Writing

Inventing History for IN GRAVES BELOW

Inventing History for IN GRAVES BELOW, a Paranormal Romance You may have learned in school that St. Augustine is the oldest living city in the U.S., founded by the Spanish conquistadors in the late 1560s. When the Spanish sent scouts out to explore the west, they ran into Native Americans who’d been there for thousands […]

Paranormal Romance: In Graves Below

Paranormal Romance: In Graves Below (Super-Seckrit Project Revealed) Deep in the subterranean fortress* that is my office, I’ve been working on a secret side project (see my recent post) that can now be unveiled. While my muse’s home base is science fiction, it loves vacations in various other genres, such as fantasy, action, mystery, paranormal, romance, […]

Super-Sekrit Writing Project

I’m working on a Super-Sekrit Writing Project. For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you may have read that it’s a paranormal romance. Why is it secret? Contracts, primarily, but also timing. You see, I’m not the only one working on this project. Other authors are playing in the same sand box, too, […]

Great Review for PICO'S CRUSH

“Read this book if you adore big space conspiracies and multi-faction machinations.” The delightfully named Psychotropek.net wrote a great review of Pico’s Crush, Book 3 in the Central Galactic Concordance series. She likes the characters, and the universe, and the bit with the… well, you should read it for yourself. I know I said last […]

Pico's Crush: SFR Showcase

Pico’s Crush in the SFR Showcase Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade Showcase, where authors share snippets from new work, works in progress, cover reveals, character interviews, and so forth. See the other fun posts here. Today, I’m sharing a short excerpt from my new release, Pico’s Crush, Book 3 in my Central Galactic […]

New Release: Pico's Crush (CGC Book 3)

New Release: Pico’s Crush (Central Galactic Concordance Book 3) A paradise planet, a quiet university, renewed friendships, explosions, a hunt for a killer—wait, what? Buy Pico’s Crush today and come along on the next wild ride. Whoever wrote the guidebook description of the planet of Nila Marbela must have a very different meaning for the […]

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.

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Overload Flux: Award Finalist (x3)

Overload Flux is an Award Finalist (Third Time is the Charm?) Recently, I told you about Overload Flux being a finalist for a NERFA. I’m pleased to tell you that my book is now a finalist for an Award of Excellence from the fine folks at Colorado Romance Writers. If you’re counting  (I know I am), […]

6 Things I Learned from Romances

6 Things I Learned from Reading Romances I’ve mentioned it before, but when I set out on the Central Galactic Concordance journey, I read a lot of romances so I’d know what romance readers expect. Because my CGC universe also has mental talents (hence the title of my latest book, Minder Rising), an element that usually appears […]

Minder Rising at the SFR Summer Café

Get yer’ red-hot science fiction romance at the SFR Brigade Summer Café This is my kind of café, one that caters to book lovers. This week’s special at the SFR Brigade Summer Café: SPACE OPERA! In keeping with the theme of the summer café, below is a food-related excerpt from my brand-new novel, Minder Rising. […]