On the Pulling of Milo’s Book

Some years back I was talking to an editor. At the time I was a pretty bright-faced newbie. We were discussing the job of acquisition editors—in other words, the choices publishers make in deciding what books they buy and what books they don’t. The guy described the final assessment as this: “If we can make […]

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The Knight Deception is Published!

Publication day is always a great day, and this one is perhaps even better than the rest. Why, you ask? Well, today represents my official full jump into the realm of political/SF thrillers, as The Knight Deception is now available through Skyfox Publishing! This makes me very happy. Trevin Knight has been one of my […]

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Making it

If you’re a new writer, I want you to think about this. Technically, the idea applies to everyone—I lived for years in the corporate world of product development, and the idea applies there, too—but new writers or others in creative fields will probably relate to it more than others. To you, I want to say […]

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Seriously, Martin, just get over it

So, I wrote and posted this a couple years back. It’s a post that discusses my own experience with reading Dr. King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” Reading it today is hard. Stunningly hard in some ways. I suggest you read it now, though. And as you read it I suggest you imagine Dr. King sitting […]

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STARFALL: Book 3 is Published!

The calendar is whooshing along isn’t it? I’m so pleased to note… The third book of Stealing the Sun, a space based Science Fiction series from frequent Analog contributor and bestselling Amazon Dark Fantasy author Ron Collins. Available from Skyfox Publishing at: A streak of light across a clouded sky A distant planet. A harsh […]

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STARBURST is available!

Yep…publication day #2 is here. Always an exciting day. Since this is already a long and scrolly post, I’ll leave my commentary brief today–except to note below that STARFLIGHT Book 1 is now available at 40% off list price (until Dec 20) at both Kobo and Amazon! But rest assured I’m quite pleased! STARBURST The […]

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Expectation vs. hope

Yesterday morning I came across this Washington Post article that details the historic levels of support that is being donated to various nonprofit organizations since the election. Lisa and I have had several conversations recently about the situation our country finds itself in. We’re both looking for bright sides, she maybe hoping for kinder and […]

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