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Laura Resnick

by Sharon Tucker


Don’t look for much grit in Laura Resnick’s Urban Fantasies despite the fact that they have New York City as the backdrop. Oh, it isn’t that the streets aren’t mean and that the characters lack the infamous New Yorker’s brusqueness, rather it’s the fact that the stories are told in first person by heroine/actress/waitress/elf Esther Diamond who is nothing if not upbeat to the point of Micawberism. Even when she’s strung out over her never-quite-boyfriend Detective Connor Lopez or freaked about being unemployed, there is a strong positive undercurrent that tells readers she will triumph. Of course alliance with a 350-year-old Mage, Dr. Maximillian Zadok makes getting out of the scrapes Esther gets into much easier.

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by Sharon Tucker


The August weather may still be stiflingly hot, but schools everywhere are preparing to gear up for fall and the start of a new school year–exciting times, yes? K-12 students are bracing themselves! University students are excited if they are freshman and blasé if they are upperclassmen. Teachers everywhere will head back to school two weeks early to prepare for the upcoming term, but the rest of us will be footing the bills or limp with relief that we are not footing the bills for books, new clothes and school supplies.

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The Misfortune Cookie By Laura Resnick

IN THE November 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andSharon Tucker
SECTIONS

by Sharon Tucker



Yes, You Will Crave Chinese Food–but craving Chinese food is hardly a bad thing! Welcome to the Big Apple, home of some of the best Chinese restaurants on the planet and where we always find ourselves in Esther Diamond’s urban fantasy adventures. As you read, even if you don’t live in New York, go ahead, call in to order soup dumplings–Esther’s favorite–from your local Chinese takeout and brace yourself for a breakneck romp.

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