Space Opera

The Shady Pet Trade Industry

The Shady Pet Trade Industry in My Space Opera Series The Galactic Pets Collection in my space opera series features three tales of adventure, romance, and pets. In the background of all three stories is the shady pet trade industry. The Pet Trade Operates in the Shady Parts of the Galaxy In the far future […]

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.

paperback book options

Paperback Book Options My space opera romance novellas are in need of new paperback versions. While ebooks are delightfully convenient and easy to carry, some readers still love the kinesthetic feel of paperback books in their hands. If this is you, please look at the paperback book options below and take the tiny survey.  These […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Heroes of Escape from Nova Nine

Meet the Heroes of Escape from Nova Nine Escape from Nova Nine (which debuts Pets in Space 6) is set in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera universe. It’s a companion to the three other novellas* I’ve written for previous Pets in Space anthologies. And like them, this story is a shorter side-trip that parallels […]