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The Hundred Halls Website

TweetWelcome to the Hundred Halls, the only magical university in the world!               I am so excited to share the Hundred Halls website with the world.  This will be a repository of information about the Halls for fans and newcomers alike.  There will be quizzes, free stories, and other […]

Indie Publishing: 2,119 Days and Counting…

TweetDecember 19th, 2010. That was when I published my first book, The Digital Sea.  I’d shopped the novel around to agents and editors, receiving lovely rejections along the way, before deciding to jump into the indie pub revolution with both feet.  There were a lot of reasons for my conversion: control over the end result, […]

The Indie Steampunk Lit Extravaganza Deals

TweetAs you can see from the post following this one, a group of wildly talented authors, including me (humble of me, right?), have banded together to give readers a week of spectacular deals on steampunk fiction.  We’re calling it The Indie Steampunk Lit Extravaganza. For the week of April 21st to 26th, everyone’s books will […]

New Release — Frags

Tweet The second book in the Gamers trilogy — Frags — is now available just in time for the holidays.  If you haven’t read the first book in the Gamers trilogy, go pick up a copy now at your favorite retailer.  The trilogy has been compared to a cross between the Hunger Games and the Uglies […]

New Release — The Godhead Machine

Tweet I’m please to announce the second book in The Digital Sea trilogy — The Godhead Machine.  This one takes up a couple of years after the first book, when life has seemingly settled down for our favorite heroine Zel Aurora.  Here’s the back cover blurb: When religions spread like computer viruses, even atheists have […]

Is the Digital Sea Possible?

TweetOne major allure of writing near-future science fiction novels is that the technology is right over the horizon.  So near you can almost reach out and grab it with your ape-like hands make magic happen.  Every year the technology that makes up the collective writings about augmented reality I call “The Digital Sea” moves closer […]

New Short Story: The Unbelievers

TweetThrough my publisher, Black Moon Books, I’m pleased to be releasing another short story: The Unbelievers. I’ll hit you with a description of the novelette first. Power exists through the illusion of belief… Stephen’s sister dies slowly from a wasting disease and only the mysterious Unbelievers offer help if he will deny the “false reality” […]

Augmented Reality to Combat eBooks

TweetAs eBooks are slowly eroding the pricing structure of physical books, publishing houses are looking for ways to make the book as an object more appealing.  The ideas of limited editions or signed copies are going to expand to gimmicks like augmented reality covers, or special content for hardcovers only. The latest book in Jean Auel’s series […]

A World Without Gatekeepers

TweetIt used to be that every industry had its gatekeepers. Music had the fat guys with cigars that Pink Floyd loved to sing about.  Factories had foreman that slapped each other on the back.  Corporations had bosses that controlled resources.  Political parties had precinct captains and party leaders.  And for the last decade, publishing has had […]

A Musical Look at the Publishing Business

TweetPublishing is a long and lonely process full of self-doubt.  A good dose of humor will get you far in any business, but especially publishing.  I can’t say I’ve ever read Mr. Parnell (straight out mystery isn’t my style), but I certainly appreciate his humorous slant on the business.  Good luck to you, sir! Signing […]