Liberty Island Interview

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."

Cooper: A Short Story*

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

eARC of Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation available now

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.

Characterization and Word Choice

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 use their... Continue Reading →

Movie Cheats: A Perfect Getaway (Spoilers Included)

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 Nick... Continue Reading →

Equality:A Short Story (warning: graphic content and dangerous ideas)

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?

Smashwords Interview

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 →

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