2019, A year of changes

First of all, Happy New Year, one and all. Last year saw the words “The End” go on my space opera. It came in at a respectable 150,000 words. It’s a mix of futuristic nanotech, genetic engineering, the clash of cultures, feudal politics, sexy romance, and swords. The new year is also supposed to seeContinue reading “2019, A year of changes”

Dolus Magnus: The Great Hoax re-released today

Scientists predicted catastrophe, telling us that hurricanes would become more frequent. Their allies in the media waited with baited [not a typo] breath for disaster to strike. After all, if it bleeds, it leads, and there’s nothing like a major weather event to take advantage of for more funding and for ratings. Again and againContinue reading “Dolus Magnus: The Great Hoax re-released today”

My writing life: August 2018

August turned out to be a busy month. Far busier than I had expected. On August 17th, I found out that my story for Tom Kratman‘s upcoming Carreraverse anthology (Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation) made the cover. Call me whacky, but the donkeys are my favorite. When I was researching mule trains for “Bellona’sContinue reading “My writing life: August 2018”

A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part one)

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale One-point-two million words. Two-hundred-and-seventy stories. Six editors. Why sign up to write six stories in six weeks without knowing a single thing about what you were going to be asked to write? Well,Continue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part one)”

A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part one)

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale One-point-two million words. Two-hundred-and-seventy stories. Six editors. Why sign up to write six stories in six weeks without knowing a single thing about what you were going to be asked to write? Well,Continue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part one)”

A Russian immigrant’s musings on utopia

My friend and co-author, Marina Fontaine blogs about her upcoming story, Exile in the soon to be released MAGA:2020 & Beyond. When I first heard of a pro-Trump anthology intended to show the bright side of Trump’s election, I was curious about the concept, but had no thought of contributing. For one, stories of aContinue reading “A Russian immigrant’s musings on utopia”

Coming Nov. 8, 2017…Dolus Magnus: The Great Hoax

The first time I heard the term, GIGO, was in my machine language class—no, we weren’t using abaci or slide rules (we’d given those up the year before). It’s an acronym that stands for “garbage in, garbage out” and it’s meant to convey the simple idea, that no matter how good your algorithm, if theContinue reading “Coming Nov. 8, 2017…Dolus Magnus: The Great Hoax”