Category Archives: Books

MOA Book Buzz 2020

The Pikes Peak Library’s 2020 Mountain of Authors (MOA) has been shifted to November and December of this year in a virtual platform, versus its originally scheduled May 2, 2020 event. Here are the MOA Book Buzz video links: Non-fiction: … Continue reading

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Have I Found My Home—“New Weird”?

In working my Mountain of Authors video, I, once again, searched for a defining genre of my work…and think I may have found it! New Weird. Yes, this seems to be the most descriptive—and coolest!—of definitions I have yet found! … Continue reading

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Entering a New Chapter

This past June I retired early from thirty years at a large company, and prior to that, seven years in the military. It was a good run! But all that is in my past…and I am looking forward to my … Continue reading

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My First COSine 2020

I finally attended my first-ever COSine convention, January 17 – 19, 2020. I’d been interested in it for many years, but thought it was only for Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror (SF/F/H) types (my work isn’t typically categorized in these genres; I’m more … Continue reading

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COSine 2020

I am attending my first COSine this weekend! Here is a list of the participants and their bios. Here is the schedule. I am moderating one panels and sitting on two others, as well as attending a book signing:   … Continue reading

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Work-in-Progress Update

I’ve essentially met my targeted word count of 80,000 words (79,490) and have created 22 short stories just for this effort, but it’s not quite ready in terms of content. This is all first-draft mode, and I don’t want it … Continue reading

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The Need For Speed—Is Faster Better?

I recently read an article by about writing fast—a book every two weeks. And I have to admit to a sense of…utter disbelief…and it really got my panties in a bunch. I do not normally talk trash about other authors … Continue reading

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MileHiCon51 Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that this Friday through Sunday is MileHiCon51! I will be there sometime around 1 -2 p.m., on. My schedule: Friday, October 18th: Not moderating nor sitting on any panels…just enjoying the con! Saturday, October 19th: Group Reading … Continue reading

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Going To MILEHICON51

I am going to MileHiCon51 this year, which is October 18 – 20. Here’s my MileHiCon51 link. My schedule: Friday, October 18th: Not moderating nor sitting on any panels…enjoying the con! Saturday, October 19th: Group Reading and “Mixing Genres” discussion … Continue reading

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I Am Finding That…

…as I work on my new book…I find that I’m really having fun thinking about it. Like actually just sitting around and coming up with new… “vignettes”…to add to it…working out probable stories…shifting them around…. As I try to outline, … Continue reading

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