Writing

Telling Time in the Future

Telling Time in the Future We’ll need a system for telling time in the future that works on more than just one planet, or we’ll always be late for our birthday own parties. Our most accurate timekeeping system today is based on frequency of electrons in certain atoms (e.g., cesium) to behave with extreme predictability […]

The Year of Having a Plan

The Year of Having a Plan This will be my year of having a plan. I’m more of a look-forward kind of person, so I’ll recap 2017 briefly and tell you about my author-related plans for 2018. I’m a look-forward kind of person. (Good thing I write science fiction, eh?) I’m lamentably bad about remembering […]

Reading Recommendations for the Holidays 2017

Reading Recommendations for the Holidays (2017) — Books I Love, and Hope You Will, Too I love to read. Books are my boon companions and the chance to visit worlds that aren’t my own. However, I tank at writing reviews, because I know exactly how much work goes into writing a book, so I can’t […]

Cosplay for My Cat

Cosplay for My Cat, or, Authors Are Daft To promote Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, I decided to come up with a cosplay for my cat. This is a cautionary tale for those of you planning similar endeavors. In my novella, “Pet Trade,” one of the twelve stories in the Pets in Space […]

A Dire Wolf at the Door

A Dire Wolf at the Door in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Cross-posted at author Cara Bristol’s blog on 18 October 2017 I’ve always been fascinated by paleontology, and love seeing artist’s depictions of what long-extinct creatures might have looked like based on the sometimes sparse fossil record we’ve discovered. We know some […]

Lions, Tigers, and Cybernetic Snow Leopards

Lions, Tigers, and Cybernetic Snow Leopards in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 I have cats. More accurately, I’m owned by cats who find me useful because I have opposable thumbs and know how to open doors and work the can opener. I’ve always thought it would be fabulous to legitimately have one of […]

A Cat Named Ash - Guest Post by M.K. Eidem

A Cat Named Ash M.K. Eidem is the author of “A Grim Pet,” one of the 12 science fiction romances in the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology. Ash is a three-year-old Pixie Bob, which is a bobcat hybrid, and totally gorgeous. She has bobcat ears and six toes on all her paws. […]

Maintenance Matters - Guest Post by Alexis Glynn Latner

Maintenance Matters Alexis Glynn Latner is the author of “Mascot,” one of the 12 science fiction romances in the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology. A lot of writers have had odd jobs which enriched our understanding of the world and supplied us with plot devices. I’m no exception. My checkered career includes […]

The Deadly Tibbar - Guest Post by Jessica E. Subject

The Deadly Tibbar Jessica E. Subject is the author of “Gib and the Tibbar,” one of the 12 science fiction romances in the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology. While authors write many scenes in many books, there are some scenes and even some stories that stick with us more than others. In […]

It’s Here! Pets in Spa-a-a-a-a-ce! <Cue intergalactic fanfare> <Cue starship flyover> <Cue planetary cheers> Embrace the Romance: Pets In Space 2 is here! The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in […]

Help Us Help Vets, One Dog at a Time

Buy Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 and Help Us Help Vets, One Dog at a Time Help us help vets! For the price of a cup of coffee, you get twelve great science fiction romance stories, and the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting U.S. veterans. 10% of all preorders and the first month’s […]

Romance Is the Hope of Life

Romance is the Hope of Life If you read (or write) romance, chances are, you’ve received subtle or overt negative commentary on your choice of genre. You’ve probably hidden the cover, or felt embarrassed, or made excuses, just to keep the peace. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. The reasons for discounting, sneering at, […]

Excerpt from Last Ship Off Polaris-G (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) A bureaucrat and an interstellar trader must overcome treachery and their broken past to save the last inhabitants of a dying planet. Note: This snippet starts the first chapter of Last Ship Off Polaris-G. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ SUPPLY DEPOT MANAGER Anitra Helden […]

Excerpt from Jumper’s Hope (Central Galactic Concordance Book 4) Today I’m sharing a free excerpt from Jumper’s Hope, the fourth book in my space opera-adventure-romance series. Reunited lovers must outwit a ruthless government agent, or their rumored deaths will be real this time. * GDAT 3242.002 * Planet: Branimir * It took Jess Orowitz a […]

Jumper's Hope Nominated for RONE Award

Jumper’s Hope Nominated for a RONE Award InD’Tale Magazine reviewed Jumper’s Hope (Central Galactic Concordance Book 4) in the April edition and gave it a four stars. More recently, Jumper’s Hope was nominated for a RONE Award in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category. If you’re so inclined, I’d appreciate your vote for my book. Register for […]