Category Archive: State of Decay

Apr 02

Girl Power

tapping out in 3...2...

I never set out to make most of my protagonists female, it just kind of turned out that way.  When you look at the Revivors series, you could say the ‘main’ protagonist (Nico Wachalowski) and the ‘main’ antagonist (Samuel Fawkes) are both male but the story is told from four viewpoints and Nico shares the …

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Dec 31


Hiami - Static Decay

I have a love-hate relationship with Google Alerts.  For those not in the know, Google Alerts allow you to get an update anytime anything appears on the internet matching a given search criteria.  I thought they would be useful for tipping me to any buzz about my novels.  The reality is that about half the …

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May 31

Balticon Impressions

Crookus Comptonus

I really just can’t say enough about my experience at Balticon.  From start to finish it was a fun, educational experience and I am so glad that I went. Granted, having won the Compton Crook Award for State of Decay I was one of the Guests of Honor, and as such they took really great …

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May 26

State of Decay Wins the Compton Crook Award I hear one dolla?  Two dolla?

It was announced this morning – my debut novel State of Decay has officially won the 2011 Compton Crook Award!  So, I will be flying to Baltimore tomorrow not just to attend Balticon, but also to accept the award and I couldn’t be more excited.  The folks running the con have been absolutely fantastic about …

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Mar 08

State of Decay Makes Compton Crook Shortlist


I received another piece of good news yesterday – State of Decay was chosen as one of the finalists for the Compton Crook Award, which is awarded by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society for the best first novel of the year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror.  They throw a shin dig …

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Jan 18

State of Decay Makes Short List for Philip K. Dick Award

I was very pleasantly surprised this morning to learn that my debut novel State of Decay has made the short list for the Philip K Dick Award…whether or not I win remains to be seen, but as cliche as it might sound it really is an honor just being nominated. I am a huge fan …

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Dec 29

Mad Man


Ok, I’m going to try something a little new here and I’ll let any authors out there who might be thinking about giving it a go how it works out for me.  The ‘new thing’ is Goodreads’ pay-per-click advertising.  It’s in beta right now, so I imagine it may morph over time, but the basic …

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Oct 11

Bookstore Trolling

Ok, this weekend I slunk off to two of my local bookstores (there is both a Borders, and a big Barnes & Noble near where I live) for three main reasons and curiously only one of those reasons had anything to do with buying a book since I’m already two books behind in my book …

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Feb 19

Sci-Fi Fan Letter reviews State of Decay

This news is a bit late in coming but Jessica Strider reviewed State of Decay the other day over at Sci-Fi Fan Letter, and Jessica totally got what I was going for, and that made me happy.  On a related note, I think I have gotten more alerts and links from Sci-Fi Fan Letter than …

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Feb 07

For the love of Kress

I suppose it might seem a little corny but I had to visit the local Barnes & Noble to find my book.  I just had to *see* it.  When I got there, I found it in the Science Fiction section, but also in the ‘New Paperbacks’ section.  I snuck a snapshot of it there: Now, …

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