Business Musings: Creating Content, Using Licenses, Making Something New (Rethinking The Writing Business Part 13)

A few months ago, I found myself in an odd situation. My attorney and I were trying to write a contract for something brand new, something we believe has never been done before. We were trying to find the right language to create contract that would cover everything we wanted to do—I wanted to do—on a brand-new project that would go live in November. The […]

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The Second New Kristine Grayson Novel of 2019

Apparently 2019 is the year of Kristine Grayson. We rebranded all of the Grayson novels, published three omnibuses (omnibi?), and in June, published the first new Kristine Grayson full-length novel in years. I have published other Kristine Grayson novellas during those years, all in the Santa Series. (Yes, Santa’s real. Duh.) So, as I put together a big holiday project, I decided to write a […]

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Special Project

The observant among you will notice that there’s a new Kickstarter on the right side of this web page. Yes, we just finished one Kickstarter and we started another immediately. That’s not the best way to run a Kickstarter, but we made a few decisions along the way that made us decide this is the way to go. First, “we” are me, Dean, and everyone […]

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Killing The Angel of Death

My latest non-Diving novella appeared as part of a Storybundle a few weeks ago. Then you could only get a copy through the bundle (and a number of you decided to get that and nine other books. Thank you!). Now, Killing The Angel of Death is available as a standalone book—ebook and trade paper. The story concerns a group of grief-stricken survivors who have had […]

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Three New Anthologies And One Magazine

Three of my stories appeared in reprint anthologies this summer. You can find “Embedded” in Fiction River Presents: Space Travelers, “Sole Survivor” in Fiction River Presents: Among The Stars, and “Hand Fast” in No Way: Totally Twisted Tales. “Embedded” is military sf, “Sole Survivor” is a standalone part of the Retrieval Artist series, and “Hand Fast” is dark romantic (?) fantasy. I edited the two […]

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Racing The Clock

I think all Storybundles should be called Racing The Clock, because that’s what we’re doing. The bundles exist for only a few weeks, and then they vanish. This bundle is particularly fun. Dean Wesley Smith curated it, and consists of ten science fiction and fantasy ebooks, all of which are also thrillers. In other words, you will find yourself racing breathlessly through each volume, hoping […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Standing Up For Grace

Imperia Encanto, the oldest daughter of Prince Charming and Cinderella, can’t stop the girls at her exclusive private school from picking on her sister Grace. In her home Kingdom, Princess Imperia merely frowns to make everyone do her bidding. But in Beverly Hills, no one believes in fairy tales. Too young to have magic, unable to charm like her father does, Imperia relies on something […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Flower Fairies

Funeral directors deal with many unexpected things at a funeral, but only a select few know how to handle an influx of flower fairies. Flower fairies often prove unpredictable…except when they get angry. And then they become terrifying. So, when a flower fairy child shows up alone with a bouquet for someone who requested no ceremony, the funeral director knows to address her carefully. Because […]

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Sorcery, Steam, and The Angel of Death

I feel like I’ve been assisting you with your summer reading this year. A previous space bundle, a bunch of cool anthologies, a new Kristine Grayson novel, and a new Kristine Grayson-edited Fiction River. I’d say what more could you ask for, but seriously, if you’re a voracious reader like me, you could ask for a lot more. (And maybe get it too!) So…with you […]

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Hidden Charm! The First New Grayson Novel in Seven Years!

Yeah, it took me that long to get past an abusive publishing relationship and a few life events, so that I could feel light and hopeful again. I planned to write Hidden Charm as soon as I finished Charming Blue in 2011. Instead, I found myself fighting my publishing company, demanding that they release me from my contract because the editor who handled my work […]

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