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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

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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.

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Aliens

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

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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

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Book 6

I’ve finished Book 6 in first draft, made a second pass, and am finishing my final edit before I get a copy to my editor. I was writing it when I realized that I wrote past the point where I wanted to end the book. Thanks to that, Book 7 is 10,000

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The Age of Aquarium

I’ve had aquariums for most of my life, and not the goldfish and a beta kind. Professional level aquariums that people would pay huge bucks for.   I haven’t had one since we moved to Colorado because until recently, we didn’t own a house here. Now we do. So here is my

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Comic Con!

This weekend is Colorado Springs Comic Con, I’ll be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. My table is #1310, so if you want to stop by and chat I’d love that. Or I’ll sign a book for you if you want. I suppose it should probably be mine, but what do I care

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Not much of a poet, but I had to put this somewhere.

I was sitting at my desk, eyes closed, thinking about the world. I don’t normally write poetry, and this probably sucks, but here it is. If you can’t tell, I’m not exactly a fan of how life is unfolding in my nation at the moment. Fascists on both sides of the argument

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The Rise and Fall of Civilization.

Much of my life, since I got my first copy of Sid Meier’s Civilization for my Amiga 3000 in 1990 if memory serves, I’ve been a huge fan. I’ve been loyal to the series over the years, an adamant supporter. I watched as the simple mechanics of Civ I were expanded on

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Why I am an Amazon Author.

When I wrote the first of the Dark Seas series I presented it to about thirty agents. I got a lot of help from them, quite a few responses. The first book became two, for example. A common response. “I love the writing, but your main character isn’t relatable, likable, etc.” That