My sci-fi novel, Arizona Kenopsia, is in beta reading right now. That means that it's receiving comments from a very kind reader who is helping me sculpt it into the best possible shape. One day it will be published, either traditionally or not. It's packed with illustrations and the beta reading process is helping me transform it.
The Casey Byrne series of short stories is a fantasy adventure about an unlikely hero facing daunting monsters. It's about developing and maintaining character in a world gone wrong. It ends well! It will be released first here on Royal Road starting December 13th. Please support me there by posting a review of it. In the distant future, it may be self-published on Amazon so you can own a physical copy.
I have other plates spinning, but if I say too much too soon, I can mess them up. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year's Eve!
I'm looking for my place in the world of storytelling and illustration. I'm thrilled by the success of Death in the Highlands; it's now published in an anthology called The Devil Who Loves Me and available on Amazon. After tasting success, I only want more. Plenty more.
I'm considering other things I can do to share my creative work with people. The next year will be a time of experimentation. I have nearly a dozen polished short stories and about three rough novels tragically sitting on my hard drives. They're wasted there. I'll keep you posted on where they're published or accessible to the public when the time comes.
This blog should also humanize me. I am indeed a person, and hopefully not too much of a stranger. I grew up obsessing over the 16 bit world. I like to read speculative fiction books, but I especially enjoy beta-reading. I don't have cable television service and I never will. I'm fighting chronic illness that forces me to treat each day as a blessed opportunity to do the things I was meant to do. Not a single day is superfluous. Every moment matters.
With art and writing we can go somewhere else and bring knowledge and wisdom back with us when we return. Let's leave planet Earth together for a while.