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November Roundup

The businessman in a difficult and long journey in life. Backlit by a yellow glow

Time for another roundup. Here you’ll find the latest in my writing and reading world. If you want a short essay (and something about my chickens), discounts on books, and maybe a music rec, then you’ll just have to subscribe to my newsletter. Quick reminder that Not Done Yet: Sci-fi Stories of Wisdom and Fury … Read more

Not Done Yet – Preorder

Not Done Yet: Sci-fi Stories of Wisdom and Fury officially releases to all booksellers on November 14th, but you can grab it direct from me today. This is my first short story collection, and the result of me saying, “Hey, I have a lot of stories with older protagonists, I should bundle those together.” I’ve … Read more

October Roundup

photo of clouds during dawn

The Writing Corner and Reading Corner have been, in some form, part of my newsletter for ages, but I’d like to bring them to a wider audience. I mean, why hide the books and writing news that I want to share?

Gen Con 2023

One week from today I’ll be driving the long drive to Indianapolis for Gen Con. “Drive?” you say? Why yes, I’m from the midwest. A nine hour drive is nothing to my people. And once I’m there, I’ll be taking part in the Gen Con Writers’ Symposium, and I’m excited to be on a number … Read more

The Oak Leaf Bookshop

man in brown crew neck t shirt and blue denim jeans holding black and white book

I sold a book this week. Actually, I sold several, but one in particular was my favorite. I sold it right here in the Oak Leaf Bookshop. I received the entire price of the book, minus a tiny Paypal fee. One copy of Grandfather Anonymous was delivered immediately via email (using BookFunnel) and presumably the reader put it on whatever device or devices they wanted and read it without any trouble.

And I was THRILLED.

Nebula Conference 2023 Wrapup

A lady with, like, a star thing or something. It says Nebula Converence 2023

I’m sitting here four hours into my eight hour layover on my way home from the 2023 Nebula Conference, and I couldn’t think of anything better to do than write down some of the thoughts bouncing around my head.