Star Wars: The Times They Are A Changin’

Warning, there be spoilers beyond…enter at your own risk, though I figure you’ve probably seen everything by now. Anyway, in the name of catching up a bit: let’s talk about Star Wars. Bottom line, I’m in the “loved it” camp. It’s not perfect. Structurally, I have things I would like to have seen happen (or […]

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Kobo Deal: Saga of the God-Touched Mage

If you’ve been interested in checking out my fantasy series Saga of the God-Touched Mage, here’s a quick post-holiday blast to note that now may be the time. Kobo is running a series of deals on the two boxed sets… Saga of the God-Touched Mage: Volumes 1-4 (40% off) CA: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/p/boxing17ca US: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/p/holiday2017 UK: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/p/holiday2017 […]

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First Rays of New Sun

As we cross by Winter Solstice and move toward the new year, I’m thrilled to note that Midwinter Fae a collaborative anthology that includes my story “First Rays of New Sun” is now available. You find links to get it in all formats here. I had a great time bending the rules a little with […]

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Rebranding the Cleveland Indians

“Everyone talks about getting rid of Chief Wahoo but nobody does anything about it.” That’s how a recent NBC Sports article starts. A moment later, though, it turns its focus to some very cool work my son-in-law has done that envisions a different approach to a “problem” the Cleveland Indians: primarily how do they edge […]

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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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