Point of View: OMFG, It’s Finished

River City

The day that I thought would NEVER come is finally here. One year and eleven months after I started it, the River City Chronicles is finally done. Well, the first arc, at least. I powered through the final four chapters last Wednesday, typing the last word just shy of 10:30 PM, which for me is … Read more

ADVANCE REVIEW: The Stark Divide – WROTE Podcast

The Stark Divide - WROTE

Jayne Lockwood just posted a fricking AMAZING review of my forthcoming epic sci fi book, “The Stark Divide”: This is a potent tale in an era where the problems the characters are coming up against are very familiar. Namely, the refugee crisis, capitalism and politics, power play, and wars that escalate, causing mass devastation. The … Read more

The River City Chronicles Featured in the Sac Bee!

Sac Bee

Our hometown newspaper, the Sacramento Bee, just featured my serial tale “The River City Chronicles”! Sacramento-based website designer J. Scott Coatsworth has been writing since he was in grade school. As an adult, one of his most recent projects is the LBGT-oriented “The River City Chronicles,” which he describes as “a magical realism tale set … Read more

We’re On the WROTE Podcast Again!

serial projects

Vance Bastian at WROTE is joined by Freddy MacKay, Toni Griffin, Angel Martinez, and myself in an awesome roundtable discussion about writing serial fiction. We define serial fiction, go over the aspects of planning, world building, and working collaboratively, and then Vance pokes at distribution possibilities. And we wrap it all up with the benefits of serial … Read more