Sad day

It’s one of those terribly sad days when something happens in your life and nothing feels right. I had to humanely euthanize my dog (18 years old) and I’m grieving for my bud. He has been with me my whole writing life. Lone Creature was in dedication to him, that’s his eye and he is…

Hi readers of science fiction fantasy military… I’m releasing a set of four books – all firsts in their respective series. The set includes Matter | Antimatter 1 from Alien Crucible, Magician Interrupted from the Career Interrupted series and Kingdoms Away 1. The bonus story is Demon Runner and is a part of a new…

Antagonist

Image © Can Stock Photo / Alexmit (Marketing in the Movement) We all have our weaknesses, archenemies, antagonists and mine, I believe, is marketing. The truth is I know what I need to do and I question why I don’t do it. I’ve written my books using my writing skills and experiences, created covers and…

Halloween

Image © Can Stock Photo / beholdereye Since I’m in Australia Halloween has burnt out but I thought I’d use the theme for this dreadful blog anyway. I’m annoyed at myself again, one for missing Halloween and two, for not blogging regularly, cobwebs are dusty. I don’t want to drown people but I do want squishy…

Red Satin (Between the Sheets)

This genre is new for me but something I’ve wanted to do for some time. It’s Humorous Erotica – between Male and Female, married, some swearing, fairly traditional. Some may question the text on the front cover but if you buy it, and read it, and really think about it, you’ll know that it’s quite…

2017 Retreat: Plug Mystery

Before I start I want to say stealing is wrong. So, when I say I stole the featured image here you know I’m stealing it. Every year my writing buddy and I go on a retreat to write. She’s much better at her social media stuff and blogging than I am. I couldn’t even get enough…

Decision Making for IAs

It took me a long time to decide to change over to the new cover but by the time I reached Log 5 I knew it needed the move. The series has a dark element to it so this cover reflects that more so than the other. Working on marketing and making design decisions are…

Sub-Log 2017/03/21

Update I’m finally putting the finishing touches to the Logs Compendium that covers Log 1 – Log 3. It will act as a refresher or a bridge to Log 4 which I have just released. I’ll add some links to Log 4 shortly. Character or Place Feature Within the Alien Crucible Series Prince Bel Valdain…

Sub-Log 2017/03

New Format for 2017 (gorgeous sketch by ErikaVasos http://carnival.deviantart.com/) Character or Place Feature Within the Alien Crucible Series The Planet of Law In Log 1 Matter | Antimatter the Planet of Law becomes the center of attention when Pure-Gens (Aryans with high matter and energy levels) are called to make a vote. It is due…

2016

Image by kytalpa from Canstockphoto (Image ID csp9962971) I know we are getting close to Xmas and the New Year but I won’t belabor what is already labored! I’ve reached the end of my full-time writing life and back to study – Logistics – so I can get back into the real world. Earning money again…

Sub-Log 15

Tip 5 for Writers I’m going to pose a question here for you to think about and I’ll expand upon the idea in the next sub-log. How do you, as a writer, develop characters to act naturally within an imaginary world especially when that world sits outside your experience? Tip 5 for Writing This quote…

Sub-Log 14

Tip 4 for Writers How are we shaped by culture? In almost every way we are affected by both nature and nurture. Our genes are programmed for certain traits and our upbringing, social mores, and human influences do the rest. As writers this may be useful when not only setting yourself up as a writer…