Last Day For Big Deals And Fun Stuff!

As I write this, you have 24 hours to get backer rewards on our Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter. We have more core backers on this project—people who love the project—than we get on most of our Kickstarters, and that has me happy. This Kickstarter project is a baby of mine. I’ve wanted to give away a lot of stories during the winter holiday season for almost […]

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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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Recommended Reading List: September, 2019

I’m putting this out a few days later than I planned because I got behind in updating it. I didn’t so much lose track of the reading list as I decided to put sleep ahead of the updates. Part of the issue was that I did an in-person craft workshop this month, which meant I read a lot of great manuscripts, some of which I […]

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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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Business Musings: Critical Voice Again

I taught an in-person romance workshop last week. I always learn a lot from my students. This group was a revelation: they got all the important work done, stretched themselves, asked great questions, and wrote amazing fiction. We spend a lot of time at workshops discussing the difference between creative voice and critical voice. When I teach, I really want to nurture the creative voice. […]

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Fifth Stretch Goal Unlocked

Wow! With 44 hours left to go on the Pulphouse Magazine Subscription Kickstarter, we’ve hit five of six stretch goals. The fifth got unlocked less than an hour ago. That means backers at the $5 and above will get stretch items worth $450. Thank you, backers!!! Thank you so much!!! What this means for the backers is this: Even if they just wanted a single […]

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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: Expect Success

I’ve been doing a series on licensing for writers, which is subtitled “Rethinking the Writing Business.” Normally, I would put this particular blog as Part 8 of the series, but I’m afraid that would prevent a number of people from reading the post. And I think all writers need to read this blog post, whether they’ve read the previous licensing posts or not. Initially, I […]

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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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