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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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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The Beacon Saga continues with Beacon – Part VI!

February 11, 2014 in General Topics, Slideshow Topic

Beacon - Part VII’m thrilled to release Beacon – Part VI to you today. It’s just over seventeen thousand words.

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:

Hope can be the most dangerous force in the universe. Part VI of the Beacon Saga.

Calls to action come as a vast Nomad flotilla assembles in the upper layers. While Nastron strives to keep his fellow shiplords and allies from unleashing their might, Thrat finds himself the most-wanted alien in Beacon’s orbit. Caught in the middle of intrigue and interstellar conflict, Mally and Tersias try to protect Faith and each other even as their lives fall apart. Alliances will shatter. New powers will rise. And before it is over, a single voice will promise what seems so lost: a chance.

A serial installment of seventeen thousand words.

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How About Some Great Space Opera Science Fiction and a Chance at a Kindle?

October 15, 2013 in General Topics

Space_opera_promoYou haven’t heard from me in a while, I know, and that hasn’t been because I haven’t been busy. Take this little offer, for example, that’s running from October 15th – October 20th at midnight: myself and a host of other space opera authors have gotten together to give away a Kindle Paperwhite, and we’re hoping you’ll take a look at the fiction we offer in the process. Of course the Beacon Saga is represented, as that’s my most-prominent delve into this genre.

What is space opera? Think science fiction with less an emphasis on the “science” and more on the “fiction”. I tell people science fiction is like fantasy taking a trip on a space shuttle. Rules will be broken at will. Space opera attracts a lot of readers because it’s narrative-based, typically, and is just a lot of fun. That’s not so say it can’t be deep, though. You’re familiar with the best-known example out there: Star Wars.

Anyway, just click the image in this post, or take a gander at:

Do me a favor, when you’re there–spread the word. Download some books. Like some pages. Tweet about it. I’d appreciate it, and these good authors would as well.

Stay tuned.