Sunday, October 4, 2015


Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!

Now being a young dragon, I go to Dragon School, where I learn all about being a dragon, interacting with humans (you folks are not crunchy and don't taste good with ketchup!) and all kinds of other neat stuff.

Yet from time to time, there are things that just leave me scratching my head in wonder. Like...

Canning is the preserving of fruits and vegetables for later use.
Yet why do they call it canning when everything goes in jars?

SPAM is short for SPiced hAM.
Yet even if you do like the stuff, how come nobody wants it in their e-mails?
If somebody was going to send me free food, I certainly wouldn't complain.

If universal remotes are supposed to work on anything, then how come Pluto is still not considered a planet?

Why do people go to someone called a "broker" to invest their money?
Shouldn't there be a "saver" or "multiplier" somewhere?

If James Bond is supposed to be such a great secret agent, how come there are so many books and movies featuring him?
Then again, if a government has a file they consider "Top Secret", why do they bother to label it?
Shouldn't they just keep it unmarked and hidden somewhere?

If wool shrinks when it gets wet, how come sheep don't shrink when they're out in the rain?

Why does night fall but day breaks?

And on that note, have a great week everybody and please be back here next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, October 3, 2015



*Guyana claims Venezuela is gathering troops and weapons along the disputed border between the two countries.
*Russia has officially begun air strikes in Syria in support of the local government. France also reports successful air strikes against ISIS/ISIL forces in the region.
*Meanwhile neutral observers, from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe; along the Donbass border monitoring the current cease fire report the presence of a new Russian weapons system that was not there at the start of the separatist movement in the Ukraine.
*Because Israel allegedly has not been honoring them, Palestine has announced they will no longer abide by the Oslo Accords either.
*Although the Separatists Party won a majority in the recent general election held in Catalonia, Spain's charter does not allow any region to break away from the country.
*The government of Nepal has now begun regulating who can attempt to climb Mount Everest in hopes of reducing climbing related accidents.
*Citing rising costs versus actual returns, the Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company has halted drilling operations around the Alaskan Coast.
*After failing to come to an agreement with the pilots' union Air France/KLM says it will soon be cutting 2900 jobs.
*Pope Francis is back in Rome after completing his recent visit of Cuba and the United States.
*Although highly poisonous to life as we know it, NASA scientists have confirmed the existence of water on Mars!
*Scientists have not only discovered a new reptile that has been dubbed the Hawks' Bill Sea Turtle, but it is also the first known instance of bio-fluorescence in a wild reptile. The animal has also been declared an endangered species.

*Taliban forces have seized control of Kunduz, Afghanistan. Afghan forces claim to have since retaken the city.
*There is a report that five girl suicide bombers attacked Maiduguri, Nigeria on behalf of Boko Haram, resulting in 9 innocent victims, not counting the bombers, and over 30 injured.

*Singer Denise Lor ("I'll Give My Heart To You") is no longer with us.
*Film director/producer John Guillermin (The Towering Inferno, 1976 version of King Kong) has passed away.
*Singer Frankie Ford ("Sea Cruise") is no longer with us.
*Actress Catherine E. Coulson (best known as The Log Lady on Twin Peaks) has taken her last bow on life's stage.

*Despite an unsuccessful witch hunt Congressional hearing into the matter, some  Republican members of Congress are still threatening a government shutdown unless Planned Parenthood is totally defunded. However, the government only reimburses the organization for some healthcare services rendered to low and no income patients. Otherwise, Planned Parenthood is not an item on any Federal budget.
*After the recent tragedy in Oregon, both sides of the debate are gearing up for new arguments concerning gun control regulations.
*Political analysts are concerned that Alabama closing most of their driving license offices may result in voter suppression.
*The gunman who killed 9 people and left 9 others injured after opening fire on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1st was himself killed during the subsequent shootout with police.
*The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis did meet with the infamous Kentucky clerk who has been refusing to grant marriage licenses to same gender couples in violation of Federal law. HOWEVER, their meeting was as part of group prearranged months ago for while the Pope was in Washington, DC. It is unknown if the Pope knew specifically who she was and the controversy that has developed around her since the meeting was scheduled.
*A five-year old girl has been dismissed from a private Christian school in San Diego, California. The reason? She has two mothers.
*Citing rising costs versus actual returns, the Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company has halted drilling operations around the Alaskan Coast.
*T-Mobile has reported being the victim of a recent computer hack attack via the credit agency Experian, resulting in over 15 million customers' personal information being stolen.
*Mike Flowers is retiring from the Tuscaloosa, Alabama Police Department as a 35 year veteran who has NEVER taken a single sick day in his whole career!
*The Oakland Athletics have become the first team in Major League Baseball to employee a female coach by hiring Justine Siegal for their Instructional/Winter League baseball camp.


