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Lovely Review of Overload Flux

Review of Overload Flux This is my week for nice reviews. Elizabeth Munro over at West Coast Book Reviews had lovely things to say about Overload Flux, Book 1 in my science fiction romance series. I loved the finesse with which Van Natta handles Mairwen and Luka’s individual back-stories. Their motivations and challenges are there, […]

Nice Review of Minder Rising (And Why Authors Love Reviews)

Engraved: All Things Writing, by Eleanore Trupkiewicz, has a nice review of Minder Rising, the second book in my science fiction series. Authors love reviews because it means our book was memorable enough to write about. Nice Review of Minder Rising First, here’s the link to Eleanore’s blog post:  Book Review: “Minder Rising” (Carol Van Natta) […]

Happy New Year!

Just a quick note to wish you and yours a happy new year full of good news, good luck, and good books. Oh, and flying cars would be nice, too.

Book Sale for eReaders

Books on Sale for eReaders Psssst! Yeah, you, with the shiny new e-reader or tablet that you got as a gift, or rewarded yourself with because you deserve it. Wanna do something nice for it? Add some science fiction romance books on sale to keep it company. It’s lonely when you aren’t around to pet […]

A Podcast About Self-Publishing

NCW Podcast #40 Stars Me! OK, and Others Interested in self-publishing? Tune in to the recent NCW Podcast to hear three shy (cough) and unopinionated (cough) women talk about going the self-publishing route and the choices available. Hosted by Rich Keller of Northern Colorado Writers, the podcast is available from Podomatic, and on iTunes and […]

NCW Podcast Guest Appearance

Can you really say it’s a “podcast guest appearance” even if it’s only audio? The Northern Colorado Writers group, of which I’m a member, produces a regular podcast, the NCW Podcast. Richard Keller, of Wooden Pants Publishing, is the host, and had me in recently to talk about independent publishing, science fiction romance, and my […]

Sibling of the World Award (Honorable Mention)

Author and artist Leticia Toraci nominated me to participate in the “Sibling of the World Award,” in which you answer questions posed by the previous blogger. My answers are below. I’m supposed to tag others to play, so if you’re an author (or aspiring author) reading this and are so inclined, please answer Leticia’s questions, […]

Minder Rising is a Best Seller

Minder Rising is a #1 Best Seller Thanks to all who purchased Minder Rising over the weekend, and helped it achieve the coveted #1 Best Seller tag from Amazon. It’s the little victories that are fun for an author. Sure, big victories are fun, too, but fame is fleeting, and life is short, so enjoy […]

Minder Rising is on sale

Just a brief post to let you know that Minder Rising (standalone book 2 in the CGC space opera romance series) is on sale worldwide for $0.99 through 2 November, so pick up your copy today. If you’ve already read the book, it makes a great Time Lord Day (a.k.a. end of Daylight Saving Time) […]

One Year Ago, and One Year From Now

One Year Ago One year ago, on Oct. 18, I published Overload Flux, the first book in my Central Galactic Concordance (CGC) science fiction series. It was a leap into the unknown seas of independent publishing, though plenty of others had gone before me and reported that the water was fine.  I thought the book […]

New Release: Zero Flux

New Release: Zero Flux (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) A very cold case, a secret lab, and the find of a lifetime. Which one is worth killing for?  Buy your copy of Zero Flux today and continue the adventure.    New Release: Zero Flux Luka and Mairwen (Overload Flux) take on a very cold case, […]

Flash Sale: OVERLOAD FLUX is only $0.99 this weekend only

Flash Sale: Overload Flux is $0.99 — Get your copy today NEWS: Overload Flux is on sale for only $0.99 through 21 Sept. 2015. COMING SOON: A new novella in the Central Galactic Concordance series. Zero Flux continues the adventures of Luka and Mairwen from Overload Flux. If you already have a copy of Overload Flux, […]

Pet Peeves: Dubious Consent in Romance

This is one of an occasional series on my pet peeves about romance. If you’re not in the mood for a long rant, please go look the hilarious cat videos on YouTube. Dubious Consent in Romance Has Got to Go I love to read, and I read a lot. I almost always finish the book, […]

The Settings for My Books

About the Setting for My Book, Minder Rising The Tour of the Universe (sponsored by Bitten By Romance) is featuring the City of Spires, the setting for Minder Rising. I initially set Minder Rising in the capital, showcase city of the Central Galactic Concordance, because I wanted to explore the official view of minders, to […]

How Indie Authors Get Paid

Indie Authors Get Paid? Yes, We Do A friend of mine who is an avid reader (and luckily, a fan of my books) asked how authors get paid when their books sell. For now, I’ll stick with what I know, which is how indie authors get paid for genre fiction. Caveat #1: I’ve only been […]