Biting her lip, the detective sat shakily on the couch across from her would-be partner. “…I’ll tell you everything.” The screen faded to black and my cackles spun out with the end credits. “Ah, this gag never gets old. The next episode will be all about how she hooked up with her partner.” My Laddie … Continue reading Shipping and Handling, Part 2: The Partner-Lover Tango
As Earth's shadow passes over the moon in tomorrow's eclipse, the curtain falls on another lunar realm: Right Ascension, the sixth and final installment of my Syzygy series, goes on sale today! It's only 99c on Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook. For readers who've been following the hexalogy, I'm excited to bring you its conclusion. … Continue reading New Books: “Right Ascension” Available Now!
"When people say, Did you always want to be a writer?, I have to say no! I always was a writer.” That quip from the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin headlines my “About the Author” page on this site. And perhaps it’s even true—I’ve certainly put my share of words on paper. But without Le … Continue reading The Journey: A Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin
Even without reading them in succession as I did, a lot of similarities emerge between Clifford D. Simak's Way Station (1964) and Joe Haldeman's The Forever War (1974), two classic science fiction novels published a decade apart. From humble beginnings, both ascended to the classic sci-fi cannon. Although they sometimes lack drama, they cultivate enough empathy … Continue reading Book Reviews: “Way Station” and “The Forever War”
Every January since I started running about a decade ago (has it really been that long?! Jeez, no wonder my hip hurts) I’ve celebrated New Year’s Day with a long run. Traditionally, the first song I cue on my playlist is U2’s “New Year’s Day”. (Yes, I’m that dorky. No, it doesn’t bother me anymore.) … Continue reading New Year, New Story