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It is estimated that exactly half of the world's population is age 30 or less.

Something familiar is represented in the image below. Do you know what it is?


Two separate items have at least one word in common, and can be combined to create something new. Based upon the clue below, do you know what it is?

A famous actor's preferred method of driving?

We'll reveal all next weekend. But for now, let's open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the September 26, 2015 Puzzle Corner.

The items in each subset have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {stairwells, airlines} = Flights
02. {time, kites} = They both fly when you're having fun

What is the only bird that turns its head upside down to eat? = Flamingos

Sunday, September 27, 2015


"Woof!" And you can quote me!
Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here.
Quoting celebrities on various things has become a popular feature whenever I host The Sunday Funnies, so it's time to do it again.
This time, the topic is the thoughts of people who work in the entertainment industry on the entertainment industry and, as usual, my thoughts are in italics afterward. Ready?

Bogie, circa 1945
"I act because I love the craft, because the only point in making money is so you can tell some big shot where to go."
Actor Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957)
Money may not be able to buy you happiness or love, but it can give you a little independence once in a while. Then again, I just can't see anyone ever being able to push Bogie around.

Martin, circa 1963
"I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you sell out to make art, you're an idiot.
Entertainer Steve Martin (1945—)
Art who? Just kidding. Seriously, art reflects life, but life inspires art. As long as we're alive, we're creating art every day, even if we're not actually aware of it.

"I don't think I could do my work if I didn't believe there was some kind of hope for humanity."
Entertainer Sandra Bernhard (1955—)
Bikel, circa 1980s
And art does inspire hope, let alone life...

"The play is always fresh to me. It's not the audience's fault that I've said the words before."
Theodore Bikel (1924-2015)
That a performer can bring something new to every production, no matter how many times they've done it before, says something unique about that person.

"Drama is like a plate of meet and potatoes. Comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue."
Woody Allen (1935—)
Then I say life's short. Eat dessert first!

That's all the time and space I have for this weekend.
Have a great week everybody, and please be back here next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—AtP.

Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Saturday, September 26, 2015



*Pope Francis has had a busy week between visiting Cuba and the United States.
*Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, is visiting the United States on his first diplomatic mission, meeting with technology leaders on the west coast.
*A stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca has left over 750 dead and 900+ wounded. Reason(s) as to why the stampede took place have yet to be discovered.
*Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has resigned over the scandal that the car manufacturer has tampered with diesel emission readings.
*Following the failure of its attempted coup in Burkina Faso, the Regiment of Presidential Security has been officially disbanded.
*Nepal has officially began governing under a new constitution.
*Many parts of the world will get to witness a lunar eclipse during the "super" moon Sunday, September 27th.

*Several European countries are still reporting influx of refugees from the Middle East, a long term result of continuing terrorist activities and other fighting there. Meanwhile, Croatia has reopened its border with Serbia.
*There are confirmed reports of Boko Haram forces attacking the Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
*Iraq reports that Iran, Russia, and Syria are officially helping with that country's battle(s) against ISIS/ISIL forces.

*Playwright and actor Jack Larson, best remembered as Jimmy Olsen on The Adventures of Superman, has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Legendary baseball player Yogi Berra is no longer with us.
*Famed romance novelist Jackie Collins has passed away.

