So Libertycon 27 came to a close and all in all, it went tremendously well. I met new people, made new friends, ran into old friends, made a fool of myself (this is typical) and am now dealing with a very screwed up sleep schedule. So I rolled into Libertycon about three in the afternoon... Continue Reading →
A brief update, since I need to finish Kaiju Apocalypse III by tonight (yeah, this has been one tough little but to crack). Murder World: Kaiju Dawn is doing well but could use more reviews. I likened it today to "Ishiro Honda and Joss Whedon teamed up for a project". Ishiro Honda, for those who don't know, directed the very... Continue Reading →
My brain couldn't get into the mood for writing Kaiju Apocalypse III today, since this flu thingy has been kicking my butt this week. Instead of calling it a lost day, though, I decided to work on this fantasy idea my Muse has been beating me over the head with the past two weeks. I mean, I'd... Continue Reading →
And, at long last, I can show off the cover for Hero's Best Friend, which contains my story Hill 142, the untold (and completely alternate) version of the Battle of Belleau Wood during World War One. Edit: Oh, I probably should mention that this is coming out in the next few weeks from Seventh Star Press. Here's... Continue Reading →
...and after seeing the new cover for Sha'Daa: Tales of the Apocalypse last night, I received an email this morning from another publisher about the cover for Hero's Best Friend, where my story Hill 142 resides and is awaiting print. The cover is in, and I must say that it looks gorgeous. There's going to be a... Continue Reading →
So an interesting development... As you may already know, I had a story titled Crouching Seal, Sleeping Dragon published in a shared-world type of anthology called Sha'Daa: Pawns in 2012. It was pretty well-received all in all, and I created one my favorite characters to date. Fast forward to this evening. The editor/creator of the series, Michael H. Hanson,... Continue Reading →
I sent off Homeworld: Rockfall to my coauthor Eric Brown yesterday afternoon. The first draft is done (yeah, I was slacking) and though it "only" took about 5 weeks to write, that was a rough five weeks. While the book itself isn't the longest thing I've ever written (I'm looking at you, Corruptor) it is, by far,... Continue Reading →
Hill 142 has been picked up for the Hero's Best Friend anthology from Seventh Star Press. This is thrilling news, since I really stretched on the alt-history/fantasy angle of the story and was worried that it might not be well received by the editor. There was a huge element of risk involved that I wasn't used to dealing with.... Continue Reading →
Part of the writing process often involves sitting back, looking over what you've done, feeling pleased and accomplished with yourself, and then ruthlessly cutting most of it during the edits. My writer--brain screams in pain every time I do this. My editor--brain chuckles evilly. One of the things I've seen over the years is that... Continue Reading →
I made a huge mistake today. I got sucked back into Wikipedia. There's just something amazingly addictive about updating wiki pages while adding information, updating, and even deleting irrelevant material. It's not as though I have nothing else to do (he writes as he stares at the open word document which has been mocking him... Continue Reading →
I'm doing some random posting today, so if you don't want to read a very meandering post, kindly step away from the computer. It'll be for the best. I'm stuck. I'm really effing stuck. Not a writer's block, no. It's more of a "this character did this and now she's got me stuck" kind of... Continue Reading →
This is the absolutely gorgeous cover for the latest anthology I'm in, coming out at the end of this month. Dreamers in Hell contains my short Ponce de Leon story, In the Shadow of Paradise. It should be on sale at Libertycon, where many of the authors (16? 17?) featured in the book will be on hand to sign copies.
Hey, look at that, a 0600 post. Strange, no? Well, you can think of this little scheduling thingy they have for future posts, or believe that I really am awake early in the morning typing this, sans Starbucks. Your call. I just finished the David Tennant seasons of Doctor Who and am now on to the Matt... Continue Reading →
I didn't meet my writing goal the other day, so I didn't get to paint. Came close, though. But close doesn't cut it when you have deadlines. Trust me. Editors hate when you start an email off with "So I was trying to work out some of the plot details and...". You may as well be admitting... Continue Reading →
One of the nice things about Perseid Publishing (one of my publishers) is that they love gorgeous covers. Behold, the cover of the Fantom Enterprises/Perseid Publishing joint venture for What Scares the Boogeyman? featuring my short story, "The Cold".