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The holidays are coming and we are giving away books! Want to know how to win? The official rules are listed below, but read on for the highlights. We are giving away one copy of one of the following books, POST, Edge of Dark, Spear of Light, or Cracking the Sky to TWO lucky winners. […]

Orycon: Edge is Awarded, POST is talked about….

This is my brief Orycon report. Orycon is held once each year in November, in Portland, Oregon. I always enjoy this convention, and this year was no different.  I had many great conversations with friends. Most, of course, were about politics. So I’ll let you imagine those for now, since we’re all talking politics this month.  There […]

Orycon Schedule

I’ll be at Orycon 38 in Portland, Oregon from November 18th and 19th. Here’s my schedule: Friday from 5:00 – 6:00 Minor Characters (Moderator)  Friday from 6:30 – 7:00 Endeavour Awards (Edge of Dark is a finalist!) Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 Hybrid Vigor: Choosing both traditional and self-publishing Saturday from 12:00 – 1:00 Science Fiction […]

Post #8: The Last Hurrah!

This is the seventh post in my POST series of postings.  🙂 We’re funded, but not yet finished. We’re at $3,967 out of $3,500 and there are 45 hours to go.  This, of course, is great news.  It means POST will be read — we have 143 backers (collectively – for the two books – […]

Post #5: Why Crowdfunding, why eSpec?

This is the fifth entry in my series about POST, the novel that eSpecBooks is crowdfunding via Kickstarter.  For reference, we’re at $2240 out of $3500 at this moment, which is Saturday morning.  I’m telling stories about the book….and this is the promised story of why it’s coming out via a Kickstarter. It’s more than a story about […]

Post #4: On the Rising Part of the Curve

I’ve already told a few stories about POST – how I finally got use Cynthia Radthorne’s art, how the story started, and how it’s partly a conversation with another author’s work.  I’m telling these stories because eSpecBooks is currently crowdfunding POST and another novel by Jack Campbell (The Sister Paradox) on Kickstarter.  More about that […]

Post #3: A Conversation with “The Road”

This is the third entry in a set of linked posts about my novel POST, which will be out soon from eSpecBooks.  Note – if you get in on the Kickstarter, that will help out greatly. Writers often write in conversation with other writers. That’s natural – we read, and what we read moves us, […]

POST #1. POST! Really…my novel Post is now on Kickstarter!

I’m pleased to announce that eSpec Books is publishing my novel POST via Kickstarter. I wrote POST some time (pre-MFA) and I’m pleased to have it see a bright, shiny daylight right alongside a Jack Campbell novel.  I’ll talk about it here every few days to tell the story of how the book started, how it got picked up […]

Worldcon Schedule – Kansas City!

I’m really excited about this programming.  It’s all great.  Please note that my reading is early in the convention.  But hey, it’s right after one of may favorite topics, Environmental Speculative Fiction. So drop by for the panel and stay for the reading.  I also get to moderate some of my favorite writers….. The Re-emergence […]

Edge of Dark a finalist for the Endeavour award!

I’m pleased that Edge of Dark is a finalist for the Endeavour Award. The winner will be announced at Orycon on Friday, November 18. Here’s a list of all the finalists: Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper, Pyr Books; Irona 700 by Dave Duncan, Open Road Integrated Media; The Price of Valor by Django Wexler, […]