I was recently invited to do a talk via Zoom by the Thompson Nicola Regional Library and the Kamloops Society of the Written Arts. It was a real honour to be asked to do the talk and I chose to focus on how science fiction and society share a connection – how one influences the
You may have seen it. You may even have downloaded it during the Leap Year promotion run at the end of February. Either way, it’s out there in its third edition. We Are Mars has greeted 2020 in style with a cover refresh, brand new graphics plates and a complete revision on the text to
January. It’s a month that conjures some of our darkest memories and stirs depression with its heavy spoon of post-holidays malaise. Most of the northern hemisphere dreads the beginning of January not only for the fact that it ushers in another period of debt and relentless work obligations, it does so with an icy hand,
Yes, it’s time to get serious about 2020. This is the year I finish my Rubicon series, write my first sci-fi mystery and hopefully conquer my self-doubt. What about you? What are your goals for this fresh year? Do you even have goals, or is that more for us plotters out there? I find even
There is a debate that rages on in forums around the internet and across many platforms, both on and offline. The question at it’s core is one which draws vociferous opinions, both for and against, the two opposing points of view. What are the points of view in the debate over indie professionalism and self-publishing?
Part One – How did I get here? Did you wake up this morning, get up, stumble through to the kitchen and wish, “Just once, couldn’t someone else put the coffee on?“ Was it dark out? Cold, even? Or did you need to take the dog for a walk so he could poo? Then, congratulations,
In the time that I have been part of the Writing Community on Twitter, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a number of people who bring an enhanced level of skill and talent to the mix. These people are among us and in this feature, I want to introduce a few of them.
I arranged this interview with Indie Connect Books founder, Rebecca Yelland, to shed a bit of light on one of the more exciting things happening in the writing community on social media. Rebecca is passionate about supporting independent authors and was happy to answer some questions for me. More information about indieconnectbooks.com is below the
“Storm At Dawn is my difficult second child.” Is how I recently described the continuation of the Rubicon Saga. But why it has the dubious honour of being a “difficult child” goes back many months. In fact, it sort of started with her older sister, We Are Mars. Here’s what happened… In May of 2018,
Storm At Dawn quietly entered the arena this past weekend on a little table, in a curling arena in the middle of southern BC, Canada. It was an inauspicious launch for the second book in the Rubicon Saga, but it was exactly how I wanted it – no Drama! Well, maybe there could have been