Round Robin — Current Issues

Topic: What current issues are important to you? How often do modern social or global issues are addressed in some way in your stories no matter what era or genera you write? I have several current issues that are important to me, but they are very controversial. As I tend to be on the less favorable side of the issues (although not always), I tend not to talk about them. Well, sometimes, I do, but mostly I don’t. Discussions often become heated, and I’m rather opinionated. LOL This does happen on my Facebook page as some recent laws passed in California have taken away a parent’s right to make medical decisions for their children in the name of “protecting” them. When you follow the money of donors to the legislators, you know it had nothing to do with protection of children and everything to do with protection of corporate interests. But that’s no surprise. It seems that’s the way our country has been headed for decades. I’m not cynical at all. LOL So, yeah, I generally don’t write them into my stories either unless they are germane to the story line. For me, I don’t read fiction to be schooled on an issue. And, unless it’s done really well (read: I don’t feel like I’m being hit over the head with their opinion and being told what to think), I’m apt to put down a book and not read an author again if they do this. They are entitled to their opinions, but I don’t have to read them. That being said, I’ve been debating on working something into...

Guest Author Trinity Blacio

Please help me welcome author Trinity Blacio celebrate her new release. ~ ~ ~ Unusual Paranormal Statements Do you believe? (Thank you Crazy facts: http://crazyfacts.com/tag/paranormal/) Hangleton Manor, the oldest secular building in Hove, England, has a cursed dovecote reputedly haunted by ghost pigeons. (Now if this true what are the pigeons doing? Do we have pigeon poo everywhere?) The modern Ouija Board got its name by asking the board what it should be called. (Hmmm, sorry these things scare the crap out of me and I want no part of them.) In Arizona, the Superstition Mountains is the home of the Apache Thunder God who cursed the land by killing anyone who travels the mountain trying to find his gold. Deaths began as early as the Spanish explorers in the 1500’s and up to this day. Some of the corpses were found decapitated. (Would you go explore if you could? I wouldn’t for a couple of reasons.) Mrs Dilys Cant failed repeatedly to back her car into a vacant space in a car park in Durham in 1975. It felt as if she was hitting a kerb, although nothing was visible. Her daughter and two other motorists were also unable to enter the space, which seemed to be protected by “an invisible force field.” (Yep, I would believe this and find it cool?) Ancient Egyptian statue of God of Death has started moving on its own. Over several days, the ten-inch Egyptian statuette gradually rotates to face the rear of the locked glass cabinet in which it is displayed, and has to be turned around again by hand. (Yep, I...