Hello gang! For those of you who follow my social media, I’ve been hinting at this for a long time, and it’s finally here! I’m teaching a class with Cat Rambo, just in time for National Novel Writing Month! If you’ve ever asked, “How on earth do I get time to write?” then this class […]Read more "I’m Teaching a Class at the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers!"
Hello, friends! This week, I made a Discord server and added Discord integration to my Patreon! Some of you probably have no idea what Discord is, so I’m going to tell you. I’m very excited about the possibilities and I’d really love for you to join me there! So Discord is a communications utility that […]Read more "I Just Added a Discord! What the Hell is Discord?"
Originally posted on Aradia Publishing:
Check it out! We’re running a September giveaway for Gunsmoke & Dragonfire! Win a handbound leather copy of GnD, one of five limited-edition art cards for GnD with a signed Certificate of Authenticity, or one of ten ebook copies! How? By spreading the word! Details at our Rafflecopter link, or…
From the drought-plagued plains of Mars, to a post-apocalyptic Canada, to the familiar American West and Mexico, to other dimensions and other worlds weird and wonderful, an international cast of bestselling, award-winning, established, and emerging authors brings you 25 strange western tales: Robert Lee Beers – A hardboiled P.I. and his partner must find their […]Read more "Gunsmoke & Dragonfire!"
Hey friends; awards season is on us again, and because no one should ever self-reject, I’d like to present some of the stuff I’ve done this year for your consideration. If anyone who is considering making nominations wants a review copy of any of these, I can provide e-copies in pdf upon request (and would […]Read more "2018 Awards Eligibility Post!"
It’s always an odd thing to decide how to present yourself on the internet. This site will be strictly for my fiction writing projects.Read more "Welcome to My Blog!"
Originally posted on FELIX THE FOX MYSTERIES:
I’ve recently been invited to talk to a few writing groups, about the experience of transitioning from a reader, to a budding writer, to a published author. This column comes as a result of thinking about that journey, from the advice I gave and the questions I answered,…
The Korpes Agenda by J.I. Rogers My rating: 5 of 5 stars WARNING: Contains spoilers for The Korpes File. I exchanged copies of my books for copies of J.I. Rogers’ books when we met up at a local comic con. I’ve already given a stellar review of the first book in this series, The Korpes […]Read more "Book Review: The Korpes Agenda by J.I. Rogers"
We Are Mars by Cheryl Lawson My rating: 4 of 5 stars When you read indie fiction, you often don’t know what you’re going to get. I exchanged books with Cheryl Lawson, a Kamloops writer, at a local comic con we both attended. I’ve made it a point to read a bit more indie fiction […]Read more "Book Review: We Are Mars by Cheryl Lawson"
Killing Titan by Greg Bear My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is the sequel to War Dogs. Like the The Forge of God series by Bear, the second book has a very different focus and tone from the first book in the series, and I think that might be a bit off-putting to […]Read more "Book Review: Killing Titan by Greg Bear"
The Complete Roderick by John Sladek My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club (see the full list here.) I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I think, on its surface, this was intended to be a New Wave influenced anti-Isaac Asimov. Sladek wanted to challenge the […]Read more "Book Review: The Complete Roderick by John Sladek"
Want to create fiction on the fly? Haven’t finished anything in years? Mary Robinette Kowal @MaryRobinette, Hugo and Nebula-winning SFF author, has a wonderful method of story construction she recently tweeted about. Check it out! Writing is fractal – Once you understand how a technique works at a paragraph level, you can scale down to […]Read more "“Writing is Fractal” – Mary Robinette Kowal’s Guide to Flash Fiction"
This book got a lot of mixed reviews. Whether or not people liked it usually depended on where they came from when they read it. I think this will give me an opportunity to talk about a couple of related subjects that have broader implications than the book, if you’ll indulge me. For those who […]Read more "Book Review: War Dogs by Greg Bear"