*During his visit to the United States, Pope Francis formally addressed Congress, the first Pope to ever do so. He spoke on many important issues facing both individual nations and the world, but whether or not his words will be heeded remains to be seen.
*Republican John Boehner has officially announced his resignation as both a member of Congress and Speaker of the House, effective the end of October. Pundits and Analysts are left wondering about the future of Congress, depending upon who replaces him as Speaker.
*Scott Walker, known to some in Wisconsin as the Governor who hates the working class, has officially dropped out of the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination race. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry's campaign is still just officially suspended.
*The saga of the Kentucky clerk who would not issue marriage licenses to anyone so same gender couples couldn't get married isn't over yet! She may face possible jail time again for removing her name from the certificates, in violation of Federal law. Meanwhile, she has officially joined the Republican Party, although many already thought she was a member!
*A rash of shootings in Chicago, Illinois has left at least 8 dead and over 40 wounded.
*After buying the manufacturer and raising the price of the drug Daraprim (to treat toxoplasmosis during food born illnesses) from $13.50 a pill to $750 a pill, the original owners have regained control of the company, but have only lowered the price to $35 a pill. Federal authorities are investigating.
*16 year old Olivia Hallisey has won the 2015 Google Science Fair developing a quicker/cheaper way to test for the presence of the Ebola Virus in potential victims.
*DC Entertainment has decided to right a decades old wrong by finally giving Bill Finger his much deserved credit as the co-creator of Batman and related characters. HOWEVER... this will only be in other media, NOT THE COMICS! Because DC Comics arrangement with his estate to give Bob Kane sole credit for creating the character still stands, although many people realize this is not the case.
*A Federal judge has officially ruled that the song "Happy Birthday To You" has fallen into public domain, meaning no one can collect royalties from its use.
*During the 67th annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones has won Outstanding Drama series with Peter Dinklage as Outstanding Dramatic Supporting Actor. Veep won Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Comedy Actress for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale for Outstanding Supporting Comedy Actor. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was declared Outstanding Talk/Variety Show.
*A Seattle school had the casual dress theme of "Blue Friday", but one teacher wouldn't let a student wear a blue outfit supporting the Denver Broncos when she thought the blue should have been for the Seattle Seahawks. Meanwhile,
a teacher in Oklahoma told one of her students that being left handed is evil and a sign of the devil!
An investigation has since begun into the situation.

For more news at any time, either scroll down to our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen or visit any other reputable news source.


A "super" moon is when a lunar body is closest to its orbital host.

The items in each subset have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {stairwells, airlines}
02. {time, kites}

What is the only bird that turns its head upside down to eat?

We'll reveal all next weekend. But for now, let's open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the September 19, 2015 Puzzle Corner.

Without casting any dispersions upon the two, what started in America in September of 1966, but not in England until January 1, 1970?

The advent of full time, color television broadcasting, although some programs were already filming in color beforehand.

The same four letters can be arranged to form the answers for all of the following clues.
How many can you figure out?

The letters in question are O, P, S, and T; creating the following responses...

1. Chooses = OPTS
2. Stain = SPOT
3. Lids = TOPS
4. Mail = POST
5. Cookware = POTS

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Today, THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE chats with author NANCY A. HANSEN about her new novel, Jezebel Johnston: Devil's Handmaid. So NANCY, what's it all about?

Cover art by Terry Pavlet.
NANCY: The novel is my first attempt at writing a straight-up pirate adventure, and is available in both print and e-book formats at from Airship 27.

It takes place in the Caribbean Sea in the mid-1650s, and features a young mixed-race woman barely past girlhood who, because she had a father who was a privateer and grew up listening to his exciting stories, has now fallen in love with a pirate. She decides to leave her home on Tortuga, which is a bustling port filled with all sorts of people including plenty of pirates, and sign aboard her beloved's ship as a boy. She's tall, thin, flat-chested and has rather a deep voice; and with her hair cut short and dressed in male clothing, Jez manages to pull it off. Her intended does not discover her and the deception until they are already out to sea. They have to continue to hide the truth from the captain and the rest of the crew for some very valid reasons. Along the way, Jez learns a whole lot about how rough and brutal a pirate's life actually is, and has some second thoughts about what this buccaneer life is really all about.

TFCE: A pirate adventure? Not one of the writing genres you're already established in. How did this project come into being?

