Read books by AWers!
Many stories. (I've become a little lost, writing wise, and I'm trying to find my way back.)
Meet April the aye aye and Cecil the shark at www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jilly61
or, for those working in GBP www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=jill+tinker
Course you could always go straight to Amazon.
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. -George Washington