Doing the Cover Shuffle

Author-published books live in a world without filters. Flaming trash heaps get lumped next to spun gold, next to racist atrocities, next to, um, books. These are dangerous waters in which to wade. Readers who dare enter, I believe, tend to fall into two categories:

Finding Inspiration: A Beginning Writer’s Guide to Data Mining the Universe

From now until Peace in an Age of Metal and Men comes out on June 7, I am writing a series of posts on writing, science fiction, and the creative process. Inspiration. Sometimes great heaps of it pile up everywhere. It floats in the air and bombards from every angle. When that …

But They Want to Live: A Begining Writer’s Guide to Killing Characters

From now until Peace in an Age of Metal and Men comes out on June 7, I am writing a series of posts on writing, science fiction, and the creative process.  Killing Characters Writing is the act of breathing life into characters on a page and letting them thrive. Making them thrive. …

Preorders Open: Peace in an Age of Metal and Men

Peace in an Age of Metal and Men is up for preorder! June 7th you can get your hands on the ebook just as soon as its available. Order now! What’s that you say? How are ebooks made? Well, kids, sit right down and take a gander. *plunges hand into the …

Cover Reveal: Peace in an Age of Metal and Men

*emerges from underground writing bunker* Oh, hey, everyone. It’s been a while. I’ve been down there working the Novel Forge all winter. Haven’t really been paying attention to what’s happening topside. I trust you all have been taking good care of everything? *reads news* *slinks back into bunker*

The Edge of Nowhere by C.H. Armstrong

Congrats to C.H. Armstrong for today’s news. She’s a local author and I feel confident posting this book release announcement for her because she’s super cool and actually quite talented. Yeah, The Edge of Nowhere is outside of my usual SFF reading preferences, but it’s important to me that I sometimes …

Writing a Short Story and/or Brewing Beer:

Writing and brewing beer are two of my favorite activities. I’d like to share these with you, but I simply do now have time to write two whole how-to guides. Therefore, I’ve decided to condense them into one simple list. Take some time to gather the various components. If you …