Lightfinger, Bigfoot, and Vampire I read a Facebook comment considering the fact that an adventuring party consisting of a Victorian gentleman thief, an old west gunslinger, a disgraced former samurai, and an elderly French pirate was plausible. I took this as an urban fantasy challenge and the following free story is the result. Copyright 2020 … More High Country Curse
On Friday, November 2nd, between 5pm and 7pm, I’ll be at Poetic Justice Books and Arts in Port St Lucie. I’m going to be reading excerpts from Multiplarity, my latest science fiction novel and autographing just-off-the-press first editions. If you’re curious about the art and craft of independent publishing, creative writing, or computer graphics, come … More Author Special Event!
The Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is an excellent piece of Free and Open Source software, but like most powerful programs, it is complex and can be confusing for the newbie. There are a few features however, that are very useful for the photographer. I’ll describe them here. Export vs Save It is important to … More Simple Photo Editing
The following is a few chapters from a fictional account of the start of a lunar colony taken from the middle of my space opera, Multiplarity. The omniphage mentioned below is a drug that can repair any damage to a body including the genetic breakdown from old age. It is a true fountain-of-youth treatment with … More Selenaphiles
“You’re always to some degree, wrong. Your goal is to be less wrong.” “Solicit critical feedback, even from friends. Tell them you really do want to know.” – Elon Musk Here are a few Influential books I’ve read. All of them are available online and all are worth your time. Several of them are available … More Influential Books
Life: The lawn care guy was backing his huge boxcab trailer and ripped up the back quarter panel of my Chevy Cavelier. Fortunately, he notified his insurance company and I’ve filed a claim. Howl at the Moon! Tonight is the monthly Howl at the Moon open mic night. It’s going to be held at a … More Broken Car and Howling at the Moon
Like many of us, I hate writing a Synopsis for any of my stories. “Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” –Gene Fowler After a bit of research on more than a dozen websites, I’ve narrowed it down to a … More How to Synopsis
Everyone has a story. The difference is whether one wishes to take the time and trouble to share their story. At one point or another, every author is approached with some variation of the following… “I’ve got this great idea for a story that is sure to make millions. How about I tell it, you … More You Have a Story?
Foreword by Tome Wilson Tome is the founder of the web’s largest and most active dieselpunk community. The dieselpunks website provides a home for most anyone with an artistic bent that enjoy working the era between the world wars. Tales of the Aether Age by Grant Gardner This is an all-too-short ride through an alternate … More Review: Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase
This is the tale of young priest who is introduced to a satyr by a beautiful member of his flock. Deep in the Black Forest, they break bread, discuss religion and learn the horror of the burning times.