May 20, 2017

Frayed was named a Finalist in the Science Fiction category for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Unfortunately, it wasn't the winner in that category, but it is an honor to see the judges thought enough of ThreadBare's story to list it among the best.

You can read more about the Indie Book Awards here

March 21, 2017

I'm honored that the first book in the DarkTrench Shadow series, Frayed, has been chosen as a finalist for the Realm award this year. It is joined by a handful of books by some of my talented author friends, including Steve Rzasa, Jill Williamson, Joshua Johnston, Amy Brock McNew, and Morgan Busse.

Last year, Amish Zombies in Space took home the genre prize for the Supernatural / Horror category in the Realm Award, with The Mermaid's Sister (a YA novel by Carrie Anne Noble) taking the top honor. So, I'm excited to be in the running again.

The winners will be announced at the Realm Makers conference in Reno in late July of this year.

For the full list of finalists, go here. And for more on the associated conference, go here.


February 1, 2017

Last year, one of the architects of Takamo Universe, Randy Ritnour, contacted me about possibly writing a story in their universe. Takamo Universe is an upcoming MMU game that has its beginnings in a play-by-mail game from decades ago. Consequently, the charcters and environs of that universe are vast...like Star Wars vast. It has thousands of years of history, dozens of alien species, and hundreds of civilization, governments, and corporations all vying for dominance.

It is nearly overwhelming.

Thankfully, we were able to carve out a tiny section where I could stomp around, and an alien species that would be fun for me to travel with. Specifically, the large mammalian rat-like species known as "mutos" or  "rhats".

And now, that story, entitled Rhats! is available for purchase, along with a half dozen other independent stories set in the Takamo Universe.

You can find more information about Takamo and the books here and here. And for information on Rhats! itself, go here.


January 1, 2017

I'm happy to announce that my short story, Graxin, has found a new home among some stellar science fiction stories. Previously, that story was only available in the Marcher Lord Press collection, Ether Ore, but when Enclave pulled the plug on that anthology, the story--a personal favorite--was unavailable.

That's why I was hopeful when I heard that Bear Publications was looking for "the best" science fiction written by Christians. I sent them the story and they found it worth. I'm delighted and honored.

And now Mythic Orbits 2016 is available. For more information on where you can find it, go here.


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