Category Archives: Thoughts about Writing

The Launch Party, Thoughts and Photos

I am overcome with appreciation and gratitude for the number of people who turned out for the launch party on Sunday, August 11. It was literally standing room only! While I knew nearly everybody there, three young Coast Guard members, … Continue reading

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The Launch Party is Today

I’ll just leave this here. Anything I wrote now would be the two-dimensional version of me screaming, “EEEEEEEEEE!” so maybe I’ll write more about it on the other side. Oh, there was a five-star review on Amazon, though.

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Cover Reveal: Aluminum Leaves

And here it is. Since the title is “Aluminum Leaves,” I really like the color of the font, and the font itself. It’s got a nice weathered-industrial look to it which does fit the story. And I love that book! … Continue reading

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Aluminum Leaves: Where You Can Get It

Here are The Deets, or at least the ones I have: Aluminum Leaves, a Broken Cities Novella, will be available from Falstaff Books on August 1, 2019. It will be for sale on Amazon, both hard-copy and electronic. Since it … Continue reading

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Aluminum Leaves has a Release Date!

Falstaff Books will release Aluminum Leaves on August 1, 2019! Before then, I will get page-proofs. This will the closest to what the book will really look like when it comes into the world! (I made that sound like an … Continue reading

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Cover Artist Chosen

The publisher of the fantasy anthology The Wand That Rocks the Cradle has chosen a cover artist. Her name is Melody Knighton. I confused myself. When I did a search, I found another Knighton, Monica Knighton, who is also an … Continue reading

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Writing Update

A few small things. I finished the less-than-rough draft of Knight of Cups. Is it a zero draft? A first draft? Not quite? Maybe it’s a zero-point-five draft. I’d throw confetti if I had some. Good news and bad news … Continue reading

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The Copy-editing Experience

I’ve always had copy-edits from editors who had published my stories. Usually they were small (these were short pieces). No matter how carefully I think I’ve reviewed a manuscript, or how many times, I can never get beyond ten pages … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Update

On Monday, May 6, my interview appeared on the crowdfunding site for The Wand That Rocks the Cradle, and on Tuesday the site shared an excerpt from one of the stories scheduled for the book. Check it all out here!

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A Positive Review

Chris Fried reviewed Beyond the Stars; Unimagined Realms. He gave the entire anthology five out of five stars, but then he singled out three stories he liked a lot, and mine, “Adagio for Tiamat Station” was one of those three. … Continue reading

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