“Northwest of Eden” Awarded B.R.A.G. Medallion!

“Sure, 90% of science fiction is crud. That’s because 90% of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon When I first released Northwest of Eden, I was ashamed to admit I had self-published.  The stink of the term is an instant conversation stopper, morphing it from “Wow, how cool!” to “Oh.” Once Self-publishing became free, the cruddy […]

Nuts and Bolts

Or maybe just nuts. My cover designer slash beta reader slash best friend for life tells me that a blog is a way to connect with readers, that an author has to establish himself as a real person.  Based on some of the crazy things that happen to me in the most ordinary of situations, […]

Still Standing

I didn’t notice him at first.  I had spent a few extra minutes talking with a gentleman outside the gate, and the event had already started.  The occasion was an anniversary – the 70th, in fact, of the end of World War II.  People were gathered at a pavilion just inside the Springfield National Cemetery, […]

Curse of the Killer Cell Phone

I squinted as I stepped through the hissing doors.  The lights were surgically bright, banishing even the hint of shadow.  The place was packed with stumbling, mindless zombies, ambling from aisle to aisle, always seeking but never fulfilled. It wasn’t the latest episode of The Walking Dead.  I had returned to the nexus of evil, the […]