Books I Love: Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

Books I Love: Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

I don’t know what could possibly have Patient Zero on my mind these days… strange, eh? But viruses aside, Maberry’s first Joe Ledger novel is a wild ride. Ledger is a Baltimore cop going about his normal life when he gets pulled off the street by the feds. They take him to what has to be one of the strangest job interviews in fiction, where […]

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Books I Love: The Star of the Guardians by Margaret Weis

Books I Love: The Star of the Guardians by Margaret Weis

Installment two of “Books I Love” is another throwback, one that helped cement my love for all things sci-fi and opened my eyes to the idea that you can take any idea, any story, and make it your own. The Star of the Guardians is a three (or four, depending on how you look at it) book series by Margaret Weis. It is, in my […]

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Books I Love: The Parafaith War, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

Books I Love: The Parafaith War, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

I really, really need to post here more often, so in that spirit, I’m going to start doing a kinda/sorta book review thing. Only, authors really shouldn’t do book reviews. We have a better grasp than most what criticism can look like and know that no matter how well-meaning (and let’s be honest, some isn’t) it can still suck. So, rather than criticize, I’m going […]

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Release Day!

Release Day!

Well the day has come (and gone). It snuck up on me. One minute, I had a book coming out and then, poof, Happy Book Birthday to Re-Coil. I did the author thing and rushed out to the nearest bookstore to see if I could find it “in the wild.” And lo and behold, here it is in all its glory at the local Barnes […]

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Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal!

The cover for my upcoming novel, RECOIL has officially been revealed! Bask in the glory of its awesomeness! You can pre-order it from Amazon here or wherever else books are sold.

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More frequent updates…

Just a quick note to say that I’m going to start trying to update this blog and site more frequently. I’m hoping to be able to do a new blog entry weekly. Don’t hold me to that, as it might take a while to build up steam, but the intent is to put more information out here. Now, that might mean that not everything is […]

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Gloomhaven

Not a writing-related post, but some friends and I just finished our first game of Gloomhaven. If you don’t know what Gloomhaven is, it’s a massive cooperative campiagn dungeon-crawl style board game, but heavy with thematic elements in a persistent world.  The design is “hard core” in that you’re pretty much only supposed to play it once on campaign mode, tearing up cards and permanently […]

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SINdicate Release Day!

SINdicate Release Day!

Well, okay, so YESTERDAY was the release day for Book 2 of the New Lyons Sequence (you can buy it here). It’s amazing how quickly these things are coming out.  I’m used to the slower publishing cycle of non-digital media, so I can barely believe Book 2 is out 3 months after book 1 (and book 3, SINdrome is already up for pre-order). There’s currently […]

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A Contract Completed…

A Contract Completed…

Today I finished the final copy edits for Book 3 of the New Lyons Sequence, SINdrome (available for pre-order here).  From my end, that pretty much puts this contract to bed.  Sure, there’s promotional activity to do, and a final check of the AA’s for SINdrome, but by and large, my contract with Kensington / Rebel Base has been fulfilled.  Which begs the question, what […]

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So, How Are the Book Sales Going?

So, How Are the Book Sales Going?

I’ve been asked this question a lot.  It’s a perfectly reasonable question when someone has a new book out.  Unfortunately, it’s not an easy question to answer. Bottom line?  I have no idea. Until you get a royalty statement, there’s just no effective way for an author to track book sales.  You can look at your Amazon sales rank, but that’s a relative measure against all […]

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