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Cats of War Excerpt #1

Cats of War Excerpt #1 CATS OF WAR is a standalone novella in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera series. In the grand timeline, it takes place after the events in Jumper’s Hope, but is not a part of the big damn story arc. It debuted in the limited-edition science fiction romance anthology Embrace the […]

Places I Write

Places I Write (Author in Space) I enjoy seeing—and am sometimes envious of—the lovely spaces my author friends have created for their writing. I’ve always said that if I win the lottery, I’ll decorate my office to look like a starship bridge. Until that day, these are some of the places I write. Like all […]

My Cat Cosplays Cats of War

My Cat Cosplays Cats of War In case it hasn’t been blindingly obvious from my previous posts, authors are crazy. When I wrote Cats of War, a space opera romance novella, for last year’s limited-edition Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 anthology, I commissioned a costume. For my cat.  My muse is from outer […]

Evolution of Space Opera

The Evolution of Space Opera I still get questions from time to time about what space opera is, and whether it involves singing*. This is my take on it, and a brief discussion of the evolution of space opera. Science fiction, romance, and mystery all are big enough genres in terms of writers and readers […]

Things I Learned at Whimsy Con

Things I Learned at Whimsy Con Whimsy Con in Denver was a delight. It’s the second year for the convention, which is an inheritor of the equally delightful but no-longer extant Anomaly Con. These are some things I learned at Whimsy Con. It’s All About the Corset It’s billed as a steampunk and costuming convention, […]

Star Crossed: 7 Novels Anthology is Free

Star Crossed: 7 Novels Anthology is Free Star Crossed: 7 Novels of Space Exploration, Alien Races, Adventure, and Romance is a science fiction romance anthology with first-in-series novels from bestselling and award-winning authors. My entry in the anthology is Overload Flux, from my Central Galactic Concordance series. Right now, the Star Crossed: 7 Novels anthology […]

2018 SFR Galaxy Awards - logo

2018 SFR Galaxy Awards The SFR Galaxy Awards are unique. They are awarded by seven judges who select outstanding science fiction romance books published in a given year. Nominations are secret (just like the Nobel Prizes!), and the winners are announced at the end of January. The 2018 SFR Galaxy Awards represent the best of […]

2019 Themes for the Year

2019 Themes for the Year My author friend S.J. Pajonas, who writes excellent Japanese-themed science fiction romance and cozy mysteries, asserts that new-year themes are better than resolutions. I agree. I find resolutions easy to make and hard to keep. For one, I lose the list. For another, I have a contrary streak, and “for […]

Happy Holidays from Me to You

Happy Holidays from Me to You   Best wishes and happy holidays from me to you as we move from this year to the next. Thank you for reading my books, and reviewing them, and recommending them to your friends. I write stories with characters and themes that resonate in my heart. They aren’t always […]

Snippet from Overload Flux

Snippet from Overload Flux (Central Galactic Concordance Book 1) Since the book is on sale for 99¢ for the holidays, I thought I’d share a little snippet from Overload Flux, the first book in my space opera, adventure, and romance series. In this scene, Mairwen Morganthur, a security guard with a lot of secrets, is […]

Cover Reveal for Spark Transform

Cover Reveal for Spark Transform I’m thrilled to finally be able to post the cover reveal for Spark Transform (Central Galactic Concordance Book 5). I’d hoped to have this book out in December, but life kicked the ass of every deadline I set for this book. I’m probably tempting fate by telling you this book […]

Jumper's Hope Is Now an Audiobook

Jumper’s Hope Is Now an Audiobook Jumper’s Hope is now an audiobook. It’s the fourth book in the series, after Overload Flux, Minder Rising, and Pico’s Crush. If you like to read with your ears, a.k.a. listen to audiobooks, this is for you. The audio version is the second-most requested item from readers, right after […]

Pico's Crush Is Now an Audiobook

Pico’s Crush Is Now an Audiobook Pico’s Crush is now an audiobook. It’s the third book in the series, after Overload Flux and Minder Rising. If you like to read with your ears, a.k.a. listen to audiobooks, this is for you. The audio version is the second-most requested item from readers (the first is “write […]

A Day to Honor Veterans

Pets in Space Celebrates a Day to Honor Veterans ✪ I love that we have a day to honor veterans. ✪ My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had distinguished careers in the U.S. Army. The resident mad scientist enlisted and went to war. I deeply respect anyone in the military, and do my best to honor […]

Minder Rising Is Now an Audiobook

Minder Rising Is Now an Audiobook Minder Rising is now an audiobook. It’s the second book in the series, after Overload Flux, to be made available for folks who like to read with their ears. These are the second-most requested items from readers, after “write more books.”   As I mentioned in a previous post, […]