Author Nancy A. Hansen
NANCY: Yeah, it's a bit of a departure for me, because I'm most noted for my sword & sorcery style of epic/heroic fantasy, and this is more like historical seafaring fiction. So it was a new challenge, but I've been gradually branching out in my writing. I've always had a passion for pirate movies, and I enjoy the kind of mystique which has built up around their nihilist, counterculture, in-your-face sort of existence. Maybe some wayward hippie-culture pining from growing up in the 1960s and 70s surfaced along the way, because I also have an affection for highwaymen and what we traditionally think of as gypsies—no slight intended toward any actual Romany. I know that pirates and highwaymen were vilified by most of society for good reason; because they terrorized, robbed, and
killed people without remorse, and often lived dissolute and quite short lives because of that. They were clearly criminals. Yet I think there's a part of any of us that at times just wants to just chuck it all and go live off the fat of someone else's hard work, especially if it was in a warm climate surrounded by other people who don't give a damn about how outrageous you look or act.

I had originally planned on picking up on a pirate character written by another contemporary author who had absolutely no plans to continue it beyond the one story written, but in the end decided to go with my own setup, because it gives me more flexibility in what I choose to do. Writing a pirate story in general was an idea that I'd been kicking around for a couple of years, and after the winter holidays of 2014, I decided I was ready to do it. I got underway immediately, and while things started off slow, I found myself getting excited about the possibilities.

TFCE: It's our understanding that this is the first pirate novel for both you and Airship 27, which is surprising, considering the company's long publishing history. Is that true?

Set sail for adventure!
NANCY: Not only is that true, but I know for a fact that the nine interior illustrations were the first pirate artwork that the very talented artist Rob Davis has ever done. Not sure about cover artist Terry Pavlet, but that's still a lot of firsts. It really means a lot to me that not only was headman and Airship 27 Captain Ron Fortier wildly enthusiastic about having a novel-length project from me, but he is a big pirate fan too! Terry Pavlet took my vision and turned it into an amazing cover that I've heard many admiring comments about. And those Rob Davis interiors are just… they're just perfect. Rob reads the books, as he's is also the graphics setup man and formatter, as well as a full partner in Airship 27. He really caught the spirit of the tale in each of the black and white drawings. With the way things came together on this novel, we've all felt it was just meant to be something special.

TFCE: Was this book more difficult to write, compared to your fantasy work or more modern tales?

NANCY: This was hands-down, the toughest novel I've ever written. It required a ton of research because I'd never tackled a seafaring tale of any kind before, and about the only nautical book I'd read before attempting it was Treasure Island. There was so much I didn't know, and that became evident from the outset.
The "known" world, mid-1600s.

Just in the world of sailing ships, there was so much jargon that I didn't understand. It's like trying to decipher a foreign language with no background in it. I wrote a western short story back in 2012 and ran into the same thing. If you want to write something that sounds authentic, you need to know what you're talking about. In fantasy, you can make up a lot of the rules and terms, so that's far easier—plus I've read a ton of that, so I know the 'flavor' readers are looking for. I barely got past the prologue before I knew I was over my head.

And then as I went along, it got even more involved. The story is set in a very volatile time in the colonial settling of the Americas, where primarily English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Dutch concerns from aboard are vying for land and resources in the New World. Borders were shifting all the time, and a lot of what was happening in Europe had a direct affect on how things were handled in their colonies.

Some of the Caribbean islands changed hands frequently over just a few years. Alliances and treaties were made here and broken there. All that competition and strife, coupled with the distance from homeland to colony, had a lot to do with pirating blooming the way it did in the 1600s-1700s. I had to know this stuff because it runs as a subtle, but constantly shifting undercurrent in the stories I'm trying to tell.

I haven't even gotten into some of the more specialized things; like weapons, types of treasure (it varied through eras & with location), the names of ports and who more or less owned them… many things. I got a crash course in history as filtered through the era of buccaneering. When I am working on a book, I usually have and Google open in case I need to find out something, but they became my closest friends for this one. I walked around mumbling to myself a lot, and bent everyone's ear about what I was learning. Even the dog began to creep off when I was in lecture mode. At night, I read pirate and seafaring tales. They got into my dreams at times.

