Valdemar Pathways is Published!

Happy to note that Pathways, the latest Valdemar anthology is out, complete with my story “Out of the Pelagirs,” and Brigid’s story “Silent Storms.” It’s noteworthy that Brigid’s work is so full of the awesome that it leads the volume off. Yes, my daughter is better than me. Yes, I can live with that. [grin] […]

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STARCRASH is published!

This makes me very happy. (Note: If you read on Nook, it’s coming. They’re just taking their time processing…sorry about that). STARCRASH The sixth book of Stealing the Sun, a space based Science Fiction series from frequent Analog contributor and bestselling Amazon Dark Fantasy author Ron Collins.

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Beginnings and Endings

I’ve been thinking about openings and closings. When it comes to storytelling must-haves, I think these are the two most important things to get your mitts around. Sure, every element is important—stories that waiver in their basic foundation are not going anywhere, and work without engaging characters (or pick any other element you want) face […]

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STARCRASH is ready for pre-order!

Whew, for awhile there, I was wondering if this moment would ever come, but I’m so pleased to announce that Starcrash Book 6 of the Stealing the Sun series is now ready for pre-order! The book will be formally published December 1st (next week!), so grabbing it now makes sure it hits your reader the […]

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Sins of the Father Published!

Last night I released a notification for a fantastic anthology focused on ethics and social issues that, I’m quite proud to be part of. Today I get to announce project #2! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Time passes. Teenage sidekicks grow up. Heroes and villains settle down and start families, with the next generation of […]

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Stars in the Darkness

I am incredibly happy to note that my story “G-Bomb” has been included in this fantastic new project. Stars in the Darkness–Stories of Wisdom, Justice, and Love, is a collection of stories about why justice matters, and what the ramifications are for individuals, groups, towns, countries, or even worlds if justice is not expected, encouraged, […]

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How Do I Get Better at Writing?

In the months before we moved to Arizona, I met up for lunch with a young writer who asked lots of “how do I get started” kinds of questions. He was an energetic guy with lots of passion and just the right amount of oblivion to the idea failure to ensure he would make it […]

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A Dark Day for the Cards

So, there I was, sitting in my Louisville Cardinal pajama bottoms this morning when I saw reports that the school was preparing to fire head basketball coach Rick Pitino. Shortly thereafter, that news came to include athletic director Tom Jurich, who was presumably fired because he refused at this point to get rid of Pitino. […]

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