Overload Flux

Happy Earth Day - Love Your MOther

Happy Earth Day I’m extremely fond of the planet we live on, so here’s wishing everyone a Happy Earth Day, 22 April. This year, lots of events have moved online for social distancing reasons, but they look amazing. Environmental causes have some great slogans, and climate fiction has come great books. Clever Earth Day Slogans People […]

Author Life: Character Naming Secrets

Character Naming Secrets A reader recently asked if I have any character naming secrets, and where I came up with the name of Mairwen Morganthur, the heroine of Overload Flux. I’ll tell you the same thing I told him, but first I must dispel the notion that there any secrets to naming characters. Just as […]

When real life overtakes (science) fiction, the future is now

When Real Life Overtakes Fiction I write science fiction and fantasy, so I get to create imaginary things and events all the time. I also love reading about scientific advances, historical events, and fascinating people. They spark my muse, especially when they make me think, “Cool! What if….?”. However, sometimes this comes back to bite […]

Read the Central Galactic Concordance space opera series

Habitable Planets in the Central Galactic Concordance In my far-future Central Galactic Concordance space opera series, humans have expanded to 500+ colonized planets, with more on the way. The key technologies behind this achievement are faster-than-light (FTL) drive, near-instant communications, and terraforming capabilities. These allowed us to find potentially habitable planets and remodel them with […]

3 go-to recipes

Three Go-To Recipes for Gatherings I’m a very lucky author. When I’m working on a book deadline (which is pretty much any day ending in ‘Y’), the resident mad scientist does most of the cooking in our secret lair… er, house. However, I occasionally borrow his laboratory… er, kitchen for special occasions such as potlucks […]

The Central Galactic Concordance series book covers, and the words is space opera, adventure, and romance

About the Big Damn Story Arc in My Space Opera Series I recently appeared on a writer’s panel at the 2019 Denver Pop Culture Con. The panel’s goal was to give the audience tips and tricks on how to write a bingeable series.  My esteemed co-panelists, Trai Cartwright and Marin Lepore, are both screenwriters and […]

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 […]

Overload Flux Is Now an Audiobook

Overload Flux Is Now an Audiobook Overload Flux is now an audiobook, and I’m thrilled! Since I first started publishing it and the Central Galactic Concordance series, an audiobook version has been the number one request from readers.   The thing is, good quality audiobook production ain’t cheap. Experienced and professional narrators like the fabulous […]

Telling Time in the Future

Telling Time in the Future We’ll need a system for telling time in the future that works on more than just one planet, or we’ll always be late for our birthday own parties. Our most accurate timekeeping system today is based on frequency of electrons in certain atoms (e.g., cesium) to behave with extreme predictability […]

Excerpt from Overload Flux

Here’s a Free Excerpt from Overload Flux In anticipation of the upcoming new release of The Central Galactic Concordance Collection, Books 1-3, I’m posting a series of excerpts from each of the books in the collection. UPDATE: The Central Galactic Concordance Collection, Books 1-3, is out — buy it here: Amazon Kobo Nook iBooks Google […]

Cover Reveal for the CGC Collection, Books 1-3

Cover Reveal for the CGC Collection, Books 1-3 The other day, I told you about my upcoming new boxed set (very soon, now). Here’s the full-on cover in all its glory: I’ve probably mentioned before that I’m very fond of the cover designs of my space opera series, so I’m happy to see them all […]

Holiday Space Opera Sale for Your Hungry eReader

Holiday Space Opera Sale Just for You – 99¢ Books Did you get a shiny new ereader for the holidays? Maybe an alluring new Kobo Aura H2O, or a stellar Nook Galaxy tablet, or a blazing new Kindle Fire? If your ereader is like mine, it’s probably hungry, so here’s a special sale on my […]

Screenplay Adaptation: Overload Flux

What would a screenplay adaptation of Overload Flux, the first book in my space opera series, look like? Glad you asked. Screenplay Adaptation of Books Books get made into movies all the time, even science fiction books (just ask Andy Weir about The Martian). Even series get made into films, such as Harry Potter and […]

Stellar Review of OVERLOAD FLUX

“This story grabs you and doesn’t let you go.” Overload Flux got a stellar review from the fabulous crew at the Paranormaly Yours blog. Read the rest to find out which TV series and movie they compared it to. Stellar Review of Overload Flux (Central Galactic Concordance, Book 1) I’ve said it before, but authors […]

Sale on Minder Rising

Sale for Minder Rising (Holiday Gift to You) It’s a holiday this weekend, so here’s a little sale on MINDER RISING to celebrate. In the future world of the Central Galactic Concordance, with more than five hundred member planets, people celebrate dozens of local or planetary events, but the common ones across the galaxy are […]