Posted this to Facebook a few moments ago, but I want Kiyomi to be thought of and prayed for in more places than just social media:
5 Authors You May Never Have Heard Of And Should Support For Christmas!
It’s presents time. For yourself for your reading edification, and also for your friends and family. While I really want you to buy my book for every single person you know and then have them do the same for every person they know… there are other deserving authors out there of whom I am a […]
I have some pretty strange anxiety-based dreams, and have for the longest time. Not sure what’s involved with it but because of that, I have trouble sleeping when I’m not in my own bed, especially when I’m in a car or on an airplane—as I have this phobia where I think if I’m not awake […]
Final Fantasy XV First Impressions
I don’t play video games. It hurts my wrists and I can’t type a bunch and play in the same day. Causes my tendonitis to flare up badly, and then I can’t write. So I’ll repeat, I don’t play video games. Except for Final Fantasy.
Quiet, Not Quiet
Hey everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been quiet on the blog this week, as I did promise some talk about the fantastic White Wizard Games Fair.
Interview With Star Realms Artist Antonis Papantonio
Today I had the pleasure to sit down with White Wizard Games’s artist, and cover artist for Star Realms: Rescue Run, Antonis Papantonio. He did a great job on the book cover, and also designed the cards Chancellor Hartman, Commodore Zhang and Screecher for the Star Realms Deckbuilding Game. He’s done numerous other cards for […]
In all of my excitement for a new book releasing yesterday (Star Realms: Rescue Run if you haven’t heard of it) I was remiss in writing a blog about the release! This doesn’t mean I was busy. You can read all about it on my facebook, twitter, and all over the web. Here’s the book […]
The Final Countdown
This is it! Star Realms: Rescue Run hits tomorrow. Kindle preorders are still up at http://bit.ly/starrealmsnovel and I have word that ordering for the physical book will also be available tomorrow for those waiting for that. So excited! If you haven’t heard much about it yet…. well then you haven’t read this blog. But if […]
Trading Card Games: Old and New
Something New: A couple of ridiculously cool gaming things occurred this weekend: 1. Final Fantasy Trading Card Game released. Now I’ve ignored all TCGs the last several years because I like the Living Card Game (LCG) format pioneered by Android: Netrunner, and find it’s a more sustainable situation for playing games not to have […]
Terry Moore’s Motor Girl #1 Review (Spoiler Free)
Last week marked the release of Terry Moore’s new comic, Motor Girl #1. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this since the end of Rachel Rising, which is my favorite comic book series of all time, which you should check out the omnibus here. I’m a bit late in reviewing because of other obligations, but here goes!
Chatting with NTY Bestseller Todd McCaffrey
I’ve wanted to do a fireside chat, casual talk show for a long time, and on Saturday, I’m going to be doing my first test. The concept is Geekchats, where I talk with fellow geeks and industry professionals about, well, geek stuff. Baseball is included in the literal definition of “geek stuff” because if you […]
World Series Game 7 Analysis: The State of Baseball’s Future
Wait, this is a science fiction writer’s blog, right? Aren’t you going to talk about your new book, Star Realms: Rescue Run and its hot presale on Amazon, 2 days only for a kindle version at $2.99? http://bit.ly/starrealmsnovel There you go. Buy it and support awesome fiction! Seriously. Now that that’s out of the way. […]
ANNOUNCEMENT: It’s Here! Star Realms: Rescue Run!!!
I’ve been getting messages daily asking for when more information would be out on my novel, and it’s finally here! At least for the announcement. You’ll still have to wait til Nov 15th for delivery. I’ll have a pre order link coming soon. For now, here’s the cover and the announcement from Evil Girlfriend Media, […]
Random Thoughts 11/1/16
NaNoWriMo started today. I sit right now at 1,735 words, hope to double that before I finish today.
NaNoWriMoPrep: The Anatomy Of A Novel Part V: The Outline
Happy Halloween! Which means tomorrow is #NaNoWriMo. Oh my. Remember to breathe! This is the last installment of NaNoWriMo prep. I actually did mine over the weekend, but there’s still enough time for tonight. The last thing to do – is the dreaded outline! I actually break down my concept, close my eyes, think about […]
Someone asked me about all of the work I did for Doomtown: Reloaded, the card game from Alderac Entertainment that just met its demise for new production. This game has the coolest mechanics, worth checking out on the clearance racks of stores for sure. I wrote a LOT of words over the last couple of years, […]
NaNoWriMoPrep: The Anatomy Of A Novel Part IV: Expanding the Big Idea
We’re only 6 days away from NaNoWriMo. Are you getting nervous yet? I know I am. I have a book dropping mid-November that I have to promote every day. I have edits of another book I’m working on, I’ve got my job which keeps me busy and two kids which keep me even busier than […]
Space… the Tiny Frontier
Military Science Fiction or Space Opera has had a long tradition in the gaming world. There are a LOT of crossover fans of both of these things. I remember as a youth I’d play privateer and escape velocity (still the best computer game of all time, I don’t need your stinking graphics or cut scenes! […]
Top 5 Space Operas Of All Time
It’s not secret I’ve been thinking a lot about space opera recently. It’s my favorite thing to both read and write and I’ll be coming out with my first book in the genre in short order! In the meantime though, I’ve put together my list of my top five favorite all time space opera series. Any of […]
NaNoWriMo Prep: The Anatomy Of A Novel Part III
Hello there, NaNoWriMo enthusiast! Whether you’re writing, thinking of writing, or just interested in how these books are made, you’ve made it to Part III of my Anatomy of a Novel blog series. This step is going to be the first part where I’m actually going to be doing the work along with anyone else […]
Interview with Author S.D. Grimm
I don’t do a lot of guest posting on here, but from time to time I do have interest in promoting work that’s interesting to me. S.D. Grimm is the author of the forthcoming YA fantasy novel, Scarlet Moon, from Gilead Publishing. I’ve gotten to know her in the past through the writing community and […]
NaNoWriMo Prep: The Anatomy Of A Novel Part II
Welcome to the second part of our NaNoWriMo series: The Anatomy of A Novel! Last time, on this blog, I mentioned that the next step would be to create some characters to play around in our idea and make a story go. But we’re not ready to do that yet. Before we can get to […]
The Five Books That Got Me Interested In Writing
I’m going to take a brief detour from my NaNoWriMo prep, as today I started thinking about when I became interested in writing, and what pushed me to it. Honorable mention has to go to the television show, Babylon 5, as reading those scripts opened my eyes to in depth story telling at a young […]
NaNoWriMo Prep: The Anatomy Of A Novel Part I
After my last post, I received a question asking: how much prep can you really do for NaNoWriMo? And that’s a really good question. I’m aware that there’s different types of writers out there, some people just write and go, letting the flow take them where it needs to. This really isn’t for a writer […]