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The Best Sci-fi Movies Ever

When it comes to movies, I’m always amazed at which movies get top rating, and where some of my favorites fall in lists of hundreds. Some lists don’t even mention some of my favorites. I’m often thinking that the critics don’t know what they are talking about, or someone is shoving money in their pocket. My own science fiction doesn’t exactly run in the mainstream. It’s far from hardcore, but I don’t find that most sci-fi movies fall into the […]

Unstoppable: Fast Paced Action

How exciting can a runaway train be? Well, it had me fidgeting in my seat. Of course, I love trains, which is probably evident if you look at the cover of Harvesting Terra. So, what does a science fiction near future adventure novel have in common with a real life story? For one, an exciting train scene. True, it would probably last less than 15 minutes in a movie, but there’s plenty of action before and after, plus some not […]

Death’s long journey, 1st person version

To wake under twinkling stars is somewhat alarming, but the calming nature of beauty allowed me to gather my wits and contemplate what must have happened. I had left our campsite midafternoon, and I walked with a vigor that had escaped me for years. That I remember. But here I now am in these unfamiliar rocks, the ghostly formations like statues on some alien planet, piercing the night like towering rockets ready for launch. The sky itself is black velvet, […]

Death’s Long Journey, a very short story

He woke under twinkling stars somewhat alarmed, but the calming nature of beauty allowed him to gather his wits and contemplate what must have happened. He had left their campsite midafternoon, and had walked with a vigor that had escaped him for years. That he remembered. But here he was in the rocks, the ghostly formations like statues on some alien planet, piercing the night like towering rockets ready for launch. The sky itself was black velvet, the dots so […]

The eBook Business and Amanda Hocking

So, I just read this amazing success story about a girl, 26, who writes mostly about vampires and self-published on Amazon. In a year she has probably made more money than the majority of writers that opt for the conventional agent slash publisher route. Amanda Hocking is my hero. Why haven’t I been a success like Amanda Hocking??? Well, I guess I missed the bloggers that blog about books. Why didn’t I think about that???? Here I am world, and […]

Wavecraft, levitation vehicles of the future

I seldom have dreams where I can fly, but I have over the years, and it’s always been a fun and weird experience. I think I’d love to be a bird. However, I’m not a great fan of riding in airplanes, not that I haven’t had great trips, and I love looking out the window, but I have had a few flights in my life when I would have gladly gotten off the damn plane and walked to my destination. […]

Reporter-Herald Article

In the news It’s always nice to get acknowledgment for your efforts. It’s especially nice when it’s from a peer in the craft you are employing. Lynette Chilcoat is a freelance reporter for the Reporter-Herald in Loveland, Colorado. I recently met her at a writers group at Anthology Book Company where I shared my first book trailer for Silent Wave. One thing leads to another, and Lynette asked if she could do an article on my writing and efforts in […]

On Writing Fiction

If I were Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Dean Koontz, or about any author other than who I am, you might actually be seeking me out for my opinion. Since you are here, I have to assume you happened to stumble here because of Google or some other search engine. Well, welcome. Do I think my work is every bit as good as some of my favorite authors? Better in some ways. I like my work. It’s honest. I don’t write […]

Silent Wave, the beginning

Stories begin with a vision, and perhaps an agenda. Writers obviously approach their craft with some forethought as to how to reach the conclusion, thus the plot and the development of their characters. It is seldom a simple process. My stories are all character driven. My plots are vague at best when I start. I never outline. To do so would mean my characters must act in a given way. I like writing without limitations. Silent Wave began with a […]