The Casitians are Back!

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It’s been quite some time since I released “The Expedition” back in 2012. But in that time, I have been working on two novels in that universe, a sequel to “Humans Untied“and a far-prequel – a novel that describes the original capture of human beings in the Neolithic period. The … Continue reading

What’s Next

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So, I hope you’ve read my post about why I’m not publishing (that is, selling and marketing) my science fiction anymore. But, I said I’d still be writing, and I am. I just finished the final touches on the newest stand-alone novel, called “The Artifact.” I hope you enjoy reading … Continue reading

What Stories Do We Want To Tell?

I enjoyed my time at FogCon, and I ended up on more panels than I expected. Two in particular, “Focus on Ferguson”, and “Wash Your Hands Before Attending,” (the added panel in which we talked about epidemics, and the “big one”) made me think a lot about dystopia. As I’ve said elsewhere, … Continue reading

Find me at FogCon

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I’ll be at at least two SF Cons this year – FogCon, which starts on Friday, and WisCon, which is in May. I’m on four panels at FogCon: “When your Traveler is my Colonizer“ “Focus on Ferguson“ “From the ice planet Hoth to Mars: how can we write about real … Continue reading

My Writerly Tools

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It used to be that the tools that writers used were a typewriter and a pencil. Perhaps a dictionary or thesaurus by their side. Now, the number of interesting writing tools out there for speculative fiction writers is legion. Here are the ones I use fairly regularly: I would never, … Continue reading

Why I’m giving my books away

It’s a strange time in the publishing world. More and more authors are trying to go independent, leading to what some have called the “content glut” (or more crudely, the “self-publishing shit volcano“.) Major mainstream publishers have pretty much stopped publishing people who they would have even published a few years … Continue reading

My Writing Year

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Of course, the end of one year, and the beginning of another is always a great time to reflect on what happened. Writing has it’s ups and downs, peaks and valleys, and this year had plenty of both. I published only one book, although I finished 3 complete drafts, and … Continue reading

Characters, Characters, Characters

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I’ve been working hard on the sequel to “Becoming Queen.”  25,000 words and counting! There are a lot of characters in the first book, although there is only on point of view (POV) character, Daneli. However, in the sequel, there are several POV characters, which is something I tend to do … Continue reading

And the winner is…

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I was puzzled about which to choose, the more realistic or the more comic-style look. I decided on the comic-style. I liked it better, in general. Daneli is on the left, Kaden, a new character from the  second book (he’s actually mentioned in the first book quite briefly.) I will … Continue reading

Vote for Daneli!

If you’ve read Becoming Queen, you know Daneli well. I decided I wanted to get an artist’s representation of her, and other characters of that book, as I’m working on a sequel right now. So I wanted people to vote on which Daneli they like best. These are my three … Continue reading

New Book: Friends with Wings

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I’m really happy to announce that my next book, called “Friends with Wings” is going to be published this Friday! You can read an excerpt of it here. I am the featured author for September’s BroadPod, one of the Broad Universe podcasts, so you can also listen to an excerpt (about … Continue reading