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Welcome back, everyone. You may know me as an author. However, of late, I’ve taken a deliberate pause from my usual writing pursuits. This hasn’t been because of a loss of passion, but more about balancing life’s many responsibilities. Work, family, and other commitments have taken center stage, leaving little...Pause, Pivot and Problem-Solve
It’s me, your favorite science-fiction author, reaching out with an update on my writing adventures over the past three months. I apologize for the delay in bringing you this blog post, but rest assured, it’s because I’ve been hard at work creating more out-of-this-world stories for you. So, let’s jump...A Stellar Update from Your Favorite Sci-Fi Author
I’m a member of the International Association of Science Fiction Authors (IASFA). This organization has dozens of authors from around the globe who write the gambit of Science Fiction and Fantasy.Free Books From Science-Fiction/Fantasy Authors in 2023
Howdy. Now that we are well into the Christmas holiday season, I hope that you and yours are doing well. My family is doing as well as can be expected. My oldest is within a year of earning his Aircraft and Propulsion certificate, and my second oldest wrapped up his...Stranded Shaping Up
I’m a member of the IASFA (International Association of Science Fiction Authors). We’re focused on helping readers find other great Science Fiction and Fantasy writers. In the spirit of 20 Books, we recognize our only competition is our last book. Anyway, they asked me to write about Space Opera for...Thoughts on Space Opera
Over the next year, I would like to not only read more fiction, but offer reviews of books or series I’m reading about once per month. I thought I would kick this off with the book Salvage Title by Kevin Steverson. I had the good pleasure to meet Kevin at...Review Salvage Title
Since I am writing a Gaslamp Fantasy, I thought it was worth a short description of what the genre is, and why the Stranded Series fits the description. My basis for the description comes from the TV Trope website.Gaslamp Fantasy
Another 20 Books conference is in the can. The 20 Books concept is simple: a rising tide lifts all boats. Authors help authors improve as writers and in building their business. Only about twenty percent of what authors do focuses on content creation. The balance is running the business, including...20 Books Vegas, 2022 Edition
Some people have asked how I create point-perfect PDF compiles in Scrivener. Simply put, I use Scrivomatic. This capability allows me to use LaTeX to format my books. I started using LaTeX in law school back in 2006. At some point, I will make the underlying LaTeX file available to...Scrivnomatic, for the Win
I’m taking a break from my planned six-week updates, and my regular writing, to mention an awesome new font. Years ago, I started a program in my organization to improve the Accessibility of our internally developed software. It warms my heart when something comes out that promotes Accessibility.Hyperlegible, a Font for the Ages?
Welcome to the seventh heartbeat of 2022. In the next couple of weeks, Scintilla, the fourth book of the Postal Marines, will be re-released. This caps my prior year’s writing effort. I don’t know about you, but I am super excited about getting these books out of my mind and...Roadmap for 2023