Helen Goes Hunting – Prequel for “Cretaceous Crater” Part 1

Long time no see, everyone! I’m bringing this blog back to life and getting ready to begin a new Kindle serial, while also putting out more episodes of Arrivers. After pondering the title of this new serial and finding it a little vague, I decided to change it from Queensland Crater to a friend’s suggestionContinue reading “Helen Goes Hunting – Prequel for “Cretaceous Crater” Part 1″

More Fiction! “Arrivers” and “Queensland Crater”

Long time no see, everyone! Hope you’re all having a blessed day. I have been spending much time toiling away on new fiction projects. I’m currently waiting to hear back on a couple of stories, and am finishing a few others to go direct to Kindle. In addition to “Descent,” the long-awaited fifth installment of the ArriversContinue reading “More Fiction! “Arrivers” and “Queensland Crater””

Kicking the Hornet’s Nest and Standing Up for Myself: PC and Worthwhile Stories

[This post has been saved for a while. For a “rainy day,” you might say. I didn’t exactly expect this topic to come back around again. I would rather keep my head down. I don’t want to pick a fight. But after Damien Walter falsely accused me of some vile things at the end of thisContinue reading “Kicking the Hornet’s Nest and Standing Up for Myself: PC and Worthwhile Stories”

More Art, Plans for the Blog, Cameroon Voyage

I’ve been painting a good deal more than I have been writing, to my regret. But the writing is coming back to me, thanks to some writers groups I have been a part of or leading for years. The blog is going to have more musings, sharings, rants, and oddjob add-ons in general. A littleContinue reading “More Art, Plans for the Blog, Cameroon Voyage”

A Plea for Reason in Sci-Fi/Fantasy “Discrimination”

Edit: November 2, 2013: Don’t like what’s said on this post? Fine by me. But if you choose to mistake maturity for being “oblivious,” then there’s not much I can do to help you. I could go off on another rant, but I’ll defer to Brad Stine on this one. —————————————- Lately I’ve been seeingContinue reading “A Plea for Reason in Sci-Fi/Fantasy “Discrimination””

Playing to Your Strengths: On Bigotry and Storytelling

A lot of authors have been taking a stance against bigotry among authors, especially against misogyny. Chuck Wendig is the only one I can think of right now, but I’m sure there are others. More power to them! And yet, I have to wonder, out of honest curiosity (here I’m responding to item 19 in Wendig’sContinue reading “Playing to Your Strengths: On Bigotry and Storytelling”

I Have Another Story Out!

“Refugee,” the sequel to my sci-fi story “Escaping,” is officially out! 🙂 Hope you enjoy it! It’s 99 cents now, and much longer than the first entry. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D49LERC Tobias Carter and Reverend Rousseau find a woman stealing medical supplies from their doomed warship. Should they trust her claim that she’s trying to help them, or isContinue reading “I Have Another Story Out!”

My First Kindle Story!

Well, it’s finally happened. I got a short story published on Kindle! Boo-yah! “Escaping” — Science Fiction Fleeing invasion on a damaged warship, a soldier and a reverend face the question of whether someone is watching out for them. For a measly $0.99, it can be yours! Click the picture to take a look. (AndContinue reading “My First Kindle Story!”

Vipers in the Frost (fiction)

Another quick bit of fiction. I do hope you like it! Now I have to finally go back to polishing the novel. Catch you later! —————————————————————————– With a quaking hand he held out the flintlock, knowing it was his one chance for revenge. Bellem’s boots crunched snow as he stepped inside the abandoned estate, eachContinue reading “Vipers in the Frost (fiction)”

Apocalypse Springs: A Zombie Novel With A Twist

Lots of writers and artists like using Kickstarter as a platform to get people excited and spread the word about their project, and to fund it financially. And now my longtime friend and fellow writer Rob Killam has begun a new Kickstarter project, a zombie novel unlike any I’ve ever heard of. The title: Apocalypse Springs:Continue reading “Apocalypse Springs: A Zombie Novel With A Twist”