Summer Reading: Start the “Syzygy” Series for Free this Weekend

Next week brings the summer solstice, official calendar start to the season. Whether you prefer books by the pool or under the air conditioning, I'm offering a free addition to your summer reading list. Transient Phenomena, the first installment of my Syzygy hexalogy, will be free to download on Amazon Kindle this weekend. Fans of science fiction, … Continue reading Summer Reading: Start the “Syzygy” Series for Free this Weekend

Polishing the Bones: What Home Remodeling Taught Me About Story Revision

After months of paint, plywood, and plaster dust, we've almost finished the renovations on our first house! Home wasn’t the only thing I’ve been remodeling: while sawdust swirled, I also revised Syzygy IV: Escape Velocity, which publishes on June 27. Rearranging words on a page may be less visibly messy than installing cabinets and putting … Continue reading Polishing the Bones: What Home Remodeling Taught Me About Story Revision

Sci-Fi’s Glass Ceiling: A Guest Post Every Fan Should Read

Fantasy author Intisar Khanani featured a great guest post on her website this week, in which SFF author Anela Deen examines the challenges female sci-fi writers face in creative circles. The incisive piece really hit home for me. Although compelled to respond, I don't have a Disqus account and my remarks are unreasonably lengthy for website comments, so … Continue reading Sci-Fi’s Glass Ceiling: A Guest Post Every Fan Should Read