Free Fiction Monday: The Flower Man

Talia and Max seldom work together at a crime scene, but on this one they must, not just because of the lives lost or the way they died, but because of the memories the crime brings up. Now, Talia must employ her best forensics skills to solve the murder—and salvage her own memories in the process. “The Flower Man” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine […]

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Fourth Stretch Goal Unlocked!

We only have four days left on the Pulphouse Subscription Drive Kickstarter, and we’ve had such great support that we’ve unlocked four stretch goals already. Yep, we hit our main goal and then four more. We do subscription drives on Kickstarter for a variety of reasons. Dean explained them here. Because we’re doing the drive on Kickstarter, we can give our supporters a wide variety […]

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Business Musings: Money 1 Licensing In (Rethinking The Writing Business Part Ten)

See that piece of art at the top of this post? I licensed that cartoon through Canstock Photo, which I generally use for these posts. There are other stock art licensing sites, and WMG Publishing uses a bunch of them. I’m sure many of you do too. The license I agreed to for this particular piece of art is pretty standard. I paid a few […]

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Recommended Reading List: August 2019

Hectic month. I’m beginning to think they’re all hectic these days. Ah, well. I’m getting some reading done, but not as much as I want. And some books read slower than others. In fact, one of the books I read took almost five days to finish. It’s in a side series that I like. The main series is something I don’t much like. This book […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Crunchers, Inc.

Edith works for Number Crunchers Incorporated. Her job? Determine the monetary worth of each human being. But her corporation faces a nemesis—the EISHies. The ridiculously sentimental organization sabotages Crunchers, Inc. and other places just like it. Edith must discover how the EISHies infiltrated her business—and then figure out what to do about it, without succumbing to the EISHies’ subversive message: Everyone Is Someone’s Hero. “Crunchers, […]

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Third Stretch Goal Unlocked!

I head off to the gym, and by the time I get home, you folks have surprised me. We hit our third stretch goal on the Pulphouse Subscription Kickstarter. I figured with a long holiday weekend here in the U.S., combined with back to school in so many places, that we would stall on the Kickstarter from Thursday to Tuesday. But, as I said, you […]

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The Pixel Project

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m participating in a lot of charitable events this year. The news has turned darker than usual, and I feel the best way to combat such darkness is to be actively involved in causes I believe in. One of those causes, which I’ve been active in since college, is the fight against violence against women. Those of you […]

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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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Business Musings: Time Management Again (Rethinking The Writing Business Part Nine)

So I freaked some of you out with the Decision Tree for licensing projects, which was the subject of the last post.  I know this because many of you defaulted to the tried-and-true “I’m not famous enough yet,” which I dealt with in the previous post. The thing is, folks, you license your writing/work/characters/setting the moment you send it into the public sphere, whether you […]

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Charity Work

I do a lot of charitable giving, usually for local causes here in Las Vegas. I learned about some of those causes by doing 5K runs all last year. Dean and I are doing more runs this year, starting as the weather cools (in theory). The first, though, is for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. St. Jude’s asks us to fundraise, which I’ve been doing. And […]

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