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The Greatest Inventor Nobody Knows – Heron of Alexandria

TweetTiming is everything. Thomas Edison was born in the middle of the Industrial Revolution and was a tireless promoter.  Henry Ford utilized the technologies of the day, combined with new concepts to create mass production, to put his name on millions of cars.  George Washington Carver gained fame during the post-Reconstruction era, revolutionizing biological engineering […]

New Release — Empire of Alexandria

TweetAs history often proves, holding an empire together is much harder than taking one.  Corruption and bureaucratic bloat sets in, while everyone’s looking out for themselves.  And taking an empire that’s deep into its aristocratic ways is a whole ‘nother story as Heron and the Alexandrians soon find out. And I swear none of this […]

One Crazy Week

TweetWriting is a slow, sedentary process that has more in common with watching grass grow, or paint dry.  There might be a lot going on in my head, but the physical act stays the same and sometimes it can feel like Groundhog Day.  The publishing process has similar traits.  While people buy my books on […]

Promotion Week – Fires of Alexandria

TweetThis week is lining up to be a pretty crazy week. This afternoon I had a fantastic time doing a live interview on Cyrus Webb’s Conversations LIVE show.  I’ll admit, I was really nervous going into it, but Cyrus was a pro and his questions were interesting and thought provoking and I had a good […]

New Release — Warmachines of Alexandria

TweetI’m a huge fan of old war movies like Bridge Over the River Kwai, or The Great Escape, or Patton.  I also enjoy playing the grognard with turn-based computer war games.  When I was a kid, I would make up war-based games that required huge blankets of graph paper glued together as the map.  Troops […]

Report from Worldcon

TweetWhew.  Gasp.  Hoorah! None of those can quite capture how I felt after the four wonderful days at the 2012 Worldcon, or Chicon 7, in Chicago.  Surrounded by other fans and writers, passing gorgeous handmade costumes in the hallways, sitting in interesting panels led by bestsellers and Grand Masters, staying up late at the various […]

New Audiobook — The Digital Sea

TweetWhew!  Another audiobook by yours truly just hit Audible.  I’d like to say that I’m worn out, but the talented Karen Savage did all the hard work narrating The Digital Sea.  And I can say – without a doubt – she did a fantastic job getting all the voices right.  I knew this series would […]

2012 Nebula Award Nominees List

TweetEvery year the SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of America) gives awards to the best of that year and that award is called the Nebula.  The Nebulas are different from the Hugos which are more of a fan based award for speculative fiction.  Getting a nomination for a Nebula requires impressing your peers, while earning a […]

Why Khan and my wife are the two most amazing people I know!

TweetI don’t know Professor Khan.  Not personally, anyway. But he’s had a profound affect on my kids lives.  Heck, I wish he’d been around when I was a kid. So if you don’t know him, you should. You see, he created a university of learning for kids online.  Not only that but he’s done it […]