Coming Soon: A Brand New Short Story!

I’m sure I probably mentioned it before, but I’m just about ready to release my new short story Becoming Violet. It’ll be available on Amazon for 99¢ eventually, but if you want to be among the first to read it, you should sign up for the mailing list on the right side of the page there, because then you’ll get it free as part of my first newsletter!

Here’s a look at the cover. (Can you tell I designed it myself? Heh.)

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Paperback News, Plus Mailing List Update

Hey everybody. I just wanted to check in and give you all a heads up on my progress with the proof copy of The Lazarus Particle. It’s been a busy few weeks, but I’m slowly making my way through it, making sure it’s as absolutely perfect as possible before I send it off to print. I know it seems like it’s taking forever (believe me, I do), but it won’t be long now, hopefully!

Speaking of paperbacks, I’m eagerly awaiting the proof copy of the paperback version of This Mortal Coil! I can’t wait to hold a printed copy of the very first fiction story I finished in my hands. So cool!

Last but not least, a quick note about the mailing list. Shortly I’ll be sending out my first newsletter, which will feature, most notably, a brand new short story called Becoming Violet. It’s a very different, very sweet beat for me but definitely still with all that sci-fi goodness you’ve come to know and expect from me. So, if you want to be the first to read it, sign up either below or on the little box to the right. Thanks and be well, everyone!



Paperbacks Coming Soon!

That’s right! After a long and occasionally confounding process, my files for the paperback version of The Lazarus Particle were accepted by CreateSpace. I’m told the proof has already been printed and is winging its way to my door as I type up this update!

This is exciting on several levels. The first is the most obvious one: I’m finally going to hold a printed copy of one of my books in my hands! So cool!

The second is the process itself. Primarily I decided to learn how to do the formatting myself because at the time I was pretty broke and farming out the work to someone else when I had more than enough time to do it myself seemed a silly use of my resources. Then I got a much better day job, my free time took a serious hit, and with it, the process slowed to a crawl. Finally, I managed to carve out some time over the last few weeks and really put my nose to the grindstone. A few times I considered just turning the whole mess over to a professional to fix but ultimately I’m glad I stuck with it. It’s incredibly gratifying to know that, other than the cover and the printing itself, I oversaw every single aspect of the creation of my novel. Not a lot of people can say that and I’m proud to count myself as one of them now.

The third is that I can now start giving away copies as part of special events and what not! The first promotion is definitely going to be a contest for my mailing list subscribers, so if you want to be among the first to hear about it, all you have do is sign up in that little box on the upper right!

I’m also going to start working on a paperback version of This Mortal Coil, so stay tuned for more info on that and lots and lots more!

Slight Hiccup with the This Mortal Coil Freebie

Apologies to anyone who went to Amazon looking for the free version of This Mortal Coil today. I ran into an issue with KDP, but it’s been corrected and This Mortal Coil will be free all weekend starting tomorrow. I hope everyone enjoys the freebie!

To my fellow Americans, happy 4th of July! Hopefully everyone has a fun and safe Independence Day.

The Lazarus Particle, Available Now from Amazon!

I think the title pretty much up sums up the substance of this post, don’t you?

That’s right, readers, it’s finally here! Click here now to pick up your copy of The Lazarus Particle for Kindle via Amazon for the special friends and family price of just $3.99!

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Thanks to everyone who’s already purchased a copy and helped spread the word! You people are truly awesome. So, to say thank you, I’m going to put This Mortal Coil up for free again this Friday, the 4th of July. What better way to celebrate freedom than with free stuff, am I right? Plus the story is about people fighting for their independence in a way, so I feel like it fits.

That does it for now. Check back for news and updates and of course, in the meantime, be good to each other!

My Word…

Has it seriously been almost a month since I last updated? Yikes!

Well, the good news is that I’m more or less finished with The Lazarus Particle. The beta readers have weighed in, almost overwhelmingly with positive results.

Now, I’m sending off ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) to willing readers. If you want one of these free copies of my first original novel, just let me know! All I ask is that you read it relatively quickly and have an honest review ready for when it goes up for sale on Amazon. Early reviews can be absolutely critical for a new novel, and I would so very much appreciate yours. Plus, hey, free book!

I’m also working on getting paperback versions formatted, but that’s a work in progress. For now, though, that’s the news from the front! Be good to each other, everybody.

The Blurb Has Landed

I promised you a blurb, readers, so here it is, hot off the word processor:

… A movement in disarray.

… A corporate syndicate run amok.

… A discovery promising unprecedented power.

The galaxy is in turmoil. The avarice of the Sovereign Corporate States knows no bounds, laying waste to all who dare oppose them. Even the Coalition of Free Planetary Republics is ill-equipped to aid those who petition it for protection. 

Enter the Fugitive, the Advocate, and the Huntrex. An unlikely trio, the secret they possess has the potential to free the galaxy… or enslave it. Can they be trusted to wield such unchecked, almighty power? Can anyone?

With billions of lives and everything the Free Planetery Movement stands for at stake, the protectors of the Lazarus Particle and their allies have no choice but to answer the call to arms with everything they have — no matter the consequences.

And there you have it! Comments? Thoughts? Don’t hesitate to share.

Oh, and you just might want to check back tomorrow. You may or may not find an excerpt of the first chapter waiting for you. But you won’t know unless you check. Until then!