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Point of View: The Dragon Eater Teaser #2

Hey all… we’re just 47 days (and counting) away from my first major release in twenty months. I am thrilled to bring The Dragon Eater (Tharassas Cycle Book 1) to you thanks to Steven Radecki and Water Dragon Publishing. Each week I’ll share something special from the book and an excerpt. This week, it’s the … Read more

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Point of View: The Dragon Eater Teaser #1

Gullton Map - The Dragon Eater

Hey all… we’re just two months away from my first major release in twenty months – I released Dropnauts in May of 2021. I didn’t mean for it to take this long, but there were reasons. That said, I am thrilled to bring my new Tharassas Cycle to you thanks to Steven Radecki and Water … Read more

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Point of View: The Wisdom of Letting Go

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Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer (above, minus the usual reference to the deity) is usually associated with Alcoholics Anonymous. It’s a reminder to those in the program that not everything is … Read more

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Point of View: The Year That Was

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2022 was A LOT. To finish out the year, Mark and I both have the virus. As the last wave subsided in late summer, we slowly allowed ourselves to get back to normal, even if we took it slow, still wearing masks indoors, except when it was quiet enough in the cafe or restaurant we … Read more

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Point of View: What We Have Left Behind

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Last week, I took a look at some of the sci-fi gadgets, discoveries and trends that are propelling us into a sci-fi, and why they are more disappointing (and in some cases frightening) than I hoped they would be. Today I’m taking a deep dive in the opposite directory, remembering my past, and thinking about … Read more

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Point of View: The Future is Now (And It Kinda Sucks)

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We all grow up in a world we think we know. Not just that, but we assume it’s always been like this. That’s natural – we have no other personal frame of reference, other than old TV shows and movies (and of course books) that offer us a two-dimensional look at life the way it … Read more

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Point of View: Diving Into Your Characters

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Writing fascinating, well-rounded characters comes easily to some people. Character traits, past histories, and quirky, unique personalities seem to just flow out of their fingers and onto the page, and every book is a new adventure filled with a fascinating new cast. I am not one of those people. Are you? If you are, you … Read more

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Point of View: It’s Halloween!

Scott as Dracula

I’m not much of a cosplayer. When I attend conventions, I never manage to think of a good costume concept for the inevitable Saturday night party, let alone actually pull one together. But when I was a kid, I loved getting dressed up for Halloween. The photo above was taken probably in 1979 or 1980, … Read more

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Point of View: The Writer’s Garden

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Regular readers know how much pleasure I take in my vegetable garden. In many ways it’s like writing – you carefully nurture each sprout until it grows into a beautiful plant which bears delicious fruit. Well, this year my garden has been an apt metaphor for my writing life. It started out promisingly enough. I … Read more

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Point of View: When an Urse is Not a Horse

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I’ve been reading fantasy and sci-fi since I was in second grade – for those counting, that’s forty-six years. I always loved escaping into a different world through a good book, somewhere utterly unlike the place I knew growing up. I came by this desire honestly. My mother was (and still is) a voracious SFF … Read more