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2022-09-13 17:04
I must first apologize for any other kings and queens who may have died without my taking note.  I was born in the British Commonwealth, and Elizabeth was part of the background of my l… Read More
2022-09-06 23:43
Hi, readers!(Edited to insert 'so'.)So I've often discussed some of the true novels within my opus, but this is from a slightly different point of view.To explain it, I have to start by sayi… Read More
2022-08-29 21:43
I was just getting used to cosplay.  Cosplay isn't just dressing up; it isn't just putting on makeup, and trying to look like a favourite character from a book, a game, a movie, or a co… Read More
2022-08-24 17:37
I'm just reading a story with a weird characteristic: every paragraph is centered!What kind of weirdo would do that?  I suppose I should not impute peculiar motives to new authors, but… Read More
2022-08-13 19:09
I'm babysitting the pets of a friend.  When I was growing up, we had a dog, and a cat, too.  But I never was really close with them.  But I find my friend's pets utterly fasci… Read More
2022-08-11 21:28
A couple of days ago, I was reading a story about a clueless grad student, who is set up with a beautiful highschool teacher.  Most of the reviews on Amazon were negative; I believe mos… Read More
Stories With Fighting
2022-08-03 18:18
In my distant youth, I attended a class in self-defence for a few months.  It might be said that fighting is like riding a bicycle, but I can't remember a thing from that class!  B… Read More
2022-08-01 23:19
Here's another rant.I've been reading so many instances where, when an author describes a girl getting ready for an occasion, or arriving for a date, or whatever, they make a point… Read More
2022-07-29 20:21
Oh my FREAKING GOD!!!Why am I screaming, after so many years of talking calmly and grammatically?  Because I'm going out of my mind, reading some of the formulaic crap that I get from K… Read More
2022-07-26 16:57
     You won't believe the trouble I had, typing in that title; each time I tried to type in 'Dating Sarah Cooper,' I ended up typing Dating Siera Maley instead! Simple mistak… Read More
2022-07-24 16:56
I think I'm--at least mentally--a little too old for the japanimation-centered culture of MMORPG, and all related media.  I stumbled on this thought as I was going through the daily inp… Read More
2022-06-27 20:18
Have you ever heard this phrase?  What does it mean?I thought I had some insight into the phenomenon crudely alluded to with this phrase, but maybe I should think some more.Because of t… Read More
2022-06-20 21:10
I was given Little Men by Louisa Alcott when I was about 13, and somehow it was the perfect book to get me started on reading.  Of course, thirteen is a little late for learning to… Read More
2022-06-02 18:18
I just checked my "sales" for the last 360 days, and all my stories have sold well.   (Which means people have been downloading them enthusiastically, cost being essentially no hin… Read More
2022-05-25 17:21
Yes, totally!  I love to wear skirts, I love to wear sandals, but I hate to fool with my hair, I hate to do makeup, I hate to have my photo taken.But all the stories I've been reading h… Read More
2022-05-23 12:05
For several years, I did not have a decent TV set, or service, so I was unfamiliar with Kate mcKinnon.  And then, someone took me to Ghostbusters 3, or whichever one she was in, and I s… Read More
2022-05-17 12:00
As many of you know, I have joined the DeviantArt site basically to buy cover art for my Smashwords books.  But this is a good website to view new art, though the quality is not uniform… Read More
2022-04-09 02:01
Deviant Art is my only window into this popular form of self-expression.  Normally, we don't examine the reasons as why an author gets started writing fictions, let's say, until and unl… Read More
2022-03-29 19:25
Jane was one of my earliest stories.  At that time, I had hardly any idea about how to set up a story to make it easier on a reader.  (I still don't, ha ha.)The original manus… Read More
2022-03-22 16:20
Hey, I'm back, to continue with one of my rants that leads nowhere.  Well, usually nowhere, but hopefully somewhere, this time.Have you heard me carrying on about how, in most lesfic (O… Read More
2022-03-03 21:37
It's been a long time since I posted here---more than a month, possibly---and I want to touch base with my readers, about what has been happening to me.  (I will not remark about World… Read More
2022-01-13 20:24
As many of you guys know, I have been furiously reading the less expensive Girl-Girl stories on Amazon, and thoroughly enjoying myself, for the most part.  Some of the outstanding autho… Read More
2022-01-03 22:47
This story, of which spake the prophets of old (just kidding; nobody spake of it), is---and I blush to say it---just half of a story.  I have a rough idea how to fill it out, but being… Read More
2021-12-19 19:00
Using a complicated chain of reasoning, I have concluded that some friends from DeviantArt—the website from where I get artist support for the e-book covers—occasionally read my… Read More
2021-12-14 20:47
The reason I'm writing this blogpost is because I was becoming more aware of why other authors---mostly on Amazon---were writing their stories.Some of them, certainly, were writing in o… Read More
2021-10-17 17:50
Now that I've got to reading tons of ebooks from Kindle and Smashwords, I have quite a different perspective on pricing!An actual paper book, costs about $6, and I take about 3-4 days to rea… Read More
