(Authorial) Independence Day: Freedom and Free Books

July 4th isn't until Tuesday, but Independence Day festivities kicked off this weekend in my neighborhood. Fireworks, cookouts, and free...books? You heard right. I'm adding a little literary flair to the holiday this year, celebrating my authorial independence and the liberties self-publishing endows: Transient Phenomena, the first installment of my Syzygy sci-fi hexalogy, is now permanently free for... Continue Reading →

Sci-Fi Strikes Back: How Genre Fiction Can Combat Scientific Censorship

No longer content to misshelve his favorite fictions in the non-fiction section of our national discourse, our new Librarian in Chief now wants to ban the entire 500 class of the Dewey decimal system: science. Last week the Trump administration issued a so-called “gag order”  banning federal science institutions—including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Agriculture, and Department of... Continue Reading →

Passion in Publishing: Why I’m #PoweredByIndie

“You’re a published author?” My new acquaintance’s eyes widen in surprise. “Where can I find your books?” “On Amazon,” I explain. “I publish independently.” I watch my companion’s expression for the unmistakable flickers of confusion, disappointment, or even contempt. But only a smile appears. “That’s so cool! What’s it called?” I’ve had this conversation a... Continue Reading →

Out of the black hole (for now)

For those of you worrying (or hoping) that I'd fallen out of gravitational orbit, I'm still here. Summer got hectic in a hurry. (Darn day job. If I could just land a multi-million dollar movie deal, this wouldn't happen...ah well.) But I haven't been idle on the writing front. I've been plugging away at the... Continue Reading →

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