Dragon Award Nominations

Here’s your chance to help the Allies and Enemies series make a little bit of history by making it a three-time nominee for a Dragon Award. Please consider nominating my book, Allies and Enemies: Legacy for “Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel” in the 2019 Dragon Awards. [It’s the 4th category down on the list. Click the image or link below to visit the nomination page.] There’s no cost to you and you need not attend Dragon Con to participate in the nomination or voting process. The link to nominate is located here: http://application.dragoncon.org/dc_fan_awards_nominations.php Once you register and nominate...

Cover reveal: Allies and Enemies: Empire

Allies and Enemies: Empire (Book 5) is due out soon. Thanks to some diligent beta-readers, it looks like I’ll be able to publish well ahead of my original target deadline. Look for pre-order info by the end of this week (June 28th). I hate to leave things on a “cliff hanger” but book 5 should be well worth the wait. In the meanwhile, I’m very pleased to share the beautiful cover art created by Laercio Messias. [Check out his other work here.] Allies and Enemies: Empire (Book 5) – On pre order soon!

Allies and Enemies: Legacy (Book 4) Available Now!

Allies and Enemies: Legacy (Book 4) The long-awaited fourth book to the series is now available from your favorite online bookseller. Download it today and join the action! [Amazon, Apple, GooglePlay, B&N, Kobo and Smashwords] Six years have passed since the war between the three Guilds left its mark on the Reaches. Sela Tyron and partner, Jon Veradin, have forged new lives on a revitalized Hadelia, a planet once enslaved by the cybernetics-obsessed Poisoncry Guild. Haunted by her experience as a Poisoncry prisoner, Sela crusades to erase the dangerous legacy left behind by Poisoncry. When a deadly conspiracy reveals a...

Cover update…

Have you seen the cover overhaul to the Allies and Enemies series? I partnered with a stellar designer to update the copy and taglines to the ebook covers. Check out the new artwork here: This is all in preparation for the upcoming release of Allies and Enemies: Legacy. The fourth book in the series (and very likely not the last.) Stay tuned. Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail

In the news

Recently, I was contacted by Ken Picard of Seven Days VT who asked my insights into the seedy underbelly of indie publishing. (Ok, there’s really nothing seedy or underbelly-ish about my gig. Unless you take into consideration the dust bunnies under the desk in my office.) Check out the article here.               What do you think of the article? I’d love to hear from you.   Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail
More Speaking in Public (Also… Dragons!)

More Speaking in Public (Also… Dragons!)

If the stars align properly and things go well with the gods of programming, I’m slated to be a panelist at Dragon Con on the SF Literature track. The topic “Significant Short Stories”. The tentative date and locals are as follows: Embassy AB at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on 265 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303. The time/date for the panel: Saturday, September 2 at 1pm. Find out if I can not develop sudden stage fright or count how many times I say “uh”. You can make a drinking game out of it. 🙂 But wait! That’s not all.  ...

Allies and Enemies: Exiles – 2017 Dragon Award Finalist

Something incredible has happened. Allies and Enemies: Exiles has been named a finalist for “Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel” for the 2017 Dragon Awards hosted by Dragon Con. And you’re totally behind this! You might remember that last year, Allies and Enemies: Fallen, had also made to the short list in the same category in the inaugural year of the awards. I’m flattered and deeply honored to end up a finalist again. I’ll be there to cheer on the winners at this year’s Dragon Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 3rd during Dragon Con in steamy Atlanta, GA. It...
2017 Dragon Award Nominations

2017 Dragon Award Nominations

Last year, fans of Allies and Enemies like you paid me a great honor by making my first book a finalist for a 2016 Dragon Award hosted by Dragon Con. Not only was the experience humbling, it inspired me to go on to complete the series. What do you say? Can I count on your help one more time? As with last year’s competition, the two-step nomination/voting process is free and does not require the person doing the nominating to attend the actual convention or be a member of Dragon Con. Plus, it’s a chance to give a shout out...

Short Stories: Chihuahuas vs. Dire Wolves

Here’s a theory—Chihuahuas have the souls of larger dogs (most likely dire wolves) wedged into those tiny little bodies. It would explain why these tiny pups think they’re big enough to take on a cat twice their size or why they always seem to shake. (The shaking is actually their molecules vibrating with the effort to keep all that “big dog soul” energy contained in such a small package.) Like I said, a theory. Consider short stories. You’re trying to package an entire universe, complete with exposition and world-building into this teeny weeny manuscript that shouldn’t be more than 30,000...