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Nine small steps forward in nine lousy days since election news that was personally devastating to me. Like many, I’ve gone through various stages, anger, denial, and grief. I can’t honestly say I’ve yet reached acceptance or that I can continue to believe in my...
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“I never got what I needed. . .”

What’s an author to say when a reader’s needs conflict with those of his characters? As I’m struggling to come to terms with the disastrous events of this past week, I’ve been drawn into intriguing reflections spawned by a negative review. Perhaps I’m seeking refuge...
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The Bad (and Good) Things That Happened This Week

I don't know about you, but I've been a wreck this past week. I guess we all have to find joy where we can, but sometimes I need to confront what is troublesome in order to remember what is wonderful. It's been a hellish week with all the political bullshit bombarding...
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Happy Halloween

Here in Provincetown, things are ramping up for a great Halloween.  To kick things off, enjoy a reading of the 1902 horror classic, "The Monkey's Paw" by Jeannette de Beauvoir and yours truly, A. C. Burch.  This is part of an up-and-coming tradition called...
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Another chance for “Last Chance”

I'm proud to announce the release of "Last Chance," volume one in the Detective Beston Series.      Some of you may know this story from A Book of Revelations. In response to multiple requests, I'm releasing it on its own as the start of a series. "Last Chance" has...
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Undue Influence – An Author’s Search for Readers

I’ve been thinking a lot about influence lately. Not OUI kind of influence, though I do wonder why “Driving under the influence” has suddenly become “Operating under the influence.” Is there some problem with surgeons I’ve not heard about? But I digress. Yesterday, I...
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Great News

As a trumpet player, I should be allowed to blow my own horn now and then.  This is just such a moment. A Book of Revelations has won a "Top Pick" award as well as a nomination for "Novel of the Year" from Underground Book Reviews.  To read Yvonne Lieblein's...
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Legends, Leitmotifs, and a Bit of Burlesque

Behind the Scenes - With A. C. Burch Welcome to the first in a series of blogs sharing backstory and influences from A Book of Revelations. In this series, I’ll describe the genesis of each story—hopefully without giving away too much. Each blog will feature one of...
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The Review is In

Those of you who follow this blog may know that I just reviewed Hans Hirschi's book of short stories entitled, Shorts. Now it's his turn. I was deeply touched by his kind words, and, trust me, neither of us hold back when we don't like something. I hope you'll enjoy...
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Hans Hirschi’s Latest

Short stories are often a tough read because the reader can be left wanting more than the author has opted to share. I happen to believe they are even tougher to write. It’s difficult to know with any certainty what to leave out, say nothing of creating backstory,...
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A (Darn Good) Writer’s Thoughts on Orlando

Writer Hans Hirschi's thoughts on the Orlando Massacre
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The Return of the Whales and Other Musings

When the anniversary of the publication of The HomePort Journals arrived, I found myself thinking of themes that worked their way into the narrative almost on their own. This post was first seen on Cécile Sune's Book Obsessed Blog. Many thanks to Cécile for her...
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A Bit of Book Reader’s Heaven

Few things in life come close to the joy of creating fictional worlds and the characters that live in them. One that does is when a reader takes the time and effort seen in this review of The HomePort Journals by Glenda A Bixler of Book Reader's Heaven.  (So far as I...
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The Gift of Earth, Wind & Fire

The world has lost a great talent with the recent death of Maurice “Reese” White, the driving force of this iconic group. I first learned of his passing from a tweet Bette Midler wrote… “Maurice White, a founding member of Earth, Wind and Fire, has died. Great music,...
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Independent Bookstores are On the Rebound!

I’d like to depart from the usual fare and post a blog about two wonderful Independent Bookstores. I’ve heard from numerous sources that the Independent Bookstore is coming back with a vengeance. In fact, there’s a rumor afoot that Amazon plans to open 400 stores of...
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A Fun Interview at Authors Talk About It

I was honored to be interviewed by Rob and Janelle Alex of Authors Talk About It about a week ago.  Take a listen. We had a great time and covered a range of topics including: where characters come from, my favorite character in The HomePort Journals,  writing...
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Best Wishes for The New Year

New Year's Wishes from HomePort! Click for More
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How I Overcame the Peyton Place Complex

Writing what I knew was supposed to be the best approach. What happened wasn't quite what I expected.
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Rainbow Book Awards

I am delighted to share that The HomePort Journals received two Rainbow Book Awards.  Runner-up in the Best Gay Debut Category and Honorable Mention in the Contemporary Gay Romance Category. Rather than entrance fees, this contest requests a charitable contribution...
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An Interview with Larry and Robin on WOCA, Ocala Fl

An interview with author, A. C. Burch on WOCA, Ocala, Florida 11/24/15
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