Pen Names, Genre, and Demographics

Pen Names, Genre, and Demographics

What’s in a name? I’ve written under two names for years now, and yesterday I decided to add one more to my growing stable (my version of Pokemon Go!). As many do, I started writing under my own name, first for magazine articles back in the...
Review: Building Harlequin’s Moon

Review: Building Harlequin’s Moon

Building Harlequin’s Moon by Larry Niven My rating: 5 of 5 stars An insightful and fascinating look at terraforming and generation starships. It follows travelers as they skip and hop across the galaxy, across the light years, and through tens of thousands of...
Writers at work

Writers at work

Some pics of writers who have inspired me, doing their thing. William Faulkner Gertrude Stein Vladimir Nabokov Margaret Mitchell Truman Capote Roald Dahl John Updike E.B. White (of Strunk & White’s) Kurt Vonnegut Stephen King Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Anne...
Hand of God – Frank Miller meets The OA

Hand of God – Frank Miller meets The OA

Wow. Another great show from Amazon. I just watched The Man in the High Castle last week, but back to Hand of God. After the first episode, I was sure someone had thrown Frank Miller in a blender with The OA. The visceral in perfect harmony with the cerebral....
Red Shirts One – A Star Wars Story

Red Shirts One – A Star Wars Story

Redshirts One: A Star Wars Story I just got home from seeing Rogue One. Not a bad movie, nor was it the epic new format that would crush all previous versions (imho). I liked it. I prefer dark, more gritty movies and tv–generally speaking. The Battlestar...
Night Terrors

Night Terrors

Night Terrors Here’s a short scene I may add to Abhuman: Revelation. I wanted to explore what it might feel like to be stalked at night, in the comfort of your own bed–normally a sanctuary. They always came at night. When you were still and warm and...
Yule Lads?

Yule Lads?

You can learn all about the Yule Lads on Wikipedia Icelandic Christmas folklore depicts mountain-dwelling characters and monsters who come to town during Christmas. The stories are directed at children and are used to scare them into good behaviour. The folklore...
Etymology of Gallifrey?

Etymology of Gallifrey?

I got this Merriam Webster word of the day this morning and had en epiphany: Could we all be TImelords? Just saying … 😉 Enjoy my Stories? Want to Help? REVIEW - authors live and die by reviews, especially in the time of Amazon. SUBSCRIBE - sign up to my mailing...
All About The Covenant

All About The Covenant

What The Covenant is all about Star Wars and X-men meet The 100 That’s exactly the kind of story I set out to tell. It had to be like Star Wars, sweeping, nothing less than pan-galactic. Rich in history and lore, and deeply layered. I wanted the incredible, and...
Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding

World-Building in general Most of us have seen meme’s where the depth of a movie’s content is compared to that of a book. Usually the movie is depicted as the bit of the iceberg above water, and the book, the portion beneath the waves. But there is a third...
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