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Post Launch Update #2

With the weekend over, I wanted to share the final post-launch figures for Trials on Amazon Kindle: There were a total of 92 downloads and 138 KENP read over the 3 day free promotional period. I’m pretty happy with that number, given it was largely driven by sharing with friends and family over Facebook and… 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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Trials – Now Published

I’d like to extend a big thank you to all of my family, friends, and readers that helped me publish my first novel – so THANK YOU! To celebrate, I’ll be running a free promotion where you can download the book here from Amazon absolutely free throughout the Columbus Day Weekend (Saturday-Monday). Thank you all… Read more »

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Trials the Novel: Chapter 5

Fingers crossed, Steve and Amy Jones huddled around the small TV. Usually he didn’t play the lottery, but after being out of a job for the last year he started playing monthly. The prize: a one-way-all expenses-paid trip to Mars for you and your family as part of a recruiting gimmick by Unicore Technologies and… Read more »

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Science Fiction History

I’m not sure who to credit this diagram to, but I wish I could because its a lot of fun to look at! I’m getting ready to start the Dune Series by Frank Herbert – which is just below the New Wave header in the diagram. How many of these classics have you guys read?

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Trials – Chapter 4

Moonlight reflected dimly off a picture that Evie had now been staring at thoughtfully for at least half an hour. She had stared at that photo hundreds of times for countless hours, but tonight, perhaps by the pale light of the moon, Evie noticed something she hadn’t seen before. It was a picture of their… 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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Trials – Chapter 3

“Clark, you’re looking at it all wrong!” The sharply dressed Unicore executive argued over a cup of steaming coffee. His hair was as dark as the moonless night that hovered outside the windows of the coffee house. Jacob wore a black suit, a white neatly pressed shirt, and a red tie. The tie had a… Read more »

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The Woman of Mars

My Mars enthusiasts have surely seen these images before – but I thought it appropriate to blog about them all the same, given my love of Mars and my novel Trials. The pictures that are published from the Mars rover (you can view them here) are simply phenomenal and do so much to stir the… Read more »

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If I Die on Mars

The above video is an interview from the Guardian that follows three of the final 100 Mars One competitors to take a one way journey to the red planet. While the interview questions give us a glimpse into who the person truly is, I find the last minute of the video to be the most… Read more »