You have to be pretty single-minded and self-disciplined to voluntarily take on a project like this under the most favorable of conditions. I am not working outside the home, so I had dreams of being able to spend entire lost weeks writing and researching—but life had other ideas. I had no more gotten going with it when I went from part time to full time babysitter for an infant grandchild, with another on the way. My mother was diagnosed with the early stages of dementia, so weekends were devoted to her and whatever family or friends came to visit. Along the way, I had other writing projects and deadlines, so I had to scrape and scramble for time. But it eventually got done, though both the new granddaughter and book took nine months to birth. Some days I got less than a hundred words written.

TFCE: You certainly have a diverse cast of characters within your bibliography. Is one gender easier to write than another?

NANCY: I write both male and female characters of all ages, and over time I'm gradually making a more concerted effort to introduce a variety of ethnic/racial backgrounds and gender identities. It is easier to write characters that you're comfortable with, who resemble you in some (basic) way, but that's also lazy, cowardly, and not very representative of the world we live in. I do write a lot of heroic female leads because to me it seems to be an area of action/adventure fiction that has been under served.

My ladies aren't fashion model gorgeous. They wouldn't look good with their feminine assets popping out of catsuits or chain mail bikinis. They're tall, short, skinny, or plump; their hair is mousy and thin or a wild mess. They aren't sporting gym-perfected muscles or runway confidence in their appearance. Some of them have special abilities, but most often they're just a gal swept up by circumstances into history-in-the-making. Something bad or unusual happened, and someone had to stand up and do something about it.

I don't just write about special women though, because I want my stories to appeal to a wide audience, and to be entertaining. Most of all, I want readers to feel they didn't waste their time with the book or short story, and to actually be sorry when it ends. Along the way, there should be a bunch of thrills, an occasional chuckle, a few shocking moments, and a feeling that you got to know someone unique. The story isn't about me, it's about you the reader, seeing life through the eyes of a third party. It's your paper or electronic escape. Well-designed characters are like good old friends. They will come sweep you up into a tale and take you everywhere they go.

TFCE: What about writing regular human beings, compared to such fantasy races like Elves, Dwarfs, etc?

NANCY: There's a certain mindset I have to get into when I switch from say, an Elven point of view to a Dwarven one, and then back to a human being. Besides the obvious differences in outward appearance and speech, there are inner nuances that flavor the way even silent characters interact that sets them apart.

Windriders, circa 2014
For instance, in The Windriders of Everice anthology which was released in May 2014, the five short stories within detail the creation and gradual acceptance of a winged horse mounted regiment in an impoverished mountain realm. The second story in the book is told primarily from the POV of a mixed bunch of winged and normal horses in a stable. Now these horses don't speak—not even the winged ones. Other than being able to fly, and being a bit more robust and savvy about fighting techniques, they are just like their earthbound stablemates. And in this tale, they are all alone with no protective humans nearby when a group of menacing creatures come down out of the mountains to attack them. So I had to get inside a horse's head and decide how a herd animal would react to such a threat, and show all that without words to express what's going on—and then differentiate the response between those who could fly and those who can't. Well, I can't fly, and I'm certainly not a horse! I've never owned or ridden one, though I've had a passing acquaintance with a few, and a lifelong love of those graceful and amazing creatures. Somehow, I made it work, and there were a lot of horsey heroics in that story.

I did the same thing with a villainous character that is the center of an upcoming release,  Forged By Flame, the first novel of the Sudarnian Chronicles from my Hansen's Way imprint at Pro Se Press. In this case, the main villain was female; an adult flying dragon with her wingless young scattered through the area. She is trying to feed and protect them when she runs afoul of the local humans. Dragons in this story aren't totally sentient either, so I was dealing with a very large and angry predator mother whose offspring are being killed. Her motivations for attacking humans are somewhat different than ours would be because this is a territorial creature the size of a tractor trailer that can spit flames and fly over you at the same time. The crux of the story is a young man with the ability to get inside the head of such creatures attempting to control her. Trying to describe what the mind of a beast like that would be like was tough.

