June 11, 2013:
The Heart of the Sands is coming along nicely, and is about 70% complete. See the new extended description.
April 28, 2013:
June11, 2013: The Heart of the Sands is coming along nicely, and is about 70% complete. See the new extended description below.
Still Not Dead Enough: book 2 in The Dead Among US, is now available on Amazon and Smashwords. For those of you who are fans of this series, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
The Gods Within series is definitely going to run 4 books. I had always intended that the last book would be The Name of the Sword, and since Morgin spends almost the entire third book with the Benesh'ere, the third book will now be The Heart of the Sands. I'm still targeting a July release, but that's now looking like it's a little aggressive. But I'd rather set an aggressive goal to push myself.
March 21, 2013:
Still Not Dead Enough: book 2 in The Dead Among US, got it back from my editor yesterday, reviewed the edits and sent it off to my publisher today. Hoping it will be available in a few weeks.
March 3, 2013:
Child of the Sword makes it to #1 on 3 of Amazon's best-seller lists:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88 Paid in Kindle Store
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Epic
#1 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
#1 in Books > Children's Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic
February 18, 2013:
Finished Still Not Dead Enough, book 2 in The Dead Among Us. Now free to concentrate on The Name of the Sword, book 3 in The Gods Within. Follow the links in the sidebar to the right for more.
January 10, 2013:
Child of the Sword and The SteelMaster of Indwallin now available on B&N and iBooks
It's been a real struggle. Until recently I published my work on Amazon and Smashwords, and Smashwords propagated the publication to several other sites, including B&N and iBooks. But with the introduction of The Gods Within series, the propagation just didn't happen. Even under the best of circumstances it still took six to eight weeks, but after three months: nothing. So I pulled the plug on that.
My publisher now publishes directly to Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, and iBooks. Just hover your mouse over one of the book covers in the left sidebar, move to "Purchase From" and you'll have links to all the purchase sites.
January 4, 2013:
Child of the Sword just got an excellent review from Kirkus
“A fine fantasy novel that will provide readers with a good weekend escape from reality.” — Kirkus Reviews
I'm quite excited by this because Kirkus is a real institution in the publishing industry, with a storied reputation that goes back to the 1930's. You can read the entire review at Child of the Sword Kirkus Review
December 14, 2012:
SteelMaster is now available on Amazon
- As of approximately 2:30 PM West Coast time USA, The SteelMaster of Indwallin, book 2 of The Gods Within, went live and was available on Amazon. Purchase it here.
- Availability on Smashwords, iBooks and Barnes & Noble should follow soon.
- Print version will be available in a few weeks.
The Dead Among US
- We're still targeting March for Still Not Dead Enough, book 2 of The Dead Among US.
Child of the Sword is doing extremely well on Amazon.
November 13, 2012:
It was in the top 10 to 20 for more than 6 weeks on the best seller lists detailed below:
- Books > Children's Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Fantasy > Epic
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror > Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
Note: the above rankings and links can change hourly, so if you have trouble getting there with the above links, use this link to get to the Child of the Sword Amazon page, and you can follow links on that page to the various best-sellers lists.
I'm really excited by this, and I owe it all to you who've decided to take a chance on my books. I hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
For iPad, iPhone, Nook & Android users
Don't have a Kindle, but want to read it on another device? Read on:
I publish my eBooks on Amazon and Smashwords. Smashwords then propagates the eBook to iBooks and Barnes and Noble, but that propagation frequently takes 6 to 8 weeks. If you don't want to wait, Amazon offers Free Reading Apps for almost every possible device. Click on the link, download the app appropriate for your device, and you can now download and read Kindle books.
Nook users need to download the Android Tablet app.
If, for some reason, the above link doesn't work, google "kindle reading app", or something like that, and you should have no trouble finding Amazon's Reading Apps web page.
iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch users:
If you have something earlier than iOS 5 and need to upgrade to iOS 5, see:
If you have iOS 5 or later and need to upgrade, see:
If, for some reason, the above links don't work, google "ios 5 upgrade", or something like that, and you should have no trouble finding plenty of sites with upgrade instructions.
If you can't make it happen, drop me an e-mail or tweet and I'll try to help you figure it out. No guarantees, though.
E-books available on Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, iBooks and elsewhere
A Choice of Treasons:
To save himself, he first had to save two empires...but when he tried, his options were limited to a choice of treasons.
The Thirteenth Man:
Beware the curse of the thirteenth man, for should he not fall, all may fall before him.
When Dead Ain't Dead Enough: (1st in The Dead Among Us series)
The dead should ever rest in peace, but when dead ain't dead enough, the living should fear for their mortal souls.
Articles and Rants
You'll also find a few articles I've written on diverse subjects such as:
The Laser Weapon Myth My rant that explains why lasers don't make good weapons, either in science fiction or the real world.
What is a Laser? Can't talk about lasers as weapons without explaining the basics of a laser.
What is Light? Likewise, talk about a laser, have to talk about light
On this web site you'll find:
- sample chapters from some of my novels—I will be posting more.
- some interesting technical articles, all aimed at the non-technical among us.
- rants—see The Laser Weapon Myth—follow the link above.
- geek stuff, like programming code—see the Geek Corner.
As to the novels, you'll find here three types of Science Fiction and Fantasy:
- Hard Science Fiction
- Traditional Fantasy
- Contemporary urban fantasy