A few years back a good friend patiently explained something to me. “There are two parts to becoming a published author. One is the craft of writing and the other is the business of writing. They are two entirely different skillsets.” He was quite right. These days, the business of self publishing not only includes … More An Author’s Journey: Part Five – Self Publishing
Selenaphiles is the second book in the Multiplarity Trilogy and it focuses on the problems of building a permanent human colony on the moon. The tagline for Selenaphiles is: “Even with the perfect health and longevity of Omniphage, the moon will not be settled easily.” Although the storyline and direction of the tale was in … More An Author’s Journey: Part Four – Colonies
Although I’ve written and published more than a dozen urban fantasy titles over the past six years, the core elements of the Multiplarity Space Opera Trilogy has been more than ten years in the making. I think the time has come to document at least part of this journey, keeping in mind the old adage, … More An Author’s Journey – Part One
The forth book in a five book shifter series from Red Rose Publishing, Echopharte tells of the origins and evolution of the shifters. The ancients revered them. The colonists feared them. Today, no one believes in them. Shifters have lived and worked among humans since before recorded history. Echopharte tells of the first community and … More Echopharte!
We are getting ready to release Omniphage, the first novel in a science fiction trilogy. I’m proud to present the front and back cover art. This is what will show as both an eBook and trade paperback front cover. The lower image will be the back cover for the trade paperback release. I want to … More Omniphage Cover Art
I’ve been working on a novel that includes a plot line of colonizing another Earth-like planet. One of the problems that I’ve enjoyed working out has been the means for delivering large groups of colonists to the new world, known as Micasa. Initial exploratory expeditions required small groups and the ability to both land and … More A Peek Into a Novel
Whoopee! I’m going to be attending a brand new convention for readers and authors of Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Paranormal Romance. It’s called Old City, New Blood and will be held February, 2013 in St. Augustine, Florida. Besides the literary shenanigans, there will be a ghost tour of the ancient city and time to … More Old City, New Blood!
The good news is that I finished the first draft of Shifting Shadows, the last book in the Shifter Series. The bad news is that something about the last few lines didn’t set well with me and I rewrote them in my head several times. I think I’m going to let it sit for the … More First Draft, YAY!
Since high school, I have always told stories in the old bardic tradition. That is, by passing them on in word of mouth. When folks ask where I get the ideas for some of my own tales, I can’t help by be surprised. Someone once commented that the biggest problem with writing fiction is that … More Story Fodder
Last week, I posted a brief tutorial on how to use Audacity to create your own audiobooks. Now, I’ve decided to share some of my experiences during the creation of my latest project. First, a little background… I’ve recorded some short tales and a friend’s poem in order to test and hone my skills. This … More Audiobook Project – Part 1