Priority number one for August is to celebrate! Seriously, on August 8, I'm publishing my fifth book in five years -- Steel Empires Book 5: Steel Shadows. That's a pretty awesome accomplishment, and while it would be easy to focus on all the other projects I have (and am behind on), I shouldn't let this … Continue reading July Wrap-Up & August Goals
Another slow month production-wise, another stressful month regarding real life. I'm having a hard time living by myself, and disaster struck one of my favorite places in the world earlier this month. August Wrap-Up: I aimed for 15k to 20k words drafted for book 4. I am actually impressed that I ended the month with … Continue reading August Wrap-Up & September Goals
I'm pleased to announce the launch of a new blog focused on all aspects of speculative fiction: books, film, television, games, and more! Speculative Chic Please join us for our soft launch today, and consider subscribing to continue receiving great content from a bunch of awesome people (like yours truly). We'll have everything from in-depth reviews to … Continue reading Speculative Chic is LIVE
I took a film genre course in college, and wrote an entire research paper on the evolution of vampires in film. No knowledge is ever wasted, so with a little more work, I was able to write a (much shorter) essay on the evolution of vampires in popular fiction. SF Signal was lovely enough to … Continue reading SF Signal hosts my blog post about vampires in popular fiction!
September Wrap-Up: Reach 20,000 words in book 3, STEEL BLOOD. Progress: Better than August! After a few rounds of scene edits with my criqiue partners in which some narrative vomit was thankfully cut, I ended up with approximately 9,000 words written for the month, and I'm hanging out at about 14,000 words right now. Goal: Finish … Continue reading September Wrap-Up & October Goals
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
I participated in the Five +1 Questions feature on author Samantha Holloway's blog, Herding the Dragon! Go there to learn what words I want stricken from the English language, how I would turn STEEL VICTORY into a television show, and which fantasy series I think everyone should read. Thanks for having me, Samantha!
Thanks for joining me as I continue the tour of my new Web site! The next tab at the top of the page I'd like to discuss is named "Books." I only have two fiction publications so far. But they're both pretty epic, so you'll have to excuse the short list. In 2014, a friend … Continue reading In Which We Discuss Why We’re All Really Here
The lovely Heidi Ruby Miller, a fellow Dog Star Books author, featured STEEL VICTORY on her blog today! You can see the post here, but while you're over there, check out her awesome science fiction/romance series, AMBASADORA. Heidi has been a huge inspiration to me as both a writer and a person, so I'm very … Continue reading STEEL VICTORY featured on Heidi Ruby Miller’s blog