Beyond Beginnings: Sequels

A Good Year End In November 2016 I became a published novel author, building on my years as a short story writer.  Where do you go from there? You write the sequel. Actually, I started writing the sequel long before I published "Faces of Janus". It's already gone out to beta readers, for publication in Spring 2017. My …

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December Treats!

An early Merry Christmas treat for you all. (Or a treat for whatever you celebrate at this time of year.) I have joined together with a group of brilliant authors to bring to your attention some excellent, sky-high Sci-fi & Fantasy novels at low, low prices. For more info, click here! You can painlessly squeeze the …

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Paradisi Chronicles Anthology

The latest in a long line of Chronicle Worlds Anthology best sellers just hit the Amazon electronic shelves! Another world. Another chance... In the last decades of the twenty-first century, seeking to escape a devastated Earth, ten families focus on constructing spaceships to colonize the world they call New Eden, in the Paradisi System. But the …

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Janus and June

CELEBRATION ! Another hectic month. June started with a week in the UK, celebrating my middle daughter's graduation (huge congrats!). It ended with a week at a German spa! In between, I managed to start work on my beta-readers' responses to my novel, "FACES OF JANUS".   Why "FACES OF JANUS" as a title? Well... …

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Plot Sketch #4635

So Many Ideas, So Little Time... (I have too short a lifespan to produce a full story from every idea I get, so will occasionally throw up out a plot sketch so you can see what you are missing...) Plot Sketch #4635 Earth is the only planet in the galaxy where chocolate and coffee grow, due …

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So Where Have I Been?

I took a long break between posts this year. I'm sure you noticed. So where have I been? Among other things, my acting hobby took over for a while with a sudden rush of auditions, resulting in a few days filming ("Toy Gun" and "A Storm In Their Stars"). Audition readings to prepare, lines to …

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Paradisi Chronicles

I mentioned the Paradisi Chronicles "co-operative" project in an earlier post. I've worked before in loose-knit shared-world projects, such as the  "No Revolution Is Too Big" anthology, but Paradisi Chronicles is different. Let me explain how... In July, 2014, best-selling author Hugh Howey's blog (Your Fear is My Opportunity) challenged traditional publishers to innovate. One suggestion was …

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Writing in Groups

  I kept reading about them in the blogosphere. Everyone recommends them: Writers' Groups! So how do you find one? Especially if you live in the small, non-English-speaking country of Luxembourg. So I filed it away as yet more writerly advice I couldn't take, like nationwide bookshop signings, getting into libraries... Perhaps I could find a critique …

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Dysprosium : SciFi Convention

Dysprosium was the 66th annual UK SciFi Convention, held at Easter 2015. (Yes, I'm still playing "catch-up".) Overview Weird and wacky, thoughtful and intelligent, and a Real Ale bar permanently packed-out with hobbits. Well, not real hobbits, but hairy folk wearing homespun and sandals. (For my non-UK readers, Real Ales are traditional beers produced by smaller breweries with …

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Press Release: The Future Is Short Vol 2

A new anthology that contains two of my own stories... THE FUTURE IS SHORT: SCIENCE FICTION IN A FLASH, Volume 2 Now Published ISBN: 9 781514 151518 (trade paperback) Published June 3, 2015 E-book published June 11, 2015 Thirty-six authors took a leap of faith in January 2015 to contribute their stories to The Future …

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