The Beacon Saga Serial will soon only be available on Kindle

August 5, 2016 in General Topics, Other Stuff

thecompletebeacon_300pxThe Beacon Saga Serial started as a stand-alone tale. I realized the universe deserved more than that, and was just too compelling to leave alone. So, that single story quickly grew into an eight parts, most of which were sequentially longer than those that came before. I then published an Omnibus (that includes bonus content).
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Picking the Ball Back Up

November 14, 2014 in General Topics

Yes, an update post. I said a while back I wasn’t going to do these anymore, because meta bores readers, but this one seemed important to make.

I told myself that after the release of the concluding installment to the Beacon Saga Serial, I might take a well-deserved break. Given the race involved with placing that final installment into the wild, I would have certainly been justified in doing so. A week or two wouldn’t kill me, right?

Really, though, I’m not that kind of author. When I can move the ball down the court, I like to do so. I like to be productive. I also like to keep my readers informed of just what’s in store for them in the future.

Both of these drivers have dovetailed into the subject of today’s blog post. It’s time to tie everyone in, formally, on what my next projects will be, and what’s in the pipe over the next several months. Read the rest of this entry →

The Beacon Saga Concludes with Beacon – Part VIII!

October 23, 2014 in General Topics, Slideshow Topic

Beacon - Part VIIIWe’re finally here! Beacon – Part VIII is now available, and it marks the end of the road for this serial.

Head to the installment’s page to find links to it on your choice of ereader platforms.

Please don’t forget that you can still grab Part I absolutely free (where available).

Here’s the blurb:

Part VIII–and the end–of the BEACON SAGA SERIAL.

Out of time and out of options, a desperate alliance will risk everything to stop an interstellar war.

The Cholsons, Nastron and the Petack have come together for an audacious experiment that will place them squarely in the crosshairs of the Nomads. In the jungles of Promise, Thrat struggles to evade search teams sent to capture him–or kill him. Aboard the Rigolo, Sarki and Castor plot an escape from the clutches of the fanatical shiplord, Rara, who is marshalling the first layer’s remaining strength for a terrible purpose. Secrets long-hidden will be revealed, great powers will hurl their might upon each other, and a force greater than anything the universe has ever seen will be unleashed.

A special novella-length concluding serial installment of nearly sixty thousand words–more than three times the length of any previous.

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My Writing Process (Blog Tour)

May 26, 2014 in General Topics

On a regular basis I get asked for advice or guidance from folks who are wondering about my methods for creating the characters and plots that populate my fiction. Oftentimes these beginning writers have dabbled in a few chapters toward their own work, or produced an outline, or something similar, and they’re befuddled on how to proceed. I’m always happy to help, but I usually can’t go into the details that would be most beneficial to them (due to time constraints), and I regret that.

So when I was invited to join a blog tour that was being conducted by many other authors, I was intrigued, largely by the premise: expound on one’s writing, and the process behind it. Read the rest of this entry →

Nearing the end of the Beacon Saga with Beacon – Part VII!

May 16, 2014 in General Topics, Slideshow Topic

Read Beacon – Part VII today!

Beacon - Part VIIIt’s the last short-length installment before the conclusion of the Beacon Saga. I’m proud to release Beacon – Part VII, available for purchase now. It’s just over seventeen thousand words.

Releasing this installment gets to the subject of concluding this long odyssey, which I’ll get to in a moment. But here’s the obligatory links first:

You can go to Part VII’s page to find it on your choice of ereader platforms. If you’ve never started the series, give it a shot with Part I, for FREE (where available).

Here’s the blurb:


Alliances collapse. War rages. But a child’s secret could overshadow it all. Part VII of the Beacon Saga.

Mally, Tersias and Nastron take a ship helmed by a dangerous pilot to a secret meeting in the heart of Beacon’s deadliest layer. Thrat suspects a growing plot against Baelick, and finds himself having to make hard choices. An incredible theory comes to light. This, and more, in the last installment before the Beacon Saga’s conclusion.

A serial installment of seventeen thousand words.


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