29 March 2013
I've been meaning to do this for a long time and now it's done. If you look along the righthand side of my blog, you'll see links to purchase signed print copies of all my books. As a bonus, signed copies are priced a buck under the official Amazon price. Enjoy!
19 January 2013
It's in the digital edition of a newish magazing called irevuo. If you click on this link, you'll get a PDF download. The review is on page nine. Check out the magazine when you have a chance - they lots of cool articles, including an interview with David Gaughran, the author of Let's get Digital.
13 January 2013
The first solid draft of Weight of A World is complete, and it's pretty clean, for once. This is the second story in my new Dispossessed series.
Next up is revisions, beta reading, more revisions, and then it's off to my editor in February. The current draft is about 20K words long, or about eighty pages... My guesstimate is that it'll shrink down to around 18K, or about seventy, by the time all is said and done. We'll see. I'm excited about this one. I'm experimenting with some cool scifi themes that I've always enjoyed reading but never tried writing before. Fun stuff like... well, you'll have to wait and see. But I think you'll enjoy it.
The other bit of news is I finally have print versions of A Wasting Time for sale! Yay! Only $5.99 on Amazon.
16 December 2012
As I've been working my way through the text of Fire: Elements of the Undead and turning it into a podcast, I realized I often mention plants (and sometimes animals) that only exist in southern Arizona. This afternoon, I was hiking with my wife and I happened to have my phone with me, so I decided to take a few pictures of the plants that often serve as backdrops in my stories.
We'll start with the cholla cactus:
That's me with my arms wrapped dangerously close to a teddy bear cholla. This monster makes its first appearance in the early chapters of Fire, when Cesar is trekking through the Sonoran desert. They're nasty buggers with gazillions of spines and you want to steer well clear of them.
Next up is a patch of prickly-pear cactus. These are a little more common around the US, and I wouldn't be surprised if they exist on other continents as well. I've seen them in Colorado and I believe I even saw a patch in Virginia once. They get really big here in Arizona - I've seen pads the size of dinner plates on several occasions.
That's it for now. If you like what you see, let me know and I'll take some more pics next time I'm out - maybe even a Javelina if I'm lucky.