New Book Release: “Sometimes After Dark”

A collection of thoughtful tales by J Dark Among the tales collected here to make you think, question, and wonder … A rescue mission in a combat zone on a hostile planet becomes something more A young girl, searching for the parents who abandoned her, discovers that some answers...

Report from BayCon 2019

My first ever BayCon! You’d think that, after living in the Bay Area all of these years, I would have gone before now. But, um, no. I was told that it was smaller than in previous years, but I had no previous experience from which to measure that. It...

New Book Release: “Grimaulkin Tales”

You can tell a lot about a person by looking at the people in their life — Mike LeBonte is no exception. Who is Ritter, and why is he so important to Mike? Who is the Grey Man in the Atheneum? And what is Chevalier to the Rosicrucians? Did...

New Book Release: “Due Date”

Surrogate mother Shelby McDougall just fell for the biggest con of all — a scam that risks her life — and the lives of her unborn twins. Twenty-three-year-old Shelby McDougall is facing a mountain of student debt and a memory she’d just as soon forget. An ad in Rolling...

New Book Release: “Memory and Metaphor”

Civilization fell. It rose. At some point, people built starships. A millennium after the Earth was abandoned to climate change and resource depletion, Sharon Manders wakes up in a body that used to belong to somebody else, and some say she was a terrorist. She has no idea how...

New Book Release: “The Last Speck of the World”

No name. No race. No nationality. The survivor of the perfect catastrophe struggles to preserve herself and her hope that she may be found — by humans. “I am female, thirty-two, alone in the last speck of the world. My name, my race and my nationality are no longer...

Prime Discovery

Having now watched Star Trek: Discovery Season One on Blu-ray, and that it’s been available for over a month (who releases a set that like on DVD and Blu-ray in the middle of NaNoWriMo? I’m looking at you CBS/Paramount!), I want to offer one additional quick item: I would...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Hindsight Rather Than Foresight

Final word count:  50,203 Words this week:  3,181 Average words per day:  1,591 Slow and steady once again “wins” the race. I broke my three-year-long “losing” streak (although any year during which my word count is greater than 0 cannot truly be considered a “loss”). During the first two weeks, it looked...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week Four

Current word count:  47,022 Words this week:  15,752 Average words per day:  2,247 This week’s word count ended exactly where I needed it to in order to ensure a reasonable chance at “winning” this year. The Virtual Write-In helped a lot and accomplished its goal for me: putting my word count “above...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week Three

Current word count:  31,290 Words this week:  11,605 Average words per day:  1,658 This week’s word count is not quite where I would want it to be (I usually set a goal of 1,800 words/day, just to make sure to have a buffer for less productive days), but I will definitely take...