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””

New Paintings, and I Got Interviewed!

Good morning everyone! I have a couple of new acrylic paintings to share. Sorry I haven’t gotten much writing done, but that’s changing this afternoon, God willing. There’s stories to be finished in them there hills. In other news, I got interviewed about my artwork by the New Falcon Herald, a local newspaper. The articleContinue reading “New Paintings, and I Got Interviewed!”

“Salt Flats” is Out! (Plus In-Progress Painting)

Hey, everyone! Sorry I have been gone for a while. But I have good news. The third story in my serialized science fiction tales, “Salt Flats,” is now on Kindle! Today through Wednesday, the first two installments, “Escaping” and “Refugee,” are free, and the new one is just $0.99. It took a while to writeContinue reading ““Salt Flats” is Out! (Plus In-Progress Painting)”

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!”

I’m #1 in Kindle’s Space Marine Sci-Fi!

Wow, I have been absent for so long. So busy. But I did want to deliver some terrific news to you. My short science fiction story “Escaping” is available on Kindle, and FREE through Saturday. Yup. Free. The sequel “Refugee” will be released tomorrow, at long last. And I’ll keep publishing short stories as muchContinue reading “I’m #1 in Kindle’s Space Marine Sci-Fi!”

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!”

A Bumper Crop of Author Promotions

Putting that Kindle story on hold for a moment, to share something much more important with you, dear reader. The more I’ve gotten into the writing scene, the more amazing authors I have encountered. They are gifted with stories to stir the emotions — inspiration, humor, terror, tragedy, wonder, love, delight, and a thousand others.Continue reading “A Bumper Crop of Author Promotions”

Kindle Story: In Progress…

Semi-big announcement. I’ve come to a rather unexpected decision about my writing. I’m going to self-publish a couple of short stories on Kindle. There will be other stories I’m trying to get published traditionally, and my novels will, if possible, “go traditional” as well. But I’ll have a few sci-fi and fantasy shorts up forContinue reading “Kindle Story: In Progress…”

More Thoughts on Reader-Focused Fiction

Considering the rhetoric of self-publishers and indie publishers these days, especially in regards to traditional publishing, you’d think that authors are finally unshackled from the chains of tyrants who cruelly eviscerated work that “didn’t sell” and denied them entry into the life meant for them, the life of a Writer. Even if you’re not lookingContinue reading “More Thoughts on Reader-Focused Fiction”

Why I Picked Traditional Publishing, part II

Self-publishing is great for those who are willing to pay out of their pockets to hire editors, cover artists, print-on-demand services for anyone who orders a hard copy of the book, etc. And that is no small task. There are a lot of balls to juggle when you self-publish that take time away from actualContinue reading “Why I Picked Traditional Publishing, part II”