Farlost

Been quiet for a month, ensuring details of time, history, orbital mechanics and politics that had been adding up for a couple years.  It was necessary for what comes next.

Stay tuned for much, from Farlost. (Patrons, log in to download embiggened map, complete with ships, a groovy timeline and solar system legend).

ON THE SKY ROAD now on Kindle

8 Years after an intergalactic war, four friends take a vacation on the interstellar cruise ship ‘Sky Road’. Jake Berenger & his alien war buddies are targeted & attacked out of fear & prejudice. Can these former heroes, now isolated from society by PTSD, inner demons (and some serious hangovers) be able to save themselves, and everyone on board the ‘Sky Road’?

Multiverse Patrons get a free copy until end of May. (Become a Patron).

Leviathan: FARLOST

7 years ago I was overwhelmed trying to manage all the aspects that made up the ENEMY LINES story ‘verse.

5 years ago, creating WALK THE FIRE’s shared universe story bible made me doubt my sanity.

None if it holds a candle to the research, history & timelines that are FARLOST.

This is writing at its best: orchestrating a deliciously complex symphony, combining genres and characters & fictional generations. I hope your podcast and ebook machines have seatbelts, because the next wave of this ‘verse is coming very, very soon.

 

Testing a Publishing Wordmark

 

 

 

 

 

I’m re-editing some old ebooks to up their quality & match new releases. Packaging is important for first impressions with new readers….and also for myself–to remind myself to up my game every time.

One element of print and ebooks is a publisher’s imprint or wordmark that appears on title pages and spines. Many people judge a book by it’s cover…and it’s typesetting…and so on.

It’s weird to me that some people really do feel reassurance from having some visual concept that can bridge across the different settings I tell stories in. I may be used to intricate plotting IN stories, but I have to admit dressing up a package matters as well.

Anyhow. I’m testing out a few ideas I’m not sure about…but I kind of dig this one. Whatcha think?

ASUNDER on Audible: Free for Patrons

20 years after the American Civil War, former slave Marcus Riggs was trapped in a British Harbor when invaders came to enslave all mankind. Now, the invaders are gone & new orders clash as humanity struggles to rise from the ashes…but are the aliens gone for good?

Thank you for being my patron! Multiverse patrons & up can grab a download code for Asunder on Audible.

Unlike other Audible titles whose original audio couldn’t be saved, this is my actual podcast narration cleaned up to Audible technical specs & re-released.

If you haven’t heard it, or want to give the code to someone who you think will dig my take on War of the Worlds, reply below (or email or private message me) before Sunday, March 25th & I’ll email you a code to the email on your account.

Priya Whittaker

What do you think of the new player in ‘On the Sky’? If you haven’t gotten far enough into ‘On the Sky Road’ to meet her, yet, I’ll just say Priya Whittaker was quickly promoted from ‘guest of the week’ to ‘co-star’.

I’ve learned to listen when my characters send me back to the drawing board, and I rewrote this story to do justice to do her character justice.

During my mental ‘casting’ & research for Priya Whittaker I came across this piece by artist @littlemachine_ on Twitter. As far as I’m concerned, this rendition of ‘Shaw’ from ‘Person of Interest’ ticks all the right boxes.

That’s Whittaker, right there. Except always with a Han Solo cocky grin. I might even have to have that commissioned 🙂