photo by Jerry Bauer

Blog Index

The Usual Questions

Ali Kayn, based in Melbourne, Australia, has asked a number of people "the usual questions" at her site and I've answered them here. (I left one of the questions unanswered because it seemed to overlap with another question.) For more answers to the questions, go here


My First Novel

There is a "Famous Firsts" promotion going on at Open Road Media offering my first published novel, Cloned Lives, in its e-edition at a bargain price through November 26, 2014.


Writers and Branding

In this essayNicola Griffith eloquently captures many of the difficulties and contradictions writers face in selling their work and themselves.She does a much better job of resolving these problems than I have ever managed.


And Now for Something Completely Different

I'm not the first person to say this, but "going forward" may be the most useless phrase in the English language. Think about it. Add it to any sentence and it's always either redundant or unnecessary.



I will soon have news about two upcoming books, but in the meantime, some updates on a few of my short stories now out in e-anthologies from Wildside Press. Buy the books (at a bargain price) and get lots of good reading.

My story "Out of Place" is available in The Cat Megapack: 25 Frisky Feline Tales Old and New, here.

Another of my cat stories, "The Mountain Cage," is included in The Second Cat Megapack, here.

My story "All Rights" is included in The Fifth Science Fiction Megapack, here.

My alternate history tale "Hillary Orbits Venus" is available in The Sixth Science Fiction Megapack, here.

"The True Darkness is out in The Eighth Science Fiction Megapack, here