FenCon XV

Well, it’s official. I’m very excited to announce that I will be attending FenCon XV. Schedule forthcoming, and many thanks to William Ledbetter, the science track director, for the invitation. I’m also working on getting a new publication out in early September just in time for this event. What is FenCon? Who’ll be there? WhyContinue reading “FenCon XV”

Happy Father’s Day!

As promised, in honor of Father’s Day, To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity is live. If you pre-ordered, your eBook is available for download now. Whether you like science fiction, fantasy, military sci-fi, historical, or contemporary, adventure, humor, interesting characters, or even thought pieces, this anthology has a story for you. My story, “Cooper” is a tributeContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day!”

Father’s Day — It’s almost here. To Be Men print version is live and ready

I’m thrilled to announce that the print version of To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity is ready to go, just in time for Father’s Day. This anthology features the stories of Scott Bell, J Trevor Robinson, William C. Burns, Karina L. Fabian, Michael W. Herbert, Richard Paolinelli, Ann Margaret Lewis, Brad R. Torgersen, C. J. Brightley,Continue reading “Father’s Day — It’s almost here. To Be Men print version is live and ready”

Where do you get your ideas?

I think this is one of those questions that comes up a lot in writing circles. I think a better question is “How do you come up with your characters?” When it comes down to it, stories are not so much about ideas (those are called documentaries) as they are about characters and setting (especiallyContinue reading “Where do you get your ideas?”

Blurb for “Enemy Beloved”

Illithea Dayasagar survives alone, on a distant continent. For her mission to succeed, she must remain hidden. But the fireball that splits the sky and scorches the earth does not go unnoticed. Neither does the corpse she finds instead of the meteor.  Especially once he turns out to be very much alive. And very muchContinue reading “Blurb for “Enemy Beloved””

Elements of Craft: The Syntactical Contortions of “Creative” Dialogue Tags

I would really, really, really, love it if people took to the habit of understanding the meaning of words before they used them. I know it’s a lot to ask, but bear with me anyway. You want to get creative? That’s fine. Lots of ways to do that. Dialogue tags are, however, most definitely notContinue reading “Elements of Craft: The Syntactical Contortions of “Creative” Dialogue Tags”