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 […]
It’s the end of the year, and I have to admit I’ve been feeling more than a little unproductive. This is sometimes bad for me, because I’m one of those people who can handle missing my personal goals for only so long. After a point I get angsty. You know what I mean, right? Some […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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] […]
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.
I’m busy writing today, so instead of grand words of wisdom here’s a picture of Sophie.
Recently, a friend of mine dropped me a note. He had picked up Starburst, Book 2 of my most recent series. Received book Starburst, yesterday. I’m just 30 pages in, but it sure changed the sympathies of the reader as to who are the bad guys. This totally made my day. If there’s something I’ve […]
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 […]