Makes the Elves and Dwarves look easy in comparison. Human beings are what I know best, so writing them comes easiest of all.

TFCE: One stereotype you've gone out of your way to avoid in your writings is the typical “damsel in distress”. Regardless of genre, why does there seem to be a minority, for lack of a better word, of strong female leads in fiction?

NANCY: Well I do have some ladies who occasionally need saving, and quite a
few fellas too, as well as children of both genders. What I avoid is making that person a main character—or at least to not have him or her remain helpless throughout the tale. While we all are frightened of something, and get ourselves into overwhelming situations, I don't think readers want to be continually reminded of how pathetic and defenseless we can be at our worst. The majority of us are not going to be thought of as heroes, but we all have our traumatic and ugly situations to deal with and many times we manage to rise to the occasion. When I write something, I try and give you at least a couple of people in the book that leave you feeling hopeful that you too will find a way to get past all the assorted daily strife that life tosses at you.

Certainly if a story called for a 'damsel in distress', I'd put one in there. I just haven't considered writing one as a lead character. I think I'd get bored with her pretty fast.

I can't speak for all fiction, but I've read my share of simpering, sniveling female victims dressed up as leads, and those stories tend to leave me cold. If a woman gets in trouble for something she screwed up and learns a painful lesson, and it's part of the plot, I don't mind that. If she's nothing but a fixture for the big, musclebound hero to rescue, that's a yawner and I'm looking for something better to read. I think I'd feel the same way about a male character who constantly needed saving by his female lead. I like to think everyone brings something to the tale when you lay out main characters.

Not exactly the same idea, but along the same lines, is
what I see being done to females in cover art. No matter if they are the screaming victim begging to be saved, the sly villainess waiting to snare Mr. Wonderful into her net of intrigue, the bodice-ripped love interest, or a rampaging heroine slicing her way through hordes of orcs, the constant state of half-undress and sometimes outright nudity is monotonous and frustrating. Yes, I know that sex sells, and that we're all supposed to be proud of our amazing bodies. I have titillating to downright erotic scenes in some of my stories where appropriate; but they're not on the cover!

Besides, none of these women look like anyone I know. They don't even appear normal! There has to be lurking out there an aggregate of timeless, ageless, human Barbie dolls with ridiculously proportioned 'perfect' bodies wearing clothing three sizes too small and often unfastened or half ripped off. I've been threatening for a few years now to create a male character fighting in some foolish getup that wouldn't last five minutes on the battlefield without chafing his tender parts raw, and then give him the cover shot with all of his enormous personal assets on display. Anybody out there in the publishing field brave enough to tackle that one?

TFCE: Personally, I doubt it. Moving on. Will we be seeing Jezebel again?

NANCY: Absolutely! From the get-go I knew this was a series, and when I pitched it to Ron Fortier, I told him that right off. I have the second book nearing completion as I write this, titled JEZEBEL JOHNSTON: QUEEN OF ANARCHY, and I've plans for at least 3 more after that. I will let this series take me as far as it can go.

BTW, on the subtitles, I can't take full credit for them. When I turned in the first
manuscript, it was simply titled JEZEBEL JOHNSTON. Ron, in a stroke of brilliance, suggested a subtitle that reflects the ship Jez primarily serves on in each book. So for the first book, that was Devil's Handmaid, and for the one I'm working on now, it is a French ship named Reine de L'anarchie, which (if I've done my research properly) should translate to Queen of Anarchy. Pirates tended to give their ships bold and boastful names, and ships generally are thought of as female. So it's not hard to come up with a ship name that sort of fits Jez's status at the time of the story, and still satisfy that need for an audacious title. Part of the fun of being a writer is getting to drop in little double entendres like that.

TFCE: Any other "Easter Eggs" within the novel?

NANCY: You'll have to read it to find out.

TFCE: As usual, this has been a most enlightening chat Nancy. Thanks for stopping by.

NANCY: Thanks for having me Lee, this has been a lot of fun, and I hope it gives folks a little more insight into why I write the things I do.

Nancy Hansen maintains an Amazon Author's page, a writer's blog, and a presence on both Facebook and G+.