Dragon Con Bound!

Dragon Con Bound!

I got home from an excruciatingly long day of work at the “day job” and look what had arrived in the mail– the Dragon Con Progress Report. Definitely made up for a rotten day. Because lookie who’s listed on the “Attending Professionals” list. Me! I’m hoping to hear back soon from the Dragon Con organizers if/when I’ll be on any of the panels. Either way… I’m very much looking forward to going.  You might recall last year around this time, the announcement that Allies and Enemies: Fallen had made the shortlist as a nominee for “Best Military Science Fiction or...
More Cool Things Have Happened!

More Cool Things Have Happened!

So, you might have recently read on my site that I did a reading for Geek Mountain (get it?). There, I met the super charming, Margot Harrison, an associate editor with Seven Days VT.   (For those of you not in Vermont, it’s a pretty big deal.) Margot read from her chilling and poignant short story about a ghost haunting a cinema, inspired by a local theater she’s frequented in part of her job as a movie reviewer. (I’ll never think about the Palace 9 the same way again.)   Anyway, I was blown away by Margot’s review of Allies and...
So… now what?

So… now what?

I admit it. I’m a little lost right now. Allies and Enemies: Exiles just launched, completing a story arc that’s been swimming around in my head for over a decade. It was a fantastic experience. So, now I’m at a crossroads of sorts. I’m not the speed demon writer like some of my indie author compatriots. (Finishing a “short” story of 17,000 words just about drove me batty. BTW, it’s called “A Simple Thing” and it’ll be in a sci-fi anthology out later this summer.) I’d like to focus my energies on a new project– got quite a few ideas...
What is space opera?

What is space opera?

Recently, I was asked why I moved from military science fiction to space opera in my book series. The question surprised me actually. I did not realize that I’d done this. Had I?  To me, the two genres exist in a blurry realm for me: one cannot exist without the other and one just involves more explosions and soldiers. I envision this umbrella term of “space opera” and under it are all these categories like steampunk, cyberpunk, galactic empire, military sci-fi. My own impression is that it’s the opposite of hard science fiction (a genre that requires slide rulers to understand...
Let’s Celebrate with a FREE Download

Let’s Celebrate with a FREE Download

As you might have heard, the third book in the Allies and Enemies series, Allies and Enemies: Exiles is due out at the end of this month. It’s available in pre-order on Amazon right now. (Big thank you to everyone that’s pre-ordered already.) To celebrate, I’m offering the first book in the series, Allies and Enemies: Fallen, for FREE on Amazon until 3/19/2017. Chances are high that if you’re reading this, you’ve already read Fallen, but why not send my link for a free download to a friend or three? FacebookTwitterGoogle+E-mail
Keeping it real

Keeping it real

Recently, I was interviewed for the Rocking Self-Publishing podcast by the charming Simon Whistler. (The podcast should air on 3/30. I say should because I’d like to give Simon an easy out in case he realizes what a spaz I am.) This was a fantastic experience for me. Not only was it lots of fun chatting with Simon, but he asked some excellent questions. During the interview, I had the chance to discuss my personal philosophies on being an indie-author and ran through my Top 5 Elements of Middling Success or How to Fail Upwards. (I’m still working on the...