Thanks to Lexie Hamilton at her delightfully named “Poisoned Rationality” blog for the nice 5-star review of Overload Flux. It’s a wonderful feeling for an author to know other people like your work and want to read more. ūüôā “…I look forward to there being more books in this universe – while things wrap up […]

Plans for 2015

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ll already know some of this, but I thought I’d share my plans for 2015 a more public venue. Also, it’s self-motivational, in that I’d like to keep my promises. The Central Galactic Concordance Series Some readers have been kind enough to ask what’s next in the Central Galactic […]

Author Resources for 2015

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a reader rather than an author, but some of you wear both hats (hi there, welcome the club), or would like to. Since writing is a business, whether you do it independently as I do, or for a publisher, I thought I’d point you to some author resources for […]

Read More SF Romance

Why You Should Read More Science Fiction Romance in 2015 Five reasons you¬†should read more science fiction romance (SFR) in 2015. For those new to the term, in my book (oh look, humor!), SFR balances plot threads involving futuristic technology and the growth of the¬†emotional relationship between the main characters.* ¬† Discover new authors, and […]

Overload Flux on Sale

Overload Flux is on Sale! Just in time for Winter Solstice Day, or other holidays and special occasions you may celebrate in December, Overload Flux (A Central Galactic Concordance Novel)is on sale now through the end of the month for just $0.99 USD. Just a suggestion, but it’d make a great gift or virtual stocking-stuffer. […]

Fiction Categories and Keywords

Thoughts About Fiction Categories and Keywords We humans love patterns ‚Äď they’re a time saver, so we don’t have to make the same decision each time we come across something new. ¬†“Look at that big tawny cat,” thought a dimwitted ancestor, “I saw one pounce on and eat a gazelle last month. I’m not a […]

Character Flaws vs. Flawed Characters in Romance Writing

On Writing Romance: Character Flaws vs. Flawed Characters Pet Peeves, Round 2This is another in my “reader’s pet peeves” series, primarily in the romance genre. (In case you missed it, here was my previous post on pet peeves.) I’m rather annoyed by impossibly beautiful heroines/heroes who don’t know they’re beautiful, and successful people who don’t […]

Overload Flux Available for iTunes

Overload Flux on iTunes Newsflash: Apple users with iPads, iPhones, and Macs can now get their very own copy of Overload Flux straight from the iTunes or iBookstore, and here’s the link: ¬† You may now resume your regular reading activities. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

Heart-shaped calligraphic ornament

Overload Flux (A Central Galactic Concordance Novel) is available today at an e-tailer near you: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo,¬†Smashwords, and (soon) iTunes. It’s a science fiction-action-romance novel with mystery, adventure, corrupt pharma companies, fights, space battles, and strong characters to root for. It’s also the start of a new series. ¬† By the way, […]

On Cover Design for Fiction Novels, Part 1

This is a two-part post written primarily for other independent authors on cover design for fiction novels, with personal opinions and experience galore. There’s a lot to cover (heh!), so let’s dive right in. Great Cover Design Sells Books Fiction covers, experts will tell you, will make or break a sale before the reader even […]

The Cover for Overload Flux is Here

Cover! The cover of my upcoming science fiction-action-romance novel, Overload Flux, is finished, so I’m revealing it gloating about¬†it here. The novel will be available for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo by¬†October 17, and on iTunes soon thereafter.   Overload Flux (A Central Galactic Concordance Novel)¬† Hidden talents, deadly enemies… two strangers must learn trust to […]

Pet Peeves About Romance Novels

Pet Peeves About Romance Novels There are things that drive me crazy about romance novels these days. When I was ready (OK, driven) to write a science fiction/action series that starts with¬†Overload Flux, it came to me, as I outlined the story arc, that¬†all the planned novels involve romantic elements. Along with science fiction, action, […]

Thank You, Brave Reviewers

As a reader, I’m deeply grateful to the people who read books and take the time to review them.¬† A few adventurous souls buy and read independent books on a chance, that is, trusting the blurb is true to the story, and that the book has been professionally produced. Most readers of independently published books […]

The Secret to Dying - Cast Photos

¬† Abigail Ruth Reidy as Maggie Palmer Nick Turner as Rory Quinn Kevin Nolan as Luther ¬†These are photos (taken with my smartphone, so forgive the photo quality) of the cast of fabulous actors who performed my short play, “The Secret to Dying,” which premiered on 6 Sept. 2014 at the Fort Collins Fringe Festival. […]

Writing for the Fringe

I wrote a “car play” for the first-ever Fort Collins Fringe Festival last year, and had a blast, so I looked forward to participating again this year.** What’s a car play? A play written to be performed in an actual car, with the audience standing around. I’m surprised you had to ask! ¬† This year, […]