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Pretending to Look the Other Way

Pretending to Look the Other Way

ray-bradbury-love-460x723So, there’s this guy, this man, this wonderful writer that I adore above all others. His name is Ray Bradbury.

It is because of him that I write fantasy and science fiction. It is because of him that I love words and strive for lyrical, evocative, luscious, vibrant prose. It is because of him that I learned something important about science fiction and fantasy: It is not escapist fiction the…

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All the Colors of Time now on Amazon

All the Colors of Time now on Amazon

Bohnhoff-ColorsofTime600x900My newest release—ALL THE COLORS OF TIME—is now available in Kindle format from Amazon as well as at the friendly Book View Cafe website. So, if you’re an Amazon frequent-flyer, you can now buy this collection of time travel stories from your favorite source in your favorite format.

Plus, no Digital Rights Management (DRM) and you can share the book with your family!

All for the low, low price of…

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In the Studio: Scott Snyder

In the Studio: Scott Snyder

Scott, Mark and Paul

Scott Snyder, Mark Osier, and Paul Kwinn—Rooster chorus

In the studio this week, we have the fabulously funny and uber-talented Scott Snyder, working on a new CD.

Title to come.

Here’s a pic of Scott hamming it up—er, I mean performing in the backup chorus for Kristoph and Margaret at Consonance 2013.

So, here’s what I’m wondering—if female backup singers are “chick” singers, are male backup…

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All the Colors of Time

My newest science fiction release! A collection of short fiction about time travel.


  I’m very tired but happy. Yesterday I wrapped an intensive two week recording session…

Katy & SMac

Katy & SMac

I’m very tired but happy. Yesterday I wrapped an intensive two week recording session with Katy Dröge-Macdonald and Steve Macdonald. Katy and Steve are now performing as Twotonic. We’ve completed all their vocal and guitar parts for “Rowan and Storm”, their album of cover songs. Since they came from Germany to record, we were under a bit of time pressure to get everything done,…

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The Word is Baseball

The title phrase of this post is from one of my three most favorite books, Shoeless Joe by W.P. (William Patrick) Kinsella. It is not the signature line from the book or the movie it inspired, Field of Dreams. That would be the oft-quoted “If you build …


Bass Master

New at Mystic Fig’s blog: Bass Master

We’ve have had Mike Mallory, bassist extraordinaire, doing tracks for our upcoming, yet-to-be-named album. He’s done several bass parts from his lair down in So-Cal, and they are phenomenal. I can’t even…

Mike Mallory

Mike Mallory

I mean, Geddy Lee, eat your heart out. He did some truly outside-the-bass-box things on several of the songs that absolutely changed the way I thought about the song, and just now…

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The Bag: Creative Chaos

Friday, I bring The Bag to my daughter’s school for a writing workshop. What is The Bag, you ask? What does it contain?

It contains Creative Chaos…


Faith in Film: Religious Themes in SF

Book View Cafe author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff was one of several science fiction writers interviewed by the Deseret News Online on the subject of religious themes in science fiction movies and books.

Maya writes fantasy and science fiction, including co-authoring a trio of Star Wars novels with her Jedi Master, Michael Reaves.

The Deseret News is affiliated with the Church of the Latter Day Saints, while Maya is a member of the Bahá’í Faith. 

“So, this is a sort of interfaith collaboration—about science fiction,” says Maya, “How cool is that?”

April Showers Bring Recording Projects


So March is wrapping up and April is staring us in the face, and it looks busy.

Jeff has been working with Seanan McGuire on her new album (to be named), as well as with Scott Snyder and Mark Osier. We are also putting together songs for our next album.

The big deal in April is the beginning of a new project with (redacted). Yes, we are working on an album with (mystery talent). No, I can’t tell…

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