Free Books and Book Launch!

This week I am offering The Terminarch Plot free on Kindle in anticipation of the release of book 2 in the Five Rims Series: The Terminarch War.   In case you haven’t seen the awesome new cover, here it is: The Terminarch War will be out by Friday, but get your copy of The Terminarch Plot now whileContinue reading “Free Books and Book Launch!”

Free Book Drive: The Terminarch Plot

I’m doing one of those free book drives.  I’ve signed up on several free book blast websites, been promoting on Twitter and hopefully I’ll get my book in the hands of some more potential fans of the series. So far, the reviews are pretty good: Took me longer than I’d prefer due to NaNoWriMo butContinue reading “Free Book Drive: The Terminarch Plot”

Get “The Terminarch Plot” FREE from 3/9-3/13!

I’m doing a free promotion of my latest novel, the first in the “Five Rims” series from March 9th through March 13th.  The second book in the series “The Terminarch War” will debut in June, so this will be a great opportunity to check out this space opera about the last human in existence beforeContinue reading “Get “The Terminarch Plot” FREE from 3/9-3/13!”

Being An Indie Novelist is Tough, But Rewarding

It’s time to rant. I haven’t had serious time to work on the second book in my science-fiction series because I have been swamped with the day job, and swamped with my side jobs. I’m a high school English teacher by trade, and at the start of the year I had things under control.  However,Continue reading “Being An Indie Novelist is Tough, But Rewarding”

Why Science Fiction Matters

I’m a science fiction novelist. This means that I write novels about far out places, weird aliens, and sometimes place characters on things that hover or fly very fast.  This also means that I have a duty to humanity that is sometimes far above the sex-laden romance novel or the horror splatter-fest. Science fiction novelists,Continue reading “Why Science Fiction Matters”

The Terminarch Plot Is On Sale for .99 Cents!

Today begins the week long .99 cent promotion of “The Terminarch Plot”.  It is the first installment of “The Five Rims” series of books set hundreds of years in our future, a time when the human race has dwindled to less than 50 souls after their tyrannical empire fell at the hands of four racesContinue reading “The Terminarch Plot Is On Sale for .99 Cents!”

Cover Reveal: The Terminarch Plot

Here it is, kids.  My fourth novel.  It’s the first novel in a series I’m calling The Five Rims.  It’s listed as a science fiction adventure novel, and that it is.  It has constant action, a near-cliffhanger at the end of every chapter, intrigue, weird aliens, rich alien culture, a snarky hero who may or mayContinue reading “Cover Reveal: The Terminarch Plot”

3 Ways to Keep Your Villain from Monologuing

When my kids were little, they loved watching the Disney Pixar film The Incredibles.  During this film there is a scene where the villain, Syndrome, defeats Mr. Incredible with his terrible machine and then when he’s telling Mr. Incredible about his evil plans Incredible throws a log at him.  Syndrome dodges it, traps Mr. Incredible inContinue reading “3 Ways to Keep Your Villain from Monologuing”

Trying Out Wattpad: A Beta-Reading Experience

I have known about Wattpad.com for some time now, but have never thought about giving it a go until now.  I do have many beta-readers who will read my novels and give great commentary and criticism, but nothing beats a host of strangers reading your novel and then telling you what they think. If theyContinue reading “Trying Out Wattpad: A Beta-Reading Experience”

New Podcast Up: Hard Science and Tough Trek Talk

In this special episode our special guest is scientist Michael Dean who has been a consultant for many of my novels. The topic of this podcast is the lack of science fact in fiction and how writers sometimes fudge the science in their novels to tell a story. This is, however, sometimes necessary.  We discussContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Hard Science and Tough Trek Talk”