Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31

Gabriel’s Revenge Excerpt – The Shadowy Benefactor

Final Cover!

A loud bang startled the man sitting on the couch. He looked up from his reading to see that a large painting on the far wall had fallen onto the floor, and was now leaning against the wall. The glow from Earth in the skylight illuminated the painting like it sat on display in a …

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Jan 29

Gabriel’s Return entered into Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel contest

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I’m coming up on my one-year anniversary of publishing Gabriel’s Redemption (February 2nd), and I was struck with a memory the other day. Last year on a whim, just before publishing, I submitted it to Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award Contest (ABNA), and a few weeks later was astounded to find it qualified for the second …

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Jan 28

Blast from the Past: Star Blazers…one of my ultimate childhood memories.

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I ran across a blog post at Tor.com by Rajan Khanna when doing a little military scifi research, and the title caught my eye: A Ship Called Argo. Wow, flashes of running home from 4th grade to see Star Blazers pops into my head. And since I can’t simply describe the coolness of Star Blazers, …

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Jan 27

Excerpt from Gabriel’s Revenge – Chasing the Station

The Trilogy Concludes

“Closing, sir,” said Stirling. “Slowly but surely.” McTiernan clenched at the armrests of his command chair, staring at the main wallscreen that showed the computer generated image of their course. The icon for the Marcinko was inexorably drawing closer to the icon representing the out of control skyhook station. The computer superimposed their courses, showing …

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Jan 24

Excerpt from Gabriel’s Revenge – Renay in Trouble

The Trilogy Concludes

The cot creaked again as Renay shifted her weight. Her arm was now throbbing almost as much as her head. After the tube ride, the next thing she remembered was this room, now, and she wracked her brain to try to figure out the timeline and which tube they took her through. Arsia Mons had …

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Jan 20

Don’t mess with my 14yo when he has a bamboo stick

Headline says it all…if you find yourself in a a dark alley, and some skinny blond kid walks up to you carrying a split bamboo stick, run the other way.    

Jan 19

How Justified makes me a better writer…or at least humbles me to try

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Confession: I time-shift everything I watch. I hate commercials. I mean, I delay the start of a show by 15 minutes so when I do finally hit the Play button on the DVR remote, I can watch my one hour show in 44 minutes. What does this confession mean? Nothing, except that Tuesday night, I …

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Jan 11

Flash Fiction – Stuck

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Just a little 600 word Flash Fiction – what do you think? It’s from a prompt that’s simply “magic sled.” Stuck I’m gonna nail him so hard! Alex thought. As a snowball flew towards his face, he ducked, and the projectile whistled over his head. Pathetic, thought Alex. Alex had short, blonde hair, with snow …

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Jan 10

Great experience with my wife this morning (a non-salacious blog post, seriously)

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I had a very cool experience with my wife this morning. NO, you dirty minds. Get that out of your head. I’m married… Here’s the history: A year ago at this time, I was researching self-publishing after wrapping up final edits on a little story called Gabriel’s Redemption. Just testing the waters to see if …

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Jan 09

And then there were three…proofs of the Gabriel series are in

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Just a quick post…well, more of a gush…about the paperbacks of the Gabriel trilogy. Last week I received the proofs from CreateSpace for Gabriel’s Return (2) and Gabriel’s Revenge (3). Interior was perfect, covers on both just need a tiny shift tweak so that the text on the back cover is centered, and they’re ready …

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