Deleted Scene from STEEL VICTORY

I’m such a bum. Forgot to do a book review last Thursday and I’ve got no mental energy for a blog post today. The good news is that is because I’ve been living and breathing the start of book 3. The better news is this means you get a deleted scene from STEEL VICTORY! SpoilersContinue reading “Deleted Scene from STEEL VICTORY”

July Wrap-Up and August Goals

July = Success! My goals for the month of July were relatively simple: Complete a scene-by-scene outline of book 3 (tentatively called STEEL BLOOD) and finish the initial rewrite of the first prequel short story (formerly called “Peacekeeping” but now in search of a new name). I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo with the goalContinue reading “July Wrap-Up and August Goals”

Review: THE CURIOUS CASE by Gail Carriger

This is a short story, rather than a novel, so you’ll forgive me if my review of it is short and sweet as well. This story serves as a lovely taste of the shared world of Gail Carriger’s three series, the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, and Finishing School, in terms of both world-building and writing style. TheContinue reading “Review: THE CURIOUS CASE by Gail Carriger”

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”