Written on May, 22, 2016 by in | 3 Comments.
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In 2015, we spent a couple of weeks in Western Russia, including some spectacular days in Moscow. As a space-nut, there was no way I was going to miss a trip to the Memorial Museum to Cosmonauts. We braved a 3-line trip through Moscow's subways (which are incredibly clean and efficient, by the way), and were confronted by this huge …

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Written on Mar, 17, 2016 by in | 1 Comment.
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A lot of people ask me, "I've always wanted to write a book, but where do I start?" It's a great question. There are more writing tips out there than fish in the sea, but here's seven basic tips: 1. The time is now, don't wait for the muse I'm sure there are millions of people with the excuses: "I'll …

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Written on Feb, 28, 2016 by in | 2 Comments.
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In February 2016, I ran a week-long promotion with Bookbub. For those unfamiliar with the name, it's a service that emails readers informing them of free or heavily discounted books. It is reckoned to be the best promotional service for a book, guaranteed to reach tens or hundreds of thousands of readers interested specifically in a genre – in my …

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Written on Jan, 22, 2016 by in | Leave a comment
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Do you like mental powers? Do you like spaceships? Get them both in this sci-fi short story… Mind over matter is more than a cliche.  Controlling starships with her mind is all Emily ever dreamed of. Her graduation from the Telekinesis Traffic Control Academy is assured, unless Dylan, an irritating and cocky fellow student, ruins it for her.  The utmost …

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Written on Dec, 20, 2015 by in , | 1 Comment.
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This week, friend and author Katherine Dell is taking over my blog to tell you about her intriguing, upcoming book. Over to you, Kathy… About a year and a half ago, I wrote a blog about stepping out of my comfort zone. I talked about facing my fears and taking the plunge into the uncertain, because … great things don’t …

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  Featuring the fantastic author/writing podcast: Blondie & The Brit, who interviewed me last week. It was a lot of fun and we cover a variety of topics. Play the interview You can also right click on the destination page if you want to download it.  

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Written on Dec, 02, 2015 by in | 1 Comment.
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Here's a short horror story, just as a break from my usual fantasy. I wrote this last year as part of the Untethered Realms Twisted Earths anthology. Horror two miles underground! Mary jumps at the chance for a birthday party in the surreal setting of an abandoned Russian mine. Until an uninvited guest turns it from a celebration to a …

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Written on Oct, 18, 2015 by in , | 5 Comments.
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Do you have limited writing time but big goals? A guest post today, by my fantasy author friend, Autumn Birt. Are you a writer? If so, are you meeting your writing goals? Writing is a passion, one usually cobbled together from stolen moments and highs of inspiration. But if you get the writing bug and you get it bad, finding …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2015 by in , | 3 Comments.

Hello readers. This post is going to be a little different, and I ask you in advance to please ignore all typos and mistakes. You'll get to see why in a moment. a couple of years ago, I experimented with dictation for writing my books, instead of typing. I did so for about a month, and then return to the …

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Written on Sep, 05, 2015 by in | 20 Comments.

Have I got a treat for you! Scroll your way through 35 –free– spec-fic books. There's something for everyone here: sci-fi, space opera, epic fantasy, dark fantasy, vampires, paranormal, post-apocalypse, genetic engineering, arcane horror, time travel, and more. Some of these books are free on Amazon (or your favorite retailer) and some are yours, gratis, when you sign up for …

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