Ravages of Honor pronunciation guide

I’m a logophile. My Spotify playlist is made up of songs in German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Mongolian, Latin, French, and Italian. One of the reasons I love writing science fiction is that it allows me to make up words and use language in a creative way. I love making up words andContinue reading “Ravages of Honor pronunciation guide”

My favorite FenCon panel

“Researching the Science in Science Fiction” was probably my favorite panel at FenCon this year. The panel was moderated by William Ledbetter and included Science GoH Marianne Dyson, fellow authors Kristi Hudson (not pictured) and Patrice Sarath (not pictured). Photo credit: C. Stuart Hardwick. While all the panels were great, I really enjoy discussing the craft of writing.Continue reading “My favorite FenCon panel”

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!”

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”

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

Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Mar. 2nd, 2018 Are we there yet? Anyone who has spent five days in a conference room, six nights in a hotel bed, and played Russian roulette with every meal in a strange place not famous for its culinary delights (yes, I’m a foodie; sueContinue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part six)”