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It's your last chance to get Pets in Space 7 science fiction romance anthology before it leaves the galaxy forever.

Farewell to Pets in Space 7 Just a quick reminder that Pets in Space 7 is a limited-edition anthology. They’re only on the planet for a short visit. If you don’t already have your copy, this is your last chance. Otherwise, it’s farewell to Pets in Space 7 forever. Don’t miss out — get Pets […]

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Playlist for Shifter Mate Magic I’m thrilled to be able to release the audiobook version of Shifter Mate Magic, the first story in my Ice Age Shifters series. And by the way, you can get it on Spotify, too. That’s where I also listen to podcasts and music. I especially love music, both for listening […]

illustration of a diecut sticker with a rocketship and stars, generated by MidJourney

A.I. Art for January 2023 I’ve been spending more of my time at MidJourney, and less at the other services. I just don’t seem to be able to produce images that please me at NightCafe or DALL-E. Here are images created by A.I. art for January 2023, including prompts and commentary. To keep myself from […]

Illustration of a futuristic car and building emblazoned with "2 0 2 3"

Onward In 2023 After one hell of a year full of changes in 2021, this last year was comparatively stable (lingering pandemic notwithstanding). However, I’ve come to realize that stability and harmony aren’t necessarily the same thing. Last year, I made a giant-sized whiteboard list, and even did some of it. This coming year, I’d […]

Photo of a cozy holiday scene at home, generated by MidJourney

A.I. Art for December I’m still having too much fun with A.I. art, so I’m sharing more of my adventures with you. (See previous posts here and here.) This is my A.I. art for December.  NOTE: I used MidJourney (MJ), DALL-E (D-E), and NightCafé (NC) for the images. “Prompts” are the description you input into […]

Cover design for the audiobook for Shifter Mate Magic

Ice Age Shifters Audiobooks  I’ve been wanting audiobook versions of my Ice Age Shifters series, and now they’re finally here. Shifter Mate Magic and Shift of Destiny started showing up at the audiobook sellers this week. The whole series is being professionally narrated by David Brenin, who has produced more than 300 audiobooks and does […]