2021-10-10 22:04
I have been reading a number of books on Kindle, as I said, and I have come across a dozen great authors, about whose existence I had not been aware.  Unfortunately, in the literary env… Read More
2021-10-04 17:58
I was recently reading some (lesbian) literature from (Amazon) Kindle, and I was amazed at how good some of the books were.  (Of course, some of the books were really below par, but it… Read More
2021-09-21 16:43
This is going to be a complicated post.First off, my new story, about the romance between an African American girl and an Elf (tentatively titled the girl with the pretty eyebrows): a chunk… Read More
2021-09-13 19:19
Hello, dear readers of this Blog!As you know, I have two blogs; this one, and one focused on the Helen story.  I don't really need to maintain them separately now; that's just… Read More
2021-09-11 16:23
Well, I hate to be so capricious (inconstant, mercurial, unstable--Google) so that you readers are unable to rely on what I say, but ... though I said that I'm unlikely to do any more writin… Read More
The Lady's Guide To Celestial Mechanics
2021-09-10 00:40
I have been reading one of the most astounding books I have read in a while.This work, by Olivia Waite, an author who has written a romance by the above name, between two women, somehow land… Read More
2021-08-29 21:27
Heh heh.  I had hardly got finished blogging that I had reduced prices on several of my books, than I 'sold' a couple of dozen of them!  This confirms that the stories are technica… Read More
2021-08-24 21:48
A few days ago, I made several of the stories on Smashwords either free, or priced very low.  Yet, the sales have not exploded like I expected!  Perhaps it takes time for the… Read More
Why Is Kay So Mysterious?
2021-07-27 18:56
As you know, Kay Hemlock Brown is merely a pseudonym I dreamed up, to protect my privacy, back when I was a seriously closet writer!  So I have to make up enough detail about my life to… Read More
2021-05-20 16:40
Dear friends:Apparently a large number of people are not trying to get the vaccinations for various reasons:(1) they believe that COVID is not as dangerous as the Democrats say it is;(2) the… Read More
2021-03-22 20:05
I really must get out more.This weekend, I discovered a movie that I’m sure most people have cheerfully forgotten about, namely Across the Universe.  Now, I’m definitely a B… Read More
2021-02-01 19:51
This is not intended to be a political post.  But I have been both amused, and bewildered, at the professed beliefs of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green.  Some questions come up:… Read More
2021-01-09 20:39
For a while, I was most upset about the theft of the lecturn, until I realized how materialistic I had become.  What a sad loss of life, in these sad times.Of course, like many of my re… Read More
Mulan, In Live Action
2020-12-30 01:43
Somebody urged me to watch this movie yesterday, and I loved it!There were lots of hints that the live action version---let's call it Mulan 2020---was different from the animated version, Mu… Read More
Christine's Christmas
2020-12-23 20:03
One of my stories which I published in an unfinished form was Christine's Magical Christmas, about two teenagers who, with their high school choir, get pulled into a performance of J. S… Read More
2020-12-19 23:58
Christmas plays a large role in my stories.  I ought not to, but I feel that I should apologize to my Jewish readers and friends, for not investing an equal amount of excitement in Jewi… Read More
2020-11-19 17:37
Dear Readers and Friends,A few days ago, I went on Smashwords and assigned prices of mostly 99c to almost all the books.  As usual, I anticipate that the downloads of these books w… Read More
2020-11-08 23:33
We won!  Or, at least, the Democrats won, and I was solidly behind the Democrats.I should explain why I was behind the Democrats.(1)  I felt that only the Democrats were concerned… Read More
2020-11-05 18:29
Well, what do you know.I had subconsciously assumed that Trump supporters only tolerated him because they had somehow gotten to believe that his policies would ultimately help them; or, if n… Read More
2020-11-03 14:03
I think that I have cracked the code.I used to puzzle over the seemingly random distribution of book sales reported by Smashwords.  Now, I believe that I have figured out an explanation… Read More
2020-10-03 01:16
I hate to look at politics, generally, but these days all my friends are a little anxious.  It did not help that the last presidential debate was far from presidential!  And to top… Read More
2020-09-09 19:03
 As you might have guessed by now, an author has a relationship with all the most important characters in her stories.  The main sort of relationship is Identification; that is, th… Read More
2020-09-07 17:39
 I made Yraid free, just for the remainder of today, and tomorrow morning!Hope you all have a fun and safe Labor Day!Kay Read More
A Wonderful Aria
2020-07-31 13:01
A song—a classical aria, really—that is, in my mind, one of the pinnacles of Helen’s vocal performances, was a number from Handel’s Messiah, unfortunately one th… Read More
2020-07-21 15:20
Just to clarify:  most of you know that I'm incognito; this means many of the pieces of information that I give, that you would normally expect to be able to use to identify me, re… Read More
2020-07-15 14:55
Most of you are aware that I joined the DeviantArt Website in order, mainly, to get high-quality covers for my Smashwords publications.  But once I arrived there, I realized that I… Read More
