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
Beginner Mind is a collection of six short stories and some free-form poetry by a new author. It opens with a tale that leaves the reader with vivid imagery of a string of post-pubescent mistakes and just gets better. The following story is called “Pistol Grip” and it blurs the line between murder and mistake. … More Review: Beginner Mind
Space Travel Fair Warning: This segment and the next one of An Author’s Journey are going to wax a bit technical. Robert A. Heinlein stated that “Once you reach Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO), you are halfway to any place else in our solar system. Jerry Pournelle goes into much more detail on why this is a truism … More An Author’s Journey – Part Three
Multiplarity The famous science fiction author, Vernor Vinge’ has been credited with originating the term singularity. From Wikipedia, we have this, “…his 1993 essay “The Coming Technological Singularity”, in which he argues that the creation of superhuman artificial intelligence will mark the point at which “the human era will be ended,” such that no current … More An Author’s Journey – Part Two
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
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 just finished the first draft of Micasians, which is the last book in the Multiplarity trilogy! [undignified happy dance] This wraps up the saga that begins with Omniphage and moves to the moon for Selenaphiles. Not only that, but I have a map of the new world, drawings of colonial landing craft, and detailed … More Whoopee!
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
Panasonic just announced a new camera and I think that is what I’ll ask Santa for this coming holiday season. It’s going to be a bit pricey at first, but hopefully, it will drop this fall. Here’s the link to their sample image and video page. One of the features I’m looking forward to using … More A New Camera Announcement
I was just told about a new review for Guardian Dawn. You can read the review on Lucille’s Thoughts blog. An excerpt as well as information on purchasing either the eBook or the trade paperback version can be found on the Red Rose Publishing website.