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Cryptocurrency: My Thoughts

With all the back and forth on cryptocurrency, I thought it would be worthwhile to provide thoughts from the perspective of a science fiction author. My prediction: Cryptocurrency is the platform that will enable financial wealth throughout the galaxy and can be tied to a host nation or planetary system. The Good Aspects of Cryptocurrency It… Read more »

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Trials Paperback Now Available

 After months of reworking the cover, waiting for proofs to arrive to an APO box during the busy Christmas rush, reworking the cover, and waiting for more proofs to arrive, I’m happy to announce that the Trials paperback version is now available on Amazon and through numerous other distribution channels! There are a few things I’ll… Read more »

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On Writing – A Reader’s Pace

The pace of a reader as they go through your story or novel is an important aspect that the author must capture to build a more immersive environment around the reader. A fast reader’s pace is a deliberate tool the writer can use to generate emotions of frenzy, fear, or anxiety. Conversely, slowing the reader’s… Read more »

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Author Page on Goodreads

I’m proud to announce that my author page on Goodreads is finally complete and the book is listed and ready to be found! I like the Goodreads profile for a few reasons. First, and most importantly, it provides a great venue where I can engage with an audience. Goodreads allows me to set an “Ask the… Read more »

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Trials – Post Launch Update

Hi Friends! I just wanted to update you on a few thoughts – post launch. First – Thank you to everyone that downloaded a free copy of the book! I’m really excited to start reading the reviews and hope that this free promotion through the weekend drives more interest in the future. Now onto the… Read more »

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The Editing Process

Wow, what a week! I’ve just returned from my three week long trip to Slovenia to find my editor had finished work on the latest version of my manuscript. For the seasoned authors out there, you know what I’m going to say next; for us newbies… wow again – and let me explain. There are… Read more »

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Free Photos

You may have noticed that I enjoy using featured images on a lot of my posts. While I generally love photos because they stir the imagination to far away places, I believe there is a practical use as well. Branding. I mention branding in an earlier post about cover design and I think it is just as… Read more »

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Cover Design

Judging a book by its cover? As an author, I should probably know better. But I do it all the time. Whether I’m browsing Amazon Kindle for a book or Netflix for a movie, I often times don’t even read the title below it. I just look at the picture. Is it intriguing? Is it… Read more »

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A friend recently asked me what my fascination with aliens was. “Legal or Illegal?” I asked. “No, Aliens, like in your stories!” He laughed. His eyes added “Doofus” to the end of that statement. Huh… Aliens. I don’t know. I didn’t at the time. When I take the time to reflect, however, I have to… Read more »

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Writing is hard

Now that I’ve finished my first novel, I must say writing is hard. Real hard. Let me explain. It isn’t difficult to turn the stuff inside my head into words on paper; in fact, I would argue that the best part of writing is going deep inside of myself and expressing those feelings and emotions… Read more »