Hurricane Harvey has come, stayed and stayed and stayed and finally moved on.  Personally, we made it through without any real problems. Our street got pretty high on Saturday when we received 14in of rain in a three-hour time span. …

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A few weeks ago I was browsing Reddit and came across a discussion about old Star Trek micro machine toys. I don’t really remember what the topic was about but I did make a comment about how I had bought …

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This post marks the last thing I will write on my old Toshiba laptop. Purchased in 2010 when I decided to trying this writing thing out full time it’s seen a lot of words. I’ve written four complete novels, three …

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How do you decide if you like something? Do you just roll with whatever subjective feeling you have at the time (ie first impression) or do you think about your experience later and analyze why you should or should not …

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Bridging to the Sequel

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Over the years I’ve tried a few different writing styles. I’ve done seat of my pants adlib writing with no outline. I’ve done very detailed outlines and indepth character backgrounds. But what I’ve found that has worked best, for myself …

 

Welcome to 2017

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So it’s a new year. Yay? Many people have decried 2016 as the worst year ever. For some, the seeming abundance of celebrity deaths set the tone for the year. For others, politics overshadowed everything. And of course, personal experiences …

 

Worst Ending Ever

Today I decided to take my the “Worst. Book. Ever.” down. It will no longer be for sale on Amazon. What prompted this? Lack of sales that I think are at least partially related to the title and art work. …

 

Flight of Comicpalooza

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Greetings everyone! Comicpalooza is now upon us. Lot’s of great fun to be had and you’ll be able to find me on a Star Trek panel 11:30 on Friday and “Is Hard Sci-fi Dead?” at noon on Sunday. I look …

 

Memorial Comicpalooza

Normally about this time of year I’d be gearing up for Comicpalooza. I’ve attended to sell books and be on writing panels for the past several years. But for some reason instead of Comicpalooza running over or near Memorial Day …

 

The Four Americas

Today is Super Tuesday here in the good ‘ole US of A. That means a good number of states vote in primaries to pick a person to run for president in November. I’ve been following presidential politics since 2000 and …