A Slightly Expanded Version
2020-07-14 20:09
I often find myself thinking about various supplementary information I could insert in a book, and it was worse with Yraid than it had been for other books.  So I added a page or t… Read More
2020-07-04 19:19
Actually, these stories are still mostly being written."The Apartment of the Goddess" is about someone who unexpectedly finds herself in another planet. "Heather" is also a story set in a pa… Read More
2020-07-02 18:55
I had read this book some years ago; it is written by Karin Kallmaker, under the pen name Laura Adams.  The story was a very ambitious project; it is about three stories concerning the… Read More
2020-06-17 22:37
I was thrown off Facebook for not being a Real Person.At least they're throwing off people who might be Russian troll agents; that's good.I had hardly any prescence on Facebook, and they wer… Read More
2020-05-16 18:31
Dear Readers:A little aside to begin with: when I think of my readers in the abstract, I find myself being inexplicably fond of them, and insanely curious about them: what are they like… Read More
2020-05-10 18:34
I'm trying to refrain from talking about politics in these times fraught with frustration and pain, but some of the articles I'm reading are making me angry.  There is no conclusive evi… Read More
2020-04-27 20:47
The title of this post is very misleading, I realize!  Nobody is more concerned about how many books written by me are flying off the Smashwords shelves than I am, myself.  I did a… Read More
2020-04-20 21:38
I think I know what these crazy sales mean.A few readers have gotten interested in the Helen character, and all the characters in the story (stories) and seem to be stocking up on the entire… Read More
What's Up?
2020-04-16 15:10
Hello to all of you who read this Blog!Our little town had managed to squeak by without too many cases of COVID hitting us, but now we have close to a thousand, and around a score of deaths… Read More
2020-04-06 16:42
As you know, I have made all the stories free on Smashwords, as part of a COVID epidemic lockdown-related promotion.  SW hopes that people are quietly reading at home; perhaps they are… Read More
2020-03-22 14:57
Hello friends—all 13 of you!!!—and other readers! (Don't feel slighted by that dubious salutation! As you can imagine, I long for a following of a few hundreds, but it appears… Read More
2020-02-27 22:43
Ohh, I can hardly stand it!I wonder how my fellow-citizens can endure the brawling that goes on in these endless Democrat candidate debates!  I understand that the candidates feel a nee… Read More
2020-02-08 17:40
I'm going to put up a new post in our companion blog: Helen, which sort of does not belong here.  This blog I'm going to keep for matters concerned with my activities as an author; the… Read More
Little Women (2019)
2020-01-06 22:04
Just a warning: This post has little or nothing to do with my books on Smashwords.L-R: Beth March [Scanlen], Jo March [Ronan], Meg March [Watson], Amy March [Pugh]A few nights ago, I watched… Read More
Updates On
2019-12-22 02:20
Well, first of all, I made The Lost Years:  Helen & Lalitha  a free download, and then I made Prisoner no longer free, but priced at 99 cents.  (I think it is one of… Read More
2019-12-12 03:12
My story Prisoner! is now being given away for free on Smashwords, and all the other books are being sold for 99c or a little more; as a result, only Prisoner is selling!&nbsp&hell…Read More
2019-11-14 01:27
Just decided to charge (more or less) a flat rate for each of my stories on Smashwords: $0.99.The reason for this is to ensure that only one title is available for free; this way I have a be… Read More
Baffled In Pennsylvania
2019-10-25 21:16
I'm not sure what I did on August 29th, but I sold 44 books that day.  I'm not overjoyed only because most of the books were being offered for free, but it is certainly nice to see that… Read More
2019-09-10 16:39
I recently got to read an article on Marianne Williamson, written by an author with the unlikely name of Taffy, who had been assigned to cover the candidate by the NYTimes.At the debates, Ms… Read More
2019-07-09 20:16
I recently began reading an adult manga story.  It was fascinating, and now it's got me thinking about writing something similar.  But of course, I'm not going to make it a graphic… Read More
2019-07-07 19:29
Since this is about Helen, the series, I should post this update on my companion blog, Helen.  I'm going to do it there, and when I'm done, I'll make a link to it.  As soon as I ca… Read More
The Fantasy Universe, And DeviantArt
2019-06-26 14:32
For those who actually like to read my books: they're completely free for a month, as far as I can tell.  Smashwords is having a promotional period, where they are giving the books away… Read More
2019-05-09 16:25
I have done my homework---most of it---and gone through "Concerto" for the third time, and taken out yet more redundancy, and thrown in a few images, just for fun.My fiction contains lesbian… Read More
2019-04-21 21:02
Greetings to everyone, regardless of whether you celebrate Easter or not.  (My apologies to believers, but Easter seems rather a shaky thing to celebrate.)  But it is a wonderfully… Read More
2019-04-18 19:35
Readers of the Helen stories might remember the enormous effort that Helen and her students put into the Matthäuspassion (just before Helen runs off to audition for Goodbye Mr. Chips!… Read More

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