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2019 Minicon announced

The 2019 Ring of Fire series minicon will be hosted by Westercon in Layton, Utah (just north of Salt Lake City). The dates are July 4-7. Here’s their URL: https://www.westercon72.org/ And here’s the press release they just issued: 04/14/18 Announced … Continue reading → ...

THE DEMONS OF PARIS

I just finished the manuscript for a novel titled THE DEMONS OF PARIS. This is the first book in a series I’m starting with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. They have now been co-authors of mine on four novels — … Continue reading → ...

Literary Awards Are Not Competitions

The Dragon Award was launched this year at the 2016 DragonCon convention in Atlanta that took place over Labor Day weekend. It will be held every year hereafter. The award was given out in these categories: Continue reading → ...

DRAGON AWARD NOMINATION

I would like to ask for a personal favor. The Dragon awards are now open for nominations and I would appreciate it if as many of you as are so inclined would nominate THE SPAN OF EMPIRE, by Eric Flint … Continue reading → ...

BUT FOR WALES?

I’m under some fairly serious deadline pressure right now and will be for a couple of months. So I won’t be writing the sort of long essays I did last year on the subject of literary awards in general and … Continue reading → ...

HOW SHOULD AN AUTHOR LOOK ON USED BOOK SALES?

I ran across this blog by the author Kristen Lamb: PAY THE WRITER while reading this article by Rachel Kramer Bussel in Salon magazine: Don’t feel guilty It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me or who … Continue reading → ...



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Avalanche – Snippet 26

Avalanche – Snippet 26 After a glance at Untermensch, Natalya narrowed her eyes, turning her head to look at John. “Is…unexpected, Murdock, for you to be advising caution. Given your treatment of Urals, and willingness to persecute targets in the … Continue reading → ...

Expiration Date – Snippet 17

Expiration Date – Snippet 17 CHAPTER 17 Alice thought to herself “I never should try to remember my name in the middle of an accident! . . .” –Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass Raffle was frowning at him in puzzlement … Continue reading → ...

Avalanche – Snippet 25

Avalanche – Snippet 25 # The next few days turned out to be…interesting. After returning to Atlanta, John and Sera had immediately been recalled to CCCP HQ. Several of the comrades were gathered on the rooftop to welcome them and … Continue reading → ...

Expiration Date – Snippet 16

Expiration Date – Snippet 16 CHAPTER 16 “I’m sure I didn’t mean–” Alice was beginning, but the Red Queen interrupted her impatiently. “That’s just what I complain of! You should have meant! What do you suppose is the use of … Continue reading → ...

Expiration Date – Snippet 15

Expiration Date – Snippet 15 CHAPTER 15 “When the sands are all dry he is gay as a lark, And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark: But, when the tide rises and sharks are around, His voice has … Continue reading → ...

Avalanche – Snippet 24

Avalanche – Snippet 24 Holographic lines sprung into vision, emitting from the energy cannons of the Death Spheres. John did a flip in mid air, diving and coming back up in a flash of fire too fast for the human … Continue reading → ...

Expiration Date – Snippet 14

Expiration Date – Snippet 14 CHAPTER 14 “I should like to buy an egg, please,” she said timidly. “How do you sell them?” –Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass One of them had finally been for real. Maybe. Angelica Anthem Elizalde … Continue reading → ...

Avalanche – Snippet 23

Avalanche – Snippet 23 “I’m not talkin’ ’bout how y’all showed up at places. I’m talkin’ ’bout how y’all got around once you were on site.” “We protected ourselves with a sheath of power, and it…made us slippery.  We could … Continue reading → ...

Expiration Date – Snippet 13

Expiration Date – Snippet 13 CHAPTER 13 “If I wasn’t real,” Alice said—half-laughing through her tears, it all seemed so ridiculous— “I shouldn’t be able to cry.” “I hope you don’t suppose those are real tears?” Tweedledum interrupted in a … Continue reading → ...

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