Ravages of Honor is “…THAT book, the one that we’re driven to write because it’s the story we wanted to read and no one was writing it so we have to write it ourselves.”
Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation out now. A great collection of stories set in Tom Kratman’s Carrera series. @BaenBooks
Now available as a DRM-free, stand-alone story on Amazon as well as in print (regular and large). *Originally appeared in To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity
Baen books released the eARC* (electronic advance reader copy) for Tom Kratman’s Carreraverse anthology, Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation, yesterday.
This anthology includes stories by Kacey Ezell, Mike Massa, Rob Hampson. Chris Smith (Christopher L. Smith), Peter Grant, Chris Nutall, Justin Watson
Monalisa Foster, Alex Macris, Lawrence Railey, and Tom Kratman.
Earlier this month I was introduced to the most successful German-language musical of all time, Elisabeth das Musical. This fictionalized account of the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria has been translated into seven languages and seen by over ten million, although apparently never in the United States. It made me wonder why, since itContinue reading “Story and Characters: Love-hate affairs across cultures”
A lot of writers take pride in pushing the boundaries of genre, refusing to be constrained by it. Indie publishing has turned genre mixing into some sort of bloodsport though, where anything goes, which is fine to an extent.
One of the gripes I hear most from writers is about the challenge of making characters sound different, i.e. giving them each an individual voice. Let’s explore the subject, shall we? One way of making your characters sound different is to give them an accent. And this can certainly work, as long as you useContinue reading “Characterization and Word Choice”
A Perfect Getaway is a 2009 movie starring Milla Jovovich, Chris Hemsworth, and Timothy Olyphant. I was also promised Gerard Butler. The storyline reads: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and NickContinue reading “Movie Cheats: A Perfect Getaway (Spoilers Included)”
Libby lives in a peace enclave for a reason. Here, her beliefs live and breathe, forming a cocoon. They embrace her like a mother’s loving arms. Peace. Security. Social consciousness. All in one place. Twenty-four-seven.
Coming home late one night, she walks through the park, happy and secure.
Until a man with a mask and a knife jumps in her path.
Will Libby survive the aftermath, the shattering of her beliefs?
Want to know what makes me tick? Why I write? Smashwords asks thirteen questions about me and my writing. Do you remember the first story you ever wrote? What is your writing process? Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you? How do you approach cover design?Continue reading “Smashwords Interview”