Stories, More Diving, and a Half-Off Sale

I get busy, and I forget to update you folks, and then all of the news piles up into a big…news pile. (Okay, you know what I mean.) Let’s go by deadline. First, WMG Publishing is holding a half-off online workshops sale. We did this when COVID started to encourage people to stay in and learn. We hoped it would be a one-shot. It wasn’t. […]

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Business Musings: Time and Licensing (Licensing/Contracts)

I’ve spent much of the past week on licensing for my Diving Universe. Some of this is because of the Kickstarter we’re running right now. Kickstarters can garner a lot of attention for a project, the kind of attention you can’t get anywhere else. (If you want to know more about that, and what else Kickstarters can do for your writing, then sign up for […]

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Get Two New Diving Novels Before Their Official Release Dates!

To get the books early, all you have to do is back our Diving Universe Kickstarter. It’s officially called The Return of Boss. Yes, those of you who regularly read Diving, Boss is back in Thieves with a brand new adventure. Plus there’s a side adventure called Squishy’s Teams, which is set at the same time as Boneyards. Squishy’s Teams will come out in late […]

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Diving News! Cat News! Future News! Just…News!

Yes, as you can tell from the title of this, I’m stressed, busy, and a bit punch-drunk, without having any punch or alcohol. I’m running around like a chicken, trying to finish things before the Anthology Workshop starts on Friday. And then, I woke up this morning and realized (thanks to a kind DJ on the radio) that today is February 18. Which is… Release […]

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Good Diving News

I finally got word from Audible that the audio version of the long and mighty Renegat, the next book in the Diving series, has gone into production. Jennifer Van Dyck will be reading the book, which is good news, since she’s done most of the series. I’m told Audible will have the audio version done in time for the September 17 release date for The […]

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The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF (with voting!)

David Afsharirad chose my story “Once On The Blue Moon,” for The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF, Volume 5. I had hoped to read the volume before it appeared, because I had the galley, but no such luck. So I’ll be reading it with you. And here’s something fun…readers. You can vote for the best story in the book, and the writer(s) will receive […]

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Kickstarter Joy!

The Diving Universe Kickstarter ended last night with a real bang. We ended up at 11x our ask, which amazed me. I had envisioned this Kickstarter as a fan-love project, one that only true fans would be interested in. I expected enough $5 and $15 backers to get us to $2000. Instead, people surprised me, right from the start. I was spot-on about where the […]

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Business Musings: Kickstarter Stress

Within the first hour, Dean and I knew that the current Kickstarter would be a success. The Kickstarter had been live for about ten minutes when the first backer joined the campaign. That was fast. Still, we didn’t expect the Kickstarter to fund in less than 20 hours. That surprised us so much we only have one stretch goal listed. For those of you who […]

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Get The New Diving Novel Early!

As I crawled (typed, sobbed) my way to the end of the latest Diving Universe novel—all 260,000 words of it—I used the thought of a Kickstarter to get me through that experience. Why a Kickstarter? Because I wanted to share the false starts with long-term readers, and I figured giving those false starts away in a single book as a Kickstarter reward was the way to do that.

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A New Short Story And A Reminder

Here’s a fun project, albeit a bit off the beaten path. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to get asked to be in a volume of tribute stories for Richard Matheson. I never met him (although I listened to him on panels), but I’ve adored his work forever. After much trepidation, I wrote the story, which came out in an unexpected way—rather like […]

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