Announcement: Publication Dates

Announcement: Publication Dates

This morning’s blog is a bit of housekeeping. I have one set publication date to announce and a couple of tentative dates. Between them will be other projects going on. I simply haven’t figured out where they will fall in this year’s release schedule yet. The one set date is Feb. 6th. That is when Light Magic will go live. I’m very excited for this release. The book has been a great […]

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Light Magic – Snippet 3

(This is from the rough draft of Light Magic. There may be — and probably are — misspellings, grammar issues and more that will be corrected in the editing phase. You can find Snippet 1 here and Snippet 2 here. Of course, the usual disclaimers apply.) Welcome home? What the hell was she talking about? “Someone had better start explaining or I’m out of here.” To put action to words, I dug […]

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Light Magic – Snippet 2

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Yesterday, I posted the opening sequence to Light Magic. Now that the characters and I aren’t fighting one another any longer, the book is flying. As I noted in the previous post, I have been able to use some of the original draft as well as the draft for the book that turned out to be a mix of this book and the next. That means, hopefully, it won’t take me long […]

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Snippet

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Yesterday, I talked about the trouble I was having with the current work-in-progress. I finally figured it out and have written about it over at Mad Genius Club. What I realized is I’ve been trying to force what should be the book after this into this book. So I’m going through and taking what I can from the original draft that I initially put aside and the current draft and writing the […]

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On Bergdahl and writing and other things

This is going to be a quick post. I’ll be back this afternoon with a more substantial entry. However, I do have posts up at Victory Girls and Mad Genius Club this morning. At VG, I talk about the delay of Bowe Bergdahl’s sentencing and how he is still grasping at any straw he can find to avoid taking responsibility and paying the consequences for deserting his post. My MGC post is […]

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Writing Life

Oh how I wish the Hollywood image of a writer was real — no, not the writer in books like Misery. I’m talking about the image of Jessica Fletcher and Richard Castle, among others. You know, writers who have little trouble with characters who refuse to cooperate and where the money comes in hand over fist. Heck, I’d be happy with only one of the two happening. But that’s not the truth […]

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A Snippet, a Reminder and More

We’ll start with the reminder first. Vengeance from Ashes (special edition with exclusive content) is currently available for pre-order. Release date is Oct. 17th. This new edition expands on the original edition without changing the overall story arc. Work is progressing on the special edition of Duty from Ashes, as well as Honor from Ashes. They will be released in December and January. Now for the “more”. Actually, it is a request. […]

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On B&N, Spenser Rapone and more

Just a quick post this morning. Yesterday, I blogged over at Mad Genius Club about the latest news coming out about Barnes & Noble. Today, I have a post up at Victory Girls about that poor excuse for an Army officer, Spenser Rapone. While completely different topics, they have one thing in common: they are perfect examples of someone doing whatever the hell they want without worrying about the consequences. In B&N’s […]

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Light Magic — Snippet #1

(The opening of the novel, as well as some of the main character’s backstory, has changed. Myrtle, being the evil muse that she is, might demand further changes before publication. But here is the opening scene. This is from the rough draft. Hope you enjoy!) *** If anything happens to me, go home to Mossy Creek. I mean it, Meggie. Go there and find Serena Duchamp. She’ll know what to do. Promise […]

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Light Magic and the Evil Muse

Moving from one writing project to another isn’t always a smooth process. That is especially true when, like me, you have an evil muse. Myrtle, my own particular evil muse, loves to torment me by giving me the basic plot of a book but multiple ways to start it. I swear she does it because she knows it will drive me crazy. But I guess that’s better than having no idea how […]

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