Gen Con 2018

Hey, everyone. Some news. I will be on Author’s Avenue at Gen Con this year. I just got my acceptance letter yesterday. How cool is that? Gen Con, if you’re not familiar, is the premier gaming convention in America, and probably the world. 50,000 plus attendees every year, and the market area


The Secrets of Axum

I may have mentioned here before that I like to get the cover done for a book prior to writing most of it. That is the case for book #2 in my fantasy series I’ve started, titled The Secrets of Axum. Axum is a town in Ethiopia, and used to be an


Dragons. Dunkirk. Cool.

Not sure if I mentioned it here, but I am working on a novel that is a fantasy/WWII mashup called the Dragons of Dunkirk. A few things. I am really enjoying looking up WWII history for this book. I am loving the idea. Not many books mash these two topics together. Can


The Holidays…

It’s been a busy December, and the kids are out of school. That makes writing anything hard, including the blog. I’ll get back on 2-4 posts a month in January, I’m sure. For now here’s a rough idea of what I want the cover for book 8 to look like. Those of


A Nest or a Tomb?

There are several reasons I’m hugely advocating for colonies off Earth. The asteroid threat. The plague threat. Nuclear war. Coronal Mass Ejection. And supervolcanoes. Supervolcanoes are classified on the Volcanic Explosivity Index as VEI 8. We had a VEI 7 event almost 2 centuries ago at Tambora. The year that erupted was


Titan: Capital of the Outer Solar System.

I’ve long thought that Mars was a natural target for Mankind to diversify our location and to create a species that can’t be wiped out by one tragedy. I always thought, “Moon, then Mars.” I’m not so sure anymore. With the discovery of lava tubes on the Moon, it is improving on


New Book Release and what’s going on

It’s been a while! I’ve been busy. As I posted in another post months ago we bought a house in May. We’ve upgraded our first room, so the last few weeks have been about that, creating a woodshop in my garage, and, of course, releasing the 6th book in the Dark Seas


Around to Mars in 40 Days

NASA has recently announced an ion drive with sufficient thrust to get a spaceship to Mars in 40 days. Let’s admit that is fast. Chemical rockets can get a spaceship to 5kms or so, this new ion drive can get a ship to 25kms. That’s as fast as a meteor, pretty much.



I was thinking tonight of the things needed to have a technological civilization arise from the primordial dust. And the rules that apply for us, apply for aliens as well. I believe intelligent life is as rare as gold in the universe. A number of factors come into play, I’ll make a


General Update:

So a couple of things have been snagging my interest lately. The first of which is the aquarium I set up. As you can see, plenty of fish are now in the tank. My goal has been to get the river bottom look, and I think it’s come close. CO2 injection is