It’s the start of the year and a good time to take inventory. Publishing: Since this time last year, I’ve been printed in three anthologies and sold two additional stories that will be published early this year. See my Amazon Author Page for updates. I also provided blurbs to a few other authors after reading […]
Authors often debate whether it is useful to submit short stories to open submission calls. After all, it takes effort to write, effort to sell, and the pay isn’t great. And if it doesn’t sell to the first market, you have to make it conform to market after market. I had to ask myself this […]
One of the fun things about being a science-fiction writer is speculating about the near and distant future. My mother asked me whether I’d written a scene in Fractured Horizon before or after the recent spate of publicity for Felix Baumgarner’s space jump. (Note: I know this links to a Red Bull site. Sorry, but they have […]
So how do you progress as a writer over a long summer? I have advice, most of which I even managed to follow. Tell me about your successes. Writing Conferences: If you have the time and funds, writers conferences offer several benefits. Like any industry, networking can open doors and give you insight that someone […]
After creating my mega-sized blog post about Baycon, you might not think there’s anything left to say. I even sent my mother to the post when she asked how my trip went. However, in the days since the convention I’ve realized a few more things need to be added. The Wickeds seems to be selling […]
Finding a skilled, reliable, affordable freelance book editor isn’t impossible, but the range of options out there makes it confusing. I’ll share my experiences and see if it helps. With my first novel, I went with word of mouth from people I knew. I went for cheap. I ended up with a series of editors […]
Devlin Donnelly, the talented graphic artist who created the original cover for Fractured Horizon and laid the foundation for the Podioracket.com logos, has created a new piece of artwork. Though he claims it’s just a quick, fun piece, I think something this lovely must have taken time.
I will not be attending DragonCon, despite my Parsec nomination, but I will get to enjoy the weekend at the local Penny Arcade Expo. The text for Fractured Horizon has been sent off to an editor and I’ll soon discover just how deep the necessary cuts will be. As I’ve said multiple places, if you […]