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How to Author: Outlining

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How to Author: Faking a Setting

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How to Author: Ideas

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Utopias Are Boring

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Utopias sound nice. Perfect world, harmony blah, blah, blah. But they’re kind of dull. A good old dystopia is way more exciting. Here are the books of #DystopiaCrave. Several authors got together and are offering their books for free. Check them out and together we can give a perfect society the warm and fuzzy middle finger it deserves. Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic ... Read More »

WHAM WHAM WHAM!

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I encountered holiday music four times yesterday. And almost every time is was that effing Wham song. It was not at all unlike being assaulted by a boxer where every punch sets you up for another that comes from a completely different and unexpected direction. There is no worse song. I’m surprised the It’s a Small World ride hasn’t ditched ... Read More »

Herodotus was probably a jerk

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I was humbly reflecting on how history will remember me and it got me to thinking about Herodotus. The “Father of History” was probably a jerk. To be fair I would be too if I was the one who got to decided exactly what was or wasn’t history and who got to be included and who would be forgotten. How far would ... Read More »

New Release: Tales of the Apocalypse

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I’ve got a new book out but first I wanted to say thank you. The response to my Duck & Cover series has completely blown me away. It thrills me that so many people are enjoying reading the series as much as I am writing it. The comments and emails and everything have been a huge boost to my already overinflated ... Read More »

And everyone was Hitler

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I don’t set out to make my books anything but a fun escape from everyday. But every now and then even I accidentally make a point. Several people have asked that I share the opening to my book Pursuit of the Apocalypse where the main character reflects on what things were like before the apocalypse. So here it is: Prelude ... Read More »

The Robot Apocalypse Has Begun

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JUNKERS IS HERE! Junkers is the story of a man named Jake whose job is to stop robots when they inevitably decided to turn on us. It’s the story of a woman that used to date that man that has the same job but is paid much better and gets much more respect. And it’s the story of dishwashers, coffee ... Read More »

Strangers in a Cabin

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  Last week, four authors that had communicated primarily online met in the mountains of Arizona to talk about writing books and reaching readers. It sounds strange. Especially when you consider one door in the house opened up to a cave. So what happens when four authors who met online get together in real life? You spend the first day eyeing each ... Read More »