Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 30

Heading south tomorrow. South like Cancun. I have to keep up with the latest in swim up bars, right?

Note: That's not actually me

I’ll be on vacation* in Mexico starting tomorrow, our annual Super Bowl weekend trip (wife and kids and I have been doing this now for 8 years; the resorts set up a wide screen on the beach, cook out, and so on – far superior to someone’s stinky basement to watch the game). But with …

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Jan 28

Insomnia strikes, with a side platter of a new story idea.

I’m typing this precisely twelve hours after I woke up, meaning it would normally be the end of my day, time to kick off the shoes and chillax with some mindless TV. But alas and alack it is not the end of my day, because I woke up at 2AM. My mind was racing, and …

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Jan 27

Excerpt from Gabriel: Zero Point – The process of augmenting Lt. Gabriel begins


Excerpt from Gabriel: Zero Point, the prequel novella to the Gabriel Trilogy. GZP is FREE (as in beer) for Kindle US, Kindle UK, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. Free, so what’s the harm in trying it on for size? — The plastic was unnaturally cold against his skin as he stretched out in the capsule. …

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Jan 26

The next Star Wars to be directed by J.J. Abrams – my thoughts


After days of rumors (or maybe weeks; I don’t get out much), it’s been confirmed that J. J. Abrams has been selected to direct the next installment in the Star Wars franchise, now owned by Disney, with an expected release sometime in 2015. Some additional details: Screenwriter Michael Arndt, who won an Oscar for Little Miss …

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Jan 25

New review for the Gabriel trilogy – so well written I thought I’d repost here (and preen my feathers)

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Yes, another post of self-flagellation (er, adulation…maybe congratulation?).  I just received a really well-written review for Gabriel’s Journey, and the author of the review (Justin Gifford, copy editor at gave me permission to repost here. I appreciate the in-depth attention he gave each story, as well as (maybe even more so) the critiques. I’m …

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Jan 21

I’m selling like hotcakes in Finland. Make that like “kuumille kiville” according to Google


As a self-published author, I am solely responsible for everything to do with my books. From the writing (probably the easiest part), to the e-book formatting, to the cover layout, to the paperback formatting, to the pricing, to the marketing, to the reporting. And while it would be nice to sit in a cutesy ivory …

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Jan 14

Excerpt from Gabriel’s Redemption: Drop Capsules

“Drop in five, four, three, two, one…DROP, DROP, DROP!” Gabriel’s head was slammed back against the padded wall of the drop capsule, known to drop-troopers as coffins, as the Marcinko spat the team from the drop bay like bullets. Nine capsules shot towards the surface of Poliahu at over seven G’s. After the initial shock, …

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Jan 12

Unusual (but very appreciated) care package from Stella Artois…


I’ll preface this post by saying “Don’t judge me”. No seriously, don’t judge. I take my “me time” wherever and whenever I can get it, whether it’s a quick lunch at Barnes & Noble with the laptop, or a coffee at Panera with the tablet, or as in this case, a single beer at Chili’s …

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