Review: INDELIBLE INK by Matt Betts

Disclaimer: Betts is a fellow Dog Star Books author and I consider him a friend. However, I purchased a copy of this novel for full price. Comparing INDELIBLE INK to Matt Betts’ first novel, the steampunk/zombie/giant monster/Weird West extravaganza ODD MEN OUT, does both books a disservice.  Instead, INDELIBLE INK is a creature all itsContinue reading “Review: INDELIBLE INK by Matt Betts”

Confluence schedule

This weekend I will be at Confluence, Pittsburgh’s science fiction/fantasy/horror literary conference! My schedule: Friday, July 24: 6 PM: Panel on Work-Life Balance for Freelance Writers: House, family, food on the table – and writing the Next Big Thing. How to make it work 7 PM: Joint reading with Dog Star Books authors J.L. Gribble (STEEL VICTORY)Continue reading “Confluence schedule”

Review: THE EMPRESS GAME by Rhonda Mason

Disclaimer: I attended Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction graduate program with the author and consider her a friend. I purchased this book for full price, though I had the luck to snag it at a book signing a few days before the official release. I read space opera, but I mostly read space operaContinue reading “Review: THE EMPRESS GAME by Rhonda Mason”

Monday bits and bobs

I have a bunch of smaller tidbits for you today, so I figured I’d just combine them into one post. Last Friday, the lovely Shara White was nice enough to give STEEL VICTORY a belated shout-out on her blog over at Calico Writes. She was a fellow student during my time in the Seton HillContinue reading “Monday bits and bobs”

STEEL VICTORY now available on Kindle

I am incredibly honored by the number of people who have already supported my debut novel by purchasing a copy. But I am also aware and completely understand that many people these days prefer the ebook format, for everything from ease of reading, to space concerns, to the (usually) cheaper price. The wait is over:Continue reading “STEEL VICTORY now available on Kindle”

Launch pictures at Dog Star Books blog

Are you tired of seeing pictures from my book launch yet? Of course you’re not. The Dog Star Books blog just put up a bunch here. You mean you haven’t visited the Dog Star Books blog yet? The science-fiction/adventure imprint of Raw Dog Screaming Press? That my wonky urban fantasy/alternate history sneaked its way into?Continue reading “Launch pictures at Dog Star Books blog”

Successful book launch!

The official book launch of STEEL VICTORY at Seton Hill University’s In Your Write Mind retreat was amazing. The mass book signing on Friday night is always a great event for authors and readers to interact. One of the measures of an in-person book sale event is not necessarily how many books you sell, butContinue reading “Successful book launch!”