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September 21, 2017

I've made some audio recordings of most of my books available on my website. Keep in mind these are not high-end professional recordings. Until I figure out something else, they will have to suffice.

As always, e-book and paperback versions of the books are available on Amazon (and other places), and all of the paperbacks are available on Lulu.
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Published on September 21, 2017 10:49 • 2 views

December 17, 2016

Book II of the Secrets of the Elements series is now available in paperback and at Amazon.com.
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Published on December 17, 2016 06:21 • 31 views

November 22, 2016

Note: This is the first of three updates on my next book, The Hammer of Amalynth.

For this post, I thought I would try something a little different. The writing of this book, The Hammer of Amalynth, was very dynamic. It wasn't until late in the process that I settled on certain details. As you can see from the pictures below, even the first page changed quite a bit from draft to draft:

Now imagine over a hundred pages with these types of changes. It makes for one very long editing process. The...
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Published on November 22, 2016 14:23 • 6 views

October 6, 2016

I apologize for not posting much in some time. I have been working on Book II of the Secrets of the Elements series, The Hammer of Amalynth, for some time now and it is currently going through multiple rounds of edits. I do have lots of updates to share about the book, as well as updates on the short story collection, Windows Out, and Book III of the series, The Fire and the Anvil. This has been a difficult series to write because there are so many things to "get right" in the second book tha...
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Published on October 06, 2016 12:57 • 14 views

May 26, 2016

The rough draft of The Hammer of Amalynth is finally done. All in longhand. Once I get everything typed up, it'll get edited multiple times, and then it should be good to go. I'm thinking it'll be available sometime in July.

As for Book III, it seems to have multiple working titles. The final title is The Fire and the Anvil, but the working titles have ranged from Firebugs in the Whirlwind to The Tesseract Rose to The Forge of Midnight to Night of the Fire Tornadoes. I'm going in an unusual di...
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Published on May 26, 2016 20:42 • 17 views

April 13, 2016

Just a quick note today.

I've started in on the rough draft of Book II of the Secrets of the Elements Series, The Hammer of Amalynth. The story takes place a few weeks after Race the Sky , and follows up on the mystery that was unanswered at the end of that particular book. The writing process should go relatively fast since most of the groundwork for the series was built in the first book. So far it is has been easier to write, but that's probably because I had the idea for the opening scene f...
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Published on April 13, 2016 20:07 • 7 views

March 23, 2016

Here are some relatively connected tech stories I've been collecting from around the 'net.

They've officially launched a "drone racing league". Looks like a lot of fun. Well, at least until your machine crashes into a wall and you are out several hundred dollars.

Here are some stories about microbots. One is more speculative, while the other describes a group of ant-like robots pulling an automobile. Here is the accompanying demonstration video.

Then of course there is "Atlas", the upright-walk...
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Published on March 23, 2016 18:43 • 10 views

February 1, 2016

Race the Sky, Secrets of the Elements Book I , is now available at Amazon.com.

This is the first novel in the series and it works a little differently than some of my other books. There is more of a mystery factor to this book which will carry on to the other books in the series. The book even ends with a bit of a mystery (not necessarily a cliffhanger). This is deliberate because solving that mystery will take an entire book of its own (The Hammer of Amalynth). In fact, the primary antagonist...
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Published on February 01, 2016 10:24 • 25 views

January 11, 2016

This weekend I finished writing and editing a novel about beginnings. It is the story of a storm chaser in search of answers in the sky as well as on the ground. It is also the story of destruction by a false teacher and how it affects those left behind.

Race the Sky is yet another fifteen year novel for me, the other one being Theft at the Speed of Light . Both books had multiple prior versions but this book's iterations were the most divergent, with only the storm chases carrying over from dr...
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Published on January 11, 2016 11:46 • 11 views

December 24, 2015

Sometimes in the act of writing a book, unusual creative events occur that have no easy explanation. Such is the case with the trilogy of novels I'm currently working on. The first novel, Race the Sky, is something I've been working on for close to fifteen years. The second book, The Hammer of Amalynth, was originally a novel about relativism and the third book, The Fire and the Anvil, started out as a short story collection. Each book had its own individual problems that seemed insurmountabl...
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Published on December 24, 2015 21:43 • 6 views