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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Just A Few Hours Left…

…On the Diving Universe Kickstarter. I bring this up, not to nag you to join the Kickstarter, but to inform you of the incredible value hidden in the  middle of it. If you back the Kickstarter at the $5 level, you will get an ebook of the brand-new Diving novel, The Renegat. You will also get—thanks to stretch goals—three ebook novellas, seven ebook short stories, […]

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Business Musings: Inventory

We are at the tailend of what I like to call the messy middle of the Diving Universe Kickstarter. Every Kickstarter has a pattern. It goes well in the beginning—almost a straight upward trajectory if you’re graphing it. And then it plateaus. If you’re lucky, the Kickstarter has another growth spurt before funding. And if you’re really lucky, there’s another growth spurt at the very […]

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Good News

I’m so pleased to announce that “Lieutenant Tightass,” won the Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for best novelette! I’m thrilled and honored. “Lieutenant Tightass” is a standalone part of my novel Searching For the Fleet, which is part of the Diving Universe. If you’re interested in sampling the Diving Universe, let me suggest that you back the Diving Kickstarter. For as little as $5, you can […]

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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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We Met The Goal And Added A Stretch Goal

In case you’re not paying attention to the Kickstarter (and why would you, really?), I thought I would point out that we hit our initial goal within about 18 hours of the start. Which surprised the heck out of me. I figured it would take until the middle of the Kickstarter run to get there. But it only took a few hours. THANK YOU!!! What […]

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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 Spade/Paladin Story—Unity Con

Spade/Paladin fans! You knew that Spade would have an opinion about the changes in sf fandom, right? Well, he does and did, and it all shows up in “Unity Con,” the latest Spade/Paladin story. This one appears in the September/October issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Click here for a link to an excerpt from the story. Letting you know about “Unity Con” reminded me […]

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Business Musings: Popcorn Bunnies (A Process Blog)

I could spend the next seven days on promotion and feel like I’m working at my writing full time. Seriously. I have the Fiction River Kickstarter to promote. I’m in a Storybundle with a Diving novella that might get more readers to the next book in the series, which will appear in mid-September.  I have a brand new story in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine  that’s […]

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