The Perfect Rejection Response Time

Because I’m still dealing with a long-running head cold and my brain is only letting me do fiction for limited sprints before chortling gleefully as I re-read the same line seven times in a row, I’ve decided I shall write this post as a diversion. It stared when a twitter friend (who I don’t know) […]

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Writer’s Career Toolkit!

I’m quite chuffed to note that my new non-fiction book On Writing (and Reading!) Short, which was officially released first as a kickstarter, is now included as part of a great StoryBundle—this one targeted toward people who write, from beginner to grizzled expert. The Writer’s Career Toolbook is a collection of books curated by the […]

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Carrie Barnette and Jennifer Irvine

Tomorrow Lisa and I will be walking in our first Vegas Strong event. For those not in know, this is a 5K walk/run that starts in downtown Las Vegas, and is held in memory of the far-too-many people who were killed in the shooting that happened here five years ago. Yesterday we picked up packets […]

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STARBORN is Published!

It’s hard to believe now, but it’s been a half dozen years since STARFLIGHT, Book One of Stealing the Sun was published. Now comes STARBORN, the ninth and final volume of the series. To say I’m excited about this just doesn’t do it justice. At all. STARBORN was such a fun book to write because […]

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Generation Space Race

I’ve never been a very big fan of the term Baby Boomer. It’s fine as an actual nomenclature, but as I generally think of it the term spans too many years—say those born from the mid-1940s to the mid 1960s. I was born at the tail end of the span and, to be clear, it […]

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Ruminations on Reviews

My wife and I listen to Radio Paradise, a very eclectic independent Internet radio station. When I say we listen to it, I mean we listen to it. Almost every hour of every day it fills our living space. We like it in part because it’s programmed by two people who apparently have lived a […]

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AI Art, Indie Publishing, and the Future?

The past few weeks have brought discussion about the influence of Artificial Intelligence in various artistic environments. I’ve posted about AI text generators before, and I spoke to my musician brother about AI in music—which may not be quite as robust quite yet, but which could include things like automatic drummers and Other Synthesizing Things. […]

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Features, Bugs, and Only (X) Copies!

Like a lot of writers, I’ve been keeping a bit of an eye out on the big Penguin Random House affair. You know what I mean. The merger and the hearing and news coming out about the industry and how it’s worked or not worked for a long time. Being a person who grew up […]

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Happy Book Day! STARDUST is Published!

I’m so happy to announce that STARDUST, book 8 of the Stealing the Sun series, is now officially published! As my newsletter folks now already know, I enjoyed writing this book because I got to return to Eden in it—or, as the quadars know it, Esgarat. I’ve often thought that these parts of the story […]

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