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".
Two of my major goals are to get Wraithkin and Wraithguard out. Not published, but merely out of my hands and into the hands of the Alpha Reader Squad. In order to accomplish this, I forced myself the other day to create a massive spreadsheet for word count. I think my word count goal (not including the blog or … Continue reading To Start Off With A Bang
...and across the land did the faithful lament. I am, of course, talking about the city of Lexington's attitude about losing to Louisville in basketball. They lose to them all the time in football (it's a Kentucky thing, belonging in the SEC and not giving a rat's ass about football), which is no big deal. … Continue reading Woe Betide
The Preditors & Editors voting poll has opened and, as usual, people are having a hard time getting the pages to open. It's almost like an 8th grade test website built in the 90's. For someone who claims to have been involved with the first internet service provider, his internet providing seems to, well, suck. I … Continue reading Lookout 2013!
I want to buy a house. Wait, hear me out. I have sound reasoning for this desire. I've been surfing around the web researching a story and came across an unfinished basement and the pictures that the guy took. He then showed the step-by-step process of turning his unfinished basement into the ultimate nerd man … Continue reading Nerd King
The countdown for Sha'Daa: Pawns is now on. T-minus three days until the release. If you're wondering why I'm so excited, it's because my story Crouching Seal, Sleeping Dragon is featured in this little anthology. Be prepared to buy it. Why? Why not? Spread the word. Sha'Daa is coming!
Nightwalker is going to crack 10,000 words. The Editor... will not be pleased. It won't be more than 10,500 (I hope) so here's to getting it done. Besides, aren't editors around to neuter shorten stories for authors? I'm certain it's in the contract somewhere... Delving more and more into the Plantagenet/Tudor dynastic reigns as I gear … Continue reading Sharpening Knives
Yay! My good friend Barb Caffrey has recently inked a deal with one of my publishers. Barb, as some of you know, is one of my reviewers over at Shiny Book Review. This is exciting news because she was almost convinced that she would never find a home for the novel. Now it's residing at Twilight … Continue reading Good News For A Friend
Let me tell you a story of a group of friends who went to a pretty good high school in Southern California back in the early-mid 90's. These kids (let's call them "Those Guys") were a strange bunch. Band geeks, D&D nerds, one jock (not sure how he slipped into the group), and all future … Continue reading Elitism
Finally got around to reviewing The Kingmakers. Too bad for you that it's not being posted for another two weeks. Why? Well, because the book doesn't come out until Sept 4. The first Failsafe novel (right now, tentatively titled Beneath A Banner Burned) is moving very, very nicely along. I don't know what it is about brunette air … Continue reading Whooshing
Just got word that I've been accepted (officially) into the next Dreams of Steam anthology from Kerlak. My short, "The Finder's Keeper", can be previewed here. I'll have a link and cover art as soon as I have it. Waiting on news for two more stories. Meanwhile, am working nonstop and am in the midst of a damn-near … Continue reading Another Story
Hey, someone felt sorry for me and went ahead and let my muse speak. Scary, right? Well, here's the link. Also, writing. I'll be around for a real update soon.
I literally had to stop writing a few minutes ago. I started having horrible flashbacks and -- I think -- a panic attack. That was odd. I've never had one before. Recap: 11 years ago my older brother Shawn committed suicide. I was 23 at the time and he was pretty much the only sibling … Continue reading Panic Attack Moment
Will another one bite the dust?. Amanda Green pretty much explains it all. You might want to listen to her.
I was coming up with a blog for today about agents in the field when someone popped a comment into a post I wrote a year and a half ago (you know, like, back in the neolithic era?). It gave me a good excuse to revisit something I mentioned over at Sarah Hoyt's blog last … Continue reading Is the Agent Correct?