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  1. Print cover

    And... here, fresh from my publisher!

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  2. Ten Commandments for a Happy Writing Life

    So, I'm reading The Pocket Muse by Monica Wood as (you guessed it) inspiration for a writing course I am developing. As a writer myself, I found this list interesting, but rather than just post it, I wanted to add my 2 cents, just because. I hope you find both the list and my comments useful!

    1. Don't wait for inspiration; establish a writing habit.

    Man, do I know that. Sometimes, inspiration hits you when you're in the shower, in the middle of a meeting, when you're ...
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  3. Classy book teaser for Elflings

    As some of you may know, I like to potter around with my own book teasers. Unlike the first two, this one's quite short.

    Let me know what you think;

    http://youtu.be/fdTGc4BgAcQ
  4. Today's the day...

    "No more fooling around.

    Set an egg timer for forty-five minutes, and don't get out of the chair until the timer dings. Even if you sit staring at the page the entire time, you're ingraining a habit.

    Chickens and fraidy-cats may begin with five-minute segments."

    The Pocket Muse, Monica Wood
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  5. A Poem—Two Ancient Lands Meet: Eire and Hellas

    I visited the Aran Islands in 2005 and found myself at a place beyond my imagination. Housed on the edge of a cliff (hundreds of feet above the ocean) on the island of Inishmore was a stone fort aging back to the Iron Age—Dún Dúchathair (The Black Fort). The stones of these forts have no mortar; they're just standing on their own without any ropes or fences.

    When I visited this fort, early one morning, a dog was roaming around, sniffing the rocks, and when I ventured a little closer ...
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  6. Existence - David Brin

    Existence by David Brin



    After ten years of absence, David Brin is finally back with a new novel. Reading Existence, it is not difficult to imagine how that monster of a book took so much time to write. It is huge, not merely in terms of word count, but also in terms of conceptual volume. Brin’s 1990 book Earth is a similar creature – teeming with predictions, explorations and interpretations ...

    Updated August 3rd, 2012 at 09:48 AM by Random23

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  7. I, Creator 2 - Goddess Of The Hunt - Press

  8. Elflings - off to the publisher

    I've been hiding from the world a bit recently, slugging through my ms to make sure it's as good as it can be before sending it off to the publisher 93k worth of reading, re-reading and adjusting and now... I'm finally DONE!


    Ta-Daaa.... well, it's my cover, it's not the one the print version will have but I'll post that later.
  9. Reading in August 2012

    Currently reading Peter Hamilton's Great North Road. 100 pages down, but about a thousand to go. Going to be a while....

    Mark
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  10. Flash Fiction Story of Mine just published on the Antipodean SF site

    This should be the link:

    http://www.antisf.com/the-stories/equalisation

    It will be podcast later this month and I think I'll leave it to the editor "Nuke" to do the narration. He's a lot better at it than me.

    Cheers
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  11. Meeting with the minister

    My fiancee and I had to have a meeting with the church minister,as my fiancee has been previously married.
    The minister needed to find out about his previous marriage to find out if we could get married in a church.
    That particular church is important to me personally.
    Not only has my brother been married there.
    My parents were married in that church.
    Up to my great grand parents.
    To me getting married there would mean I am keeping with that tradition . ...
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  12. Trailer for THE WAY OF NACOR: TALES OF EDEN

    Hi Everyone.

    Here is the link to the trailer for THE WAY OF NACOR: TALES OF EDEN, a YA novel with elements of Sci-Fi, fantasy, and suspense.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0I70cD5-8A

    Updated July 27th, 2012 at 11:27 AM by JWHorton

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  13. SFX Magazine Interview with Rob Sanders



    I'm interviewed this month in SFX Magazine. Check out Rob Sanders Speculative Fiction here for more details.

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  14. reading

    I have read the Titans of Twilight trilogy. I read The Ogre's Pact, The Giant Among US, and The Titan of Twilight. I also read The Return of the Archwizards trilogy. I read The Summoning, The Seige, and The Sorcerer. I also read the first three of the Dark Sun Prism pentad. I read The Verdant Passage, The Crimson Legion, and The Amber Enchantress. I have yet to get The Obsidian Oracle or The Cerulean Storm.
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  15. books

    Hi everyone. My favorite authors are Bentley Little and Troy Denning.
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