Monthly Archives: May 2015

#SaturdayScenes: Decisive Moment, Chapter 2

What does an author do when he wants more folks to read one of his favorite stories? Well, this one gives it away… at least the first bits of it. Because I want you to read them. In the next couple of weeks I’ll be running a Decisive Moment promo. To give you a taste […]

With Semi & Dronet: A Little Long for Short Stories

With every try, it becomes increasingly self-evident I can’t write a short story to save my life. Maybe, as I’ve indicated before, I don’t get much runway to flesh out my ideas and characters in a true short story, so I end up going long. Case in point, Dronet. I thought this story would come […]

Review: Brass Giant, by Brooke Johnson

For the past few months I have looked forward to Brooke Johnson’s debut novel, The Brass Giant. Somewhat familiar with her writing (Dark Lord in Training), I was curious to see what sort of story she’d deliver in the increasingly popular steampunk genre. I was not disappointed. The Brass Giant certainly lives up to the […]

When You Think Storytelling, Think Movement

Lately I’ve spent some time reading a lot of stories from other authors, and even some of my own. The ones that work for me get a review on this blog. This latest exercise has once more left me wondering and pondering: what makes a story work? Though many aspects of a story make it […]

If You Read My Books, Did You Use a Kindle?

I need your help with a question. If you read my books, do you use a Kindle, or do you use another non-Kindle (Nook, iBooks, etc.) reader? I’m trying to decide whether to go back to offering my eBooks exclusively through Kindle, and your feedback will help me decide.

#SaturdayScenes: Decisive Moment, Chapter 1

What does an author do when he wants more folks to read one of his favorite stories? Well, this one gives it away… at least the first bits of it. Because I want you to read them. In the next couple of weeks I’ll be running a Decisive Moment promo. To give you a taste […]

Fleshing Out Our Cyber World Beginnings

Recently I released Semi (free & exclusive to my mail list subscribers) and finished the first draft for Feral. Together, these two stories will provide some nice detail into the events and characters that feed into DEAD BEEF. In particular, Feral focuses on the relationship between Sasha Javan and Martin Spencer (with Cynthia nudging her […]

Decisive Moment Gets a New Cover

In preparation for a Decisive Moment promo I will run in the next couple of weeks (stay tuned!), I am refreshing the Decisive Moment cover. On the left I show the current cover. The center version represents an attempt to spiff that up, but ultimately, I decided to go for the one on the right. […]

Dronet, a Sequel to Semi, an Our Cyber World Story

Julian Rogers had a great idea: network a bunch of drones, and use them to deliver a Cyber payload. But the concept went nowhere for lack of Federal funding. When terrorists unleash coordinated drone attacks on the US Capitol, Julian becomes the lead suspect. Did he, embittered and frustrated, spill his idea to the terrorists? […]

#SaturdayScenes: SEMI, a Short Story, Part 3

To celebrate the release of Ghost Writer, and because I like to give away free stuff, I also released Semi as a free download, available exclusively to my mail list subscribers. In case you haven’t picked it up, here’s a sneak peak of the third chapter. Let me know what you think! Chapter 3 ~ […]