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
This website has been in dire need of a facelift for some time now. Just the header and a few of the pages were updated today. Some new books are due out this summer and I will be adding excerpts, cover art and even a bit about the software and hardware I use as part … More An Ongoing Process
In case you’ve not noticed, I’m a huge history fan. One of the reasons is that I’ve constantly finding neat story ideas in news articles on historical items. For example, I just read this little piece: http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collection/object-stories/a-roman-lead-curse-tablet/ The first thing that popped into my mind was an urban fantasy tale, based on the idea that … More Finding Inspiration