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Latest Posts

Last Chance for Pets in Space 6

Last Chance for Pets in Space 6 You may recall that I’m both an author in and the editor of Pets in Space 6. Therefore, I’m doubly-motivated to remind you that this fantastic (if I do say so myself) anthology is a limited edition. What does that mean? Well, several things, but to readers, it […]

Plans for 2022

Plans for 2022 This is my annual post about futuristic thinking. That’s the fun way of saying “my plans for 2022.”  Do I actually follow these plans? Yes… ish. They’re high-level enough to allow wiggle room. More importantly, they’re not etched on titanium. I can adjust them based on unexpected detours and opportunities. Not to […]

which audiobooks in 2022, with a picture of headphones

Which Audiobooks in 2022? My space opera series, the Central Galactic Concordance, has 4 novels that are also available in audiobook format. These are published by Tantor Media, and available at most major audiobook retailers. Since more and more people are listening to audiobooks these days, I thought I’d start on producing more of them […]

Photo of a dog wearing a bandana with a U.S. flag design, for Hero Dogs and Pets in Space

Hero Dogs and Pets in Space  Today in the U.S. is Veteran’s Day. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Well, actually, it was last week. A website glitch prevented this from posting until I noticed it today.] I love Hero Dogs (don’t tell my cats). I also love Pets in Space®. Here’s why Hero Dogs and Pets in Space […]

Illustration of a cat in a space helmet for Pets in Space 6

SF Pets, Podcast, and More Occasionally I escape from the writing cave, or as I think of it, my own little pocket universe, and visit the world at large. Recently, I wrote a guest post on SF pets, appeared on a podcast, and more. Pets in Science Fiction The folks over at Shepherd were kind […]

Cover of Pets in Space 6 with animated stars and afterburner

PETS IN SPACE 6 Is Here! It’s launch day for Pets in Space 6! 🚀 💖 Let top science fiction romance authors take you on fantastic journeys in 11 great stories with science fiction romance, adventure, and pets! And this year, I’m the editor, so I’m especially proud of this anthology — I want things […]