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10th Anniversary Silver Ship and the Sea Cover

I’m pleased to share the beautiful cover that Wordfire Press designed for the 10th anniversary edition of The Silver Ship and the Sea: I love the simplicity of the cover, and wanted to share it.  Thanks to Janet McDonald for a great cover design. If you want  copy, the best deal for this new version […]

Stories of Fremont’s Children

My first solo novel, The Silver Ship and the Sea, is getting a fabulous tenth anniversary edition from Wordfire Press, available this month.  This is a favorite tale of mine, with beloved characters I got to spend many long hours with.  It was my first award-winning novel. The basic story is that six genetically altered […]

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 #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, […]

In which an author is given a lovely gift

I was lucky enough to be invited to talk at the Cavalcade of Authors a few weeks ago in Pasco, Washington.  They just emailed me a survey and went, “Oh, by the way – we did some book trailers for you.  Do you want to see them?” Well, yeah. Look! A book trailer for Silver […]

Release Day for Wings of Creation!

Pardon the happy little post in advance.  It’s a gray day here is Seattle – with a touch of pink sunrise still in the window – but I’m hoping for a good one. A lot of writing is work.  By the time a book comes out,  I’m two books or more past it, and living […]

New winner, and the book giveaway continues….

I’m pleased to announce that Samuel Montgomery-Blinn is the latest winner in the book giveaway.  He chose The Silver Ship and the Sea. There are two more drawings left – one this Friday and one on the 10th which is the release date for the hardcover of Wings of Creation.  The release date drawing will […]

Various useful webbishry

First, Seattle Geekly does a great podcast.  As I’m sure you can guess, they talk about all things Seattle that would interest the slightly more – well, geekly (gaming, conventions, science fiction and fantasy, anime, steampunk, other local events).  I listen in when I get time.  Even better, I visited them last week and we […]

The Academy of New World Historians is Born

Writers have the best job in the world.  We make stuff up.  We daydream and what we daydream becomes real – as a book or a story or a poem. People read our daydreams, our musings, the things that grow out of our subconscious. I really did it this time. It all started with the […]

In which I become a publisher

People ask me regularly if I have books available on the Kindle.  It’s possible that happens more to me than to other authors, since I live and work in Amazon’s home town and my friends are tech geeks.   I’m pretty sure that my novels will find their way there eventually through my publisher, Tor Books, […]