, and Amazon Japan responded by (partly) removing the most offensive items. … Continue reading
The Asahi Shinbun is reporting that on Friday, January 23, 2015, Japanese police raided the offices of Amazon Japan on suspicion of violating anti-pornography laws. This web site reported on the illegal sales of child abuse images back in October 2014, when decrying … Continue reading
Until Amazon Japan removes “candy doll collection” products from its web site, I will not buy any products at any Amazon web sites…Remove these products. Now. Continue reading