October 21, 2013 in General Topics
We have a winner in our raffle to win a Kindle Paperwhite, which ended at midnight last night:
Our winner is Michael R. Thanks for entering–and reading–everyone!
October 15, 2013 in General Topics
You 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: http://jonathancg.net/spaceoperapromo/
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.
August 2, 2013 in General Topics
The other day I was talking to my friend and colleague, Susan Kaye Quinn, about our respective serials. Susan is a solid writer currently tearing up the charts with her Debt Collector series, which features a reluctant young man named Lirium (short for Delirium). Lirium has the astounding ability to harness and transfer life force from one person to another, and he does it all under the full sanction of the government.
We thought it would be fun to pit our worlds against each other: the chilling world of Susan’s Debt Collector serial against the dying universe of the Beacon Saga . You get to vote which you’d rather live in! And enter to win a free episode from each serial!
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March 8, 2013 in General Topics
“Beacon” is a short story of about 6,000 words. When I first wrote this piece, I intended it to be a one-off tale, but its universe is so rich, and reader feedback so compelling, that I decided to make it a serial. This is a great way for you and your friends to get in on the ground floor for the rest of the ride.As a matter of fact, I encourage you to check out Part II. It’s twice the length of Part I, it’s only $.99, and it’s waiting:
I’ll end this post with the blurb for Part I, which sets the stage for the whole Beacon saga:
Tersias and Mally have lived their lives in orbit around Beacon, the last star in the Universe. But now the young couple have done the impossible: they have conceived.
And something has noticed.
February 14, 2013 in General Topics
Paul Western-Pittard, a writer for both print and screen, chose to interview me over on his official site.
Hopefully I don’t come across as self-absorbed. My philosophy with questions is always answer honestly, however, which is what I did here. I suppose, as with all things, I’ll let the reader draw their own conclusions.
I want to thank Paul for his time, and I encourage readers to check out his work.