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”

“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)”

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””

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”

Fiction: Allosaurus Attack

Another brief fiction exercise. Forgive me for not posting for a while. This has been a very fast week. I hope you enjoy this, one of the writing prompts I did at a workshop last week. ————————————————— The man didn’t make a sound except for his annoyed grunt. He willed shivers away, despite the freezingContinue reading “Fiction: Allosaurus Attack”

The Reason I Love Speculative Fiction

I do not mean to say other genres suck or are inferior. I mean only to celebrate what I love in my own field, shameless optimist that I am. Science Fiction. Fantasy. Alternate History. Together, these genres form the pillars of what is called speculative fiction. There can be lots of blending and subgenres thatContinue reading “The Reason I Love Speculative Fiction”