Don’t Mess With An Author’s Source of Income

It will never cease to amaze me how individuals will attack someone all in the name of getting noticed and applauded equality. It's award season and as usual, someone had dragged up the Sad Puppies thing once more and tried to use it to make themselves relevant. I normally ignore this sort of stuff because... Continue Reading →

The Object of Representation

Two posts in one day? Oh, you know I'm mad when that happens. The more I look into the ditching of Gina Carano by her talent agency, UTA (henceforth to be called UTI because it's about as useful as one, apparently), the angrier I become. Jeebus. At this rate I'm going to be Bruce Banner... Continue Reading →


I don't get mad easily. I might get irritated, frustrated, and even exasperated, but actual mad? I have a very long, slow fuse and because of this, I don't tend to get mad very often. I tend to get over things pretty easily (mostly -- I have been known to harbor a grudge or two)... Continue Reading →

Toni Weisskopf Interview

Toni Weisskopf (Head Honcho at Baen Books) did a really interesting livestream today at Live From The Bunker podcast. Here's the YouTube link. Good advice about publishing in this interview. Check it out.

Don’t Nominate Me

This is just the annual "Don't Nominate Jason For A Hugo Award" reminder. I can already hear some jackhole in the back cackling "Never intended to, you loser" to which I reply "Thank you." Vote with your wallets and buy more copies of my books. Buy them for your neighbors. Buy them for your cats... Continue Reading →

Layers In A Novel

This whole "staying off social media" thing is working out pretty nicely, for the most part. My productivity has skyrocketed over the past month, with January coming in at a cool 63,000 words written for the month alone. February is already on pace to surpass that mark, even with three fewer days. Granted, I'm not... Continue Reading →

Drifting and Compatibility

The fantasy world is much more preferable, as an author, than the real one. Progress is moving smoothly along for Book 2 of A Cycle of Shadow and Light. An early problem with some timing was easily rectified after Gary and I decided to tackle the issue from a different angle. With that plan in... Continue Reading →

Fantasy Shenanigans

January is shaping up to be quite the month. My first ever fantasy series, A Cycle of Shadow and Light, can finally be talked about a little bit. Still can't tell everything about it, but I can say my co-author and I see this as (at least) a six book series. Considering my productivity levels,... Continue Reading →

Social Media Separation

I've been on hiatus from social media in 2021 so far and I have to tell you, my stress levels have reduced drastically because of it. I don't know what it is about social media which drives people to dwell in a dark cavern of fear and spout nonsense in their echo chambers, but I... Continue Reading →

2020 In the Rear View Mirror

Happy New Year! I waited until today to write this up because I didn't want to jinx it. Physically, 2020 sucked for me. Professionally, it was one of my best years to date. So... let's call it a draw, 2020, shall we? AND NEVER SPEAK OF IT AGAIN! On the physical front, 2020 was painful... Continue Reading →

Exciting News

I'm an Esther Friesner fan. Always have been since I first stumbled upon her work years ago. She'd edited and created some of the more dark and humorous anthologies over the years at Baen Books, all of them with a play on words to mess with those who oftentimes take themselves a little too seriously.... Continue Reading →

The Christmas Update

I had a friend reach out to me this evening and it reminded me that I haven't updated the website in almost two months. Oops. So what's new, you ask? Well, I turned in the epic fantasy novel on October 30 and now am waiting to hear back on that from the editor. While that... Continue Reading →

Cover Reveal and Quick Update

Crossed 120,000 words in the epic fantasy novel today. I'm hoping to wrap it up by next weekend while keeping it under 140,000 words, but I'm not getting my hopes up (about the completion date, not the word count). In the meantime, I have another cover reveal. About a year and a half ago I... Continue Reading →

We Shall Rise Anthology

I'm alive, I swear. I'm nearing the end of the epic fantasy novel and I keep forgetting to update here. Kurt Miller, the cover artist of multiple New York Times bestsellers, was tasked with doing the artwork for the next Black Tide Rising anthology, WE SHALL RISE. My short story, Appalachia Rex, was chosen to... Continue Reading →

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