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Text that says nothing compares to the magic of books

New Space Opera Romance Paperbacks For you paperback fans, I’ve been updating my space opera romance series with new paperback versions. There’s great comfort in holding a book in your hands, and knowing where you are in the story. Plus, I love seeing my snazzy cover designs in print. So, here are the space opera […]

The Story Behind Jumper's Hope. Central Galactic Concordance Book 4. Space opera, adventure, romance

The Story Behind Jumper’s Hope Jumper’s Hope is book 4 in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera romance series. However, in the big damn story arc, this idea came first. Here’s the story behind Jumper’s Hope.

Playlist for Escape from Nova Nine

Playlist for Escape from Nova Nine Music has been a big part of my life. It can be center stage, where a song can take my whole attention. Especially if I’m the one singing it. 😉 Or it can be the subtle background accompaniment to something I’m doing, from Tai chi to cleaning to just […]

Release Day for Escape from Nova Nine

Release Day for Escape from Nova Nine Hooray! 🎉 It’s release day for Escape from Nova Nine! Note to Readers: This story first appeared in the limited-edition Pets in Space 6 science fiction romance anthology. This standalone version has been expanded from the original. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Escape from Nova Nine (A Central […]

Escape from Nova Nine

Mysterious Pirate Clan Writing novellas for the Pets in Space® anthologies and others gives me the chance to explore subjects that are usually in the background of my space opera series. Previous stories tackled the ethics-challenged designer pet business (Pet Trade), the futuristic prison industry (Cats of War), and the first responders (Galactic Search and […]

Work In Progress, with an image of a space-suited figure

Proof of Work in Progress In my Central Galactic Concordance space opera series, I’ve been working on the most feral manuscript ever. By that, I mean that I’ve fought for every word to get the characters and plot right. It’s a pivotal story  in the Big Damn Story Arc that’s going on and has a […]

Travel Bucket List Updated, with a photo of a U.S. passport cover and an airline ticket

Travel Bucket List, Updated Oh, my, but I had such thrilling plans at the start of 2020. The places I’d go, the people I’d meet, the things I’d see! Regrettably, the Calamity Fairies so enjoyed causing worldwide havoc that year that they decided to stick around for the next year, too. But I’m a forward-looking, […]

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 […]

Illustration of an alien creature called a skyder, from Guest Post Meet Rainbow from Pets in Space 6

Guest Post: Meet Rainbow from Pets in Space 6 I invited USA Today bestselling author Kyndra Hatch, the author of the excellent story “Escaping Korth” in Pets in Space 6, to tell us about her pet in space. Kyndra writes action-packed science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal romance when she’s not watching for falling stars and […]

Photo of pumpkins, autumn leaves, and glasses of orange-colored tea

Pumpkin Spice is Nice This short post has nothing to do with books or cats, but it does have to do with tea. Sort of. Yes, I’m late to the party, but I’ve discovered that pumpkin spice is nice. If you’re a pumpkin hater, hear me out. I have long resisted the siren call of […]