Tag Archive: science fiction

Oct 20

Sweet Acceptance

this is not me, btw Well, the page proofs for STATE OF DECAY are in and it seems all went well.  The process for that was fairly simple: I received a package in the mail that contained the book printed out on paper (two book pages to one sheet) and then read through it looking …

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Jan 12


After some web mishaps and lost emails I was able to get in touch with Jane Jewell, the Executive Director of the Science Fiction Writers Association, and she was extremely helpful in getting me set up.  So, as of now I’m officially a dues-paying member.  I haven’t got my login info set up yet so …

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Oct 07

It’s official…

I suppose it was official before, but now it just somehow feels more official – yesterday I got a piece of mail from my agent Jack Byrne containing my copy of the contract, and my advance check.  I am officially a paid author.  Someone paid me to do the thing I love. On a less …

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Oct 01


One of the most challenging and most fun aspects of writing a sequel is bringing back the established characters, only now with the experience of the time which passed between the two books under their belts (two years, in this case).  After the events of the first book, and what occurred during our time away …

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Sep 18

APPLE is away…

Maybe it’s unwarranted, but I was nervous when it came time to ship off the final of APPLE (which I have tentatively retitled STAR WORMWOOD).  I was nervous when I shipped off REVIVORS as well, but I thought maybe this time I would be less nervous.  It’s not a bad kind of nervous, and maybe …

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Aug 20

First APPLE test read complete

Ok the first test read is in; my wife finished up and once again came through with detailed and valuable feedback.  I’ll hear from the others this weekend and see what I’ve got then as the first draft of THE SILENT ARMY wraps up I think I’ll take a breather from it and tackle the …

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Jul 12

The process

Before I managed to find an agent, never mind a publisher, I spent a lot of time wondering exactly how the whole business worked (I’m still trying to figure that out, but have a slightly better idea now than I did then).  I wanted very badly to be published but had no idea how to …

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Jun 07

APPLE draft in test reads

Again, somewhat old news.  It’s been about a month now but I’ve had my hands full with The Silent Army.  Apple is basically what I would term Sci-Fi Horror, I suppose, but in a weird way it’s mostly a story about two lost souls.  The crisis that brings them together could have been a lot …

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May 22

Title change

I called my original novel RISE but I think on some level I knew it would have to change.  Titles are something I kind of dread trying to come up with, and RISE went through five or six before I settled on that but even then I wasn’t sure.  The publisher contacted my agent to …

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May 21

First contact

Got my first call from the editor at Ace who I’ll be working with on RISE.  Her name is Jessica Wade, and she has had some very nice things to say about the book.  She seemed as excited as I am to be moving forward and I look forward very much to working with her.  …

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