To Walk on Alien Sands Now Available in the Amazon Exclusive Anthology: Vizions of the Future.

The author-driven marketing company, BooksGoSocial, whose group I’m part of on Facebook, decided to explore the wild world of Kickstarter through an anthology series promoting voices and stories that might otherwise have been overlooked. When they put the call out, … Continue reading

WorldCon76 (2018) Con Report

WorldCon 76 was amazing, overwhelming, and huge. I made new friends, caught up with old ones, and talked about all sorts of fascinating things. To give a feel for the sheer size, I went through the dealer’s room three, maybe … Continue reading

Join Me at WorldCon 2018 for a Panel About Body Language

The cat is out of the bag, so to speak: Schedule prep for #worldcon2018 begins. I'm moderating a panel on Body Language and Writing with @scottsigler @howardtayler @Marfisk and Fred Wiehe. The best part so far? I get introduced to … Continue reading

Focus on Inspiration: Shafter

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Focus on Characters posts as much as I have and now see those people a little differently. I’m not abandoning that series, but I decided to take a break from it to talk about … Continue reading

BayCon 2018 Con Report

Oh, where to begin… This year was a wonderful one on so many levels. Thanks to a new assistive device called Grover–officially a LifeGlider–(I really need to introduce you all to him soon), I could participate more fully in BayCon … Continue reading

Focus on Characters: Willem of Uncommon Lords & Ladies with an Excerpt

Class and social standing is very much a part of both historical works and my Regency romances. Showing the influence of my reading novels written during that timeframe, though, you’ll find servants who are almost members of the family. They … Continue reading

Focus on Characters: Jade of Seeds Among the Stars with Excerpt

If you’ve been reading my books and stories, you might have noticed a common theme that runs through many of them: culture clash and cross cultural communication. Seeds Among the Stars is rife with these issues because I have a … Continue reading

Focus on Characters: An Unsung Hero in Safe Haven with an Excerpt

Safe Haven is a love story between Lily Crill and Henry Stapleton, but it’s also an introduction to the complications of my steampunk world, The Steamship Chronicles. I mentioned my issues with developing Sam (the younger sister) as a character … Continue reading

My “Annotated” BayCon 2018 Panel Schedule

BayCon season is upon us and my panel assignments look like they’ll be fascinating discussions. I am the moderator for most them, so I plan to do my best to make that happen. Good questions from the attending members are … Continue reading

New Story, New Venture: Exploring Kickstarter with BooksGoSocial

Have you ever supported something on Kickstarter? I’ve backed many projects, but this is my first time on the other side of the picture. BooksGoSocial (BGS), an author-driven marketing company headed by Laurence O’Bryan, is exploring the world of Kickstarter … Continue reading