Minerva Wakes Hardcover Delay


Minerva Wakes

Today was going to be my Get The Minerva Wakes Hardcover Done day. But I work exclusively on a Mac. And in indie publishing, POD publishers give no love to the Mac. I did a gorgeous job of formatting the book. All chapters on right-hand pages. No headers or page numbers on chapter pages. Nothing on blank left-hand pages opposite … Continue reading →

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The Tale of the Tail in the TalysMana Revision


Revision Help

Last Friday, I printed out my manuscript and my revision worksheets, located my  pens, and set everything aside. Saturday was to be my first day of revision. And Saturday with the the big table cleared for writing, I started into revising my badly wrecked fantasy novel TalysMana, written back in 2010. I was planning on doing the way I always … Continue reading →

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The Philosopher’s Gambit, Episode 3 of Tales from The Longview, is live!


The Philosopher Gambit: Longview 3

This story has been done (except for the teaser for Episode 4) since early 2015. It’s the follow-up to The Selling of Suzee Delight, and follows the regulars from the first two episodes, plus some new folks. Tales from The Longview is my approach to a dystopian universe — told from the point of view of people not content to … Continue reading →

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Getting the books out, getting the word out.


Longview 2: The Selling of Suzee Delight

The second edition of Tales from the Longview, Episode 2: The Selling of Suzee Delight has entered distribution today. This is the sequel to Tales from The Longview, Episode 1: Born from Fire (previously released as Enter the Death Circus), now available permanently for free. I’m hoping to have the third episode, The Philosopher Gambit, ready to publish in two weeks. … Continue reading →

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Born from Fire: Permafree release of Episode 1 of Tales from the Longview


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When love is a crime, who will save the guilty? That’s the question at the heart of the first story in my Tales from THE LONGVIEW series. I’m releasing the story as permanently free. You can read the first chapter on the page, then download the complete story here. I’ll be adding all the other places where you can get … Continue reading →

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Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Cultural Appropriation: A question for other writers


The objective of writing science fiction, fantasy, (and fiction in general) is to explore the world of what could be, what should be, what should never be — to challenge your own assumptions, to discover, uncover, or invent new ways of thinking about life and new ways of seeing the world, humanity, and life, to expand beyond what is. Standing … Continue reading →

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Kate Wordly

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