April & May

  BSFA Ytterbium Chocaholics and parents might have noticed it was Easter again last month. To me, that meant eating chocolate at the British Science Fiction Association's Annual Convention! Code-named Ytterbium, it was held this year at London Heathrow's Park Inn. As always, I rolled up ready to meet old friends, make new ones, and …

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Back in the Saddle

  Belated Happy New Year! It's been a while since I blogged. No, it wasn't the longest coffee break ever. To be honest, I've had enough medical, legal, and dentistry distractions to set me back more than a few months, but I'm bouncing back! Anyway, I had to put my writing and publication on hold, …

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Winter Is Coming

No, not another "Game of Thrones" review. It's snowing in Luxembourg, Halloween is here and there's only 55 days left to Christmas at time of writing. (To keep track of how time's running out for your gift shopping, click here.) And it's been another month of ups and downs in a writer's life... A Short Story Published "Your …

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The Writing Game

This writing game is a bit of a strange adventure. Telling Lies A fiction writer tells lies in a vacuum. S/he tells lies about things that didn't happen to people who don't exist. And there might be no one listening... (Hello? Anyone there? I'll carry on and you can catch up later.) Writers write - …

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Guilty As Charged

  In my previous post, I dangled some "click bait" about how I was over-committed, then offered only a cliffhanger. My bad. Seriously, I found myself in a time bind over the last few months... My next novel is a 1950's L.A. noir, "Private Vices". I was working hard on the final revision while looking …

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Struggling Author

It's been a long month. Apart from the usual writerly stuff (you know, the stuff a writer thinks s/he's going to be doing like... er... writing) authors across the world have been struggling with Amazon's widespread and apparently random deletion and blocking of reviews and trying to navigate the European Union's new GDPR law. Read …

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Back Home

Turning Worlds So much catching up to do now my I'm back home! The world just keeps on turning, even if I'm not watching it. (Quantum physicists are invited to comment below on that observation.) Distribution Channels My novels' distribution network continues to grow effortlessly! I use the Mention app to notify me if my name or my …

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Road Trip, Trilogies & Good News

Some of you might have noticed a long silence from me. Many will be grateful. But now I'm back! I just spent the whole of October on a road trip covering New England in the Fall and a batch of Canadian cities. Exhausted! If you want to visit New England in the Fall, you just have …

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66 and Counting…

I made it. Sixty-six years old! Sixty-six! And counting.   So how does it feel? I asked myself that last year. The answer's pretty much the same as then... It feels like when I was younger. You know -- 65, 64...? But a year ago, I hadn't published any novels and here I am, finalizing …

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PARADISI CHRONICLES & NEWS

NEW MUST-HAVE PARADISI CHRONICLES RELEASES (details below) As my regular readers know, my JANUS PARADISI series takes place in an open-source sci-fi universe. A what? Essentially, a group of authors agreed on the backstory and main features of a time and place where all action will occur, then write their own stories within those parameters. These stories …

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