Category Archives: science fiction

New Science Fiction: Aurum

For me, every novel is a labor of love, but AURUM is my first science fiction novel.  Also my first rip-roaring action / adventure tale.  The inspiration for this story started with one of my favorite movies, the classic Bogart … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal – AURUM (squee!)

  I’m so glad I can finally reveal the new cover for my upcoming adventure / science fiction novel, AURUM.  Settling on this one took a lot of time and input from a lot of friends, family, and total strangers, … Continue reading

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Joy of Books

As a full-time neo-pro writer, I live by the frugalista credo, which essentially states DON’T SPEND ANY MONEY.  That said, my idea of a shopping spree is a trip to the grocery store to buy detergent.  So imagine my delight … Continue reading

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2013: The List and the Lessons

This year (2013) has definitely been the year of the short story. I read more than a dozen short story anthologies and nearly 100 (as yet) unpublished shorts by writer colleagues in writing workshops. I also read more books this year … Continue reading

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Writing at the Coast

I’m baaack. From a nine-day sojourn to Lincoln City for an intensive Science Fiction writing workshop, taught by award-winning author and editor, Kristine Rusch.  Wrote four shorts and a little a technique exercise that mutated into a flash fiction piece.  Read … Continue reading

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The Joy of Having Written

I finished editing the final six chapters on AURUM today.  I’m done.  Finished, Finito. This is my fourth completed novel.  The joy and lightness of spirit that comes with having written is a high I’ve now experienced four times, but … Continue reading

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