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Book Trailers

I haven’t yet learned a great deal about making book trailers. I’m interested. I am aware of a few resources that have been useful, and some others that might become useful. While it seems clearly possible to build a book … Continue reading

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Persons of Interest — Dorothy Davies

Dorothy Davies is one of my favorite publishing editors. She has put together countless themed anthologies for various publishing companies, presently editing anthologies for the Thirteen O’Clock Press imprint of Horrified Press. Dorothy Davies lives on the beautiful Isle of … Continue reading

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Last Day of Short Story Giveaway

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This giveaway has been well received by Amazon readers. Muphy’s Traverse was within the top 20 30-minute free reads all day Saturday, and Bingham’s Deep Woods Fairies reached a similar position in the Teen and Young Adult category, with a … Continue reading

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Plot

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The things that happen in a story. We’ve all experienced stories with terrific plots. We’ve all been disappointed by (or simply tolerated) weak plots. One quote that emphasizes the importance and place of plot is attributed to George Lucas: “Storytelling … Continue reading

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Weekend Short Story Giveaway

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Two of my short stories will be available free for Kindle this weekend, March 11-12, 2017, to mark the release of my new novel, Towers of Earth. One story is Bingham’s Deep Woods Fairies, a fantasy tale about Carolyn, a young … Continue reading

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Towers of Earth Print Edition Now Available

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The print edition of Towers of Earth is now available on Amazon. It is 294 pages, and the list price is presently $17.99. Towers of Earth is also available as an e-book at Amazon, Kobo and Apple. It is anticipated … Continue reading

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Large Space Vessels — Other Designs

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We’ve look at cylinders and toroids–popular shapes for large space vessels using artificial centrifugal gravity. These shapes obey the canon that form follows function. Almost everything humanity has learned to do has been learned in Earth’s gravity well. The human … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal — Towers of Earth

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The publisher has completed the striking cover for my new novel, Towers of Earth. The book is released by Double Dragon Publishing. The e-book format is now available on Amazon. The paperback will be released soon. At the brink of … Continue reading

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Persons of Interest — Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novel Ancillary Justice. For a discussion of the book in audio format, which I had the pleasure of experiencing, see the post An Audio-Book Treat–Ann Leckie’s … Continue reading

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Persons of Interest — John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (2/27/1902–12/20/1968) is a well-known American author and needs no introduction. Most folks in the United States have read at least one of his stories in high school (for instance his novellas, The Pearl and Of Mice and Men … Continue reading

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