Free book, and an educational article on design. I’m up at Mad Genius Club today with an article on facets of design that can be useful to those who are creating or purchasing book covers, ads, and promotional materials, among other uses. Understanding design can be helpful for many applications, I’ve just picked some highlights… Read More Design and a Promo
A bunch of Indie Author friends decided the Labor Day Sale was so much fun, we should do it more often. So, Oh Best Beloved Readers, here are a bagful of treats for you… Books on sale, even some for free! Check the sale prices, they will be changing through the weekend. Herding authors is… Read More Halloween Sale!
Over at the Mad Genius Club I talk about what Science Fantasy is, as a subgenre of science fiction. Where science and magic exist on the same plane, stories that stretch the imagination are born. If you haven’t read any, this is a good place to start. If you love the genre already, then perhaps… Read More The Starter List of Science Fantasy
So most of my US readers are wondering what a Boxing Day is, and if it has anything to do with Muhammed Ali. Boxing Day is the day after Christmas (today!) and traditionally it is when British employers gave their employees gifts. Here in the US we tend to celebrate it nameless, by going out… Read More Boxing Day Sale
Today I was working on setting up blog posts for this blog, and others I guest at. As I will be doing a cover tutorial tomorrow for Mad Genius Club, I worked on cover art for two stories I wanted to use as demos of before and after. Both are manipulated photographs.
You can find snippet one here, and snippet two here, and I really need to make a sticky post for these, hadn’t I? As always, this is a work in progress. Let me know what you think! Oh, and this is a long snippet today, almost 2000 words, but I think you will be familiar… Read More The God’s Wolfling: Snippet 3
This is the official start of the snippeting, counting down to the release date for The God’s Wolfling. The first snippet is here. This is the second snippet, the first part of Chapter 2. The God’s Wolfling is the final book of the duology begun with Vulcan’s Kittens. It is the story of a young… Read More The God’s Wolfling: Snippet 2
I’ve been making good progress with the book this week, enough that I may begin to snippet as early as next week. Or I might stick a bit onto the end of this post. I can’t recall if I have done an early snip of this book, or not. I’d postponed writing it once before,… Read More Writing and Plotting
I’ve had people comment many times on the way I blend different mythos into a unified whole, and I thought I’d ramble on about how and why I do that. First of all, let me say that I am in no way a scholar of myth. I have read a lot, and continue to do… Read More Mingling Mythology
I have been allowed to muse at length on scat, parasites, and how they create a fine metaphor not only for the Hugo tempest in a teacup, but also life in general, over at According to Hoyt. I’m putting this here to hopefully remember and explore when I have more time… it has literally been… Read More Monday Morning Musings
And not one I wrote, but rather written on Vulcan’s Kittens by Margot St. Aubin, who gave a fascinating perspective to my work that I hadn’t even fully acknowledged while writing it. I’m not Catholic, but my background is deeply religious, and I’m certain that C.S. Lewis’s Narnia lent a lot to my writing, especially… Read More A Lovely Review
I’m working on a short story today, about a boy and his dog… and the boy’s spaceship. Then Dave Freer posted this: Zamzummims, where he laments the loss of Science Fiction Giants in the world of the young. We need writers who can give our children wonder, adventure, and a solid science in their fiction.… Read More Young Science Fiction