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Sunday Thoughts

It’s after 2 p.m. on Sunday. I’m still in my PJ’s sketching out illustrations for my next pulp novelette. The story is at the editor’s.  I’m planning a late Spring release. I’ve just gotten another 5 star review for Landscape of Darkness  and it’s wonderful! (Thank you kind people!!) I have a big release schedule […]

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“Conspiracy Theory” in 1930’s Science Fiction

UPDATE: When you’re dealing with long defunct magazines and house names of writers it can be difficult to determine who wrote what. Will Garth was one of the pseudonyms used by Henry Kuttner, it was also a house name used by the Thrilling group of pulp magazines: Thrilling Wonder Stories, Startling Stories,  Strange Stories, and […]

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Landscape of Darkness is here!

I’m delighted to announce the release of my illustrated novelette, “Landscape of Darkness.” It’s light reading, a space opera to curl up with coverlet and a cup of tea on a cold Winter evening. The physical book launched as a soft-cover through Amazon today, January 15, 2018. It will also be out as an eBook […]

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Happy 2018!

Well, we’re here. I have no idea how we got here exactly, from my perspective it was just Halloween last night. Nevertheless, we’re arrived at a brand new, blank-slate, anything-can-happen, new year. I do love the new year…so many possibilities! And anything can happen. To quote Time Master, Rip Hunter (the TV version) — “Time […]

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Legends of Tomorrow and Heroes from the Past

Watching DC’S Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 inspired me to dig into the DC comic archives and revisit some of the characters’ histories. If you read comics for any length of time you’ll understand that characters change dramatically, and it’s easy to lose track of their origins and primary motivations. Of course, it’s easy to […]

Book Signing at the Lewis County Historic Museum

The book signing season is upon me, that is to say, I have two new books and one 2nd edition, all heading out to public events within the next month or so. Tonight, I was at the Author’s Night at the Lewis County Museum in Chehalis. This was the second outing for Our George Washington […]

4 Ways to Overcome Creative Burn-Out Today

We’re all part of a giant machine, working our hearts’ out until we’re too worn to go on. The world runs on creative ideas but creatives themselves are frequently marginalized and thrown out after their usefulness starts to fade. What you can you do about it? You can’t stop the machine — our world — […]

My top three science fiction doctors

I’ve been a professional (alternative) healer for several decades. Here are a couple of people I wouldn’t mind trusting my life to: Calhoun (Med Ship, Doctor to the Stars, Pariah Planet, and others by Murray Leinster) Snake (Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre) Leonard “Bones” McCoy (Star Trek) Who’s bedside manner impresses you? Save

Creative Expansion in a Crumbling World

It’s easy to be excited about personal creative endeavors. As I read through writers’ and artists’ blogs and websites and watch YouTube videos, I’m struck by how many creatives are out there. Over the decades I’ve been astounded by the amount of competition between us, as if we’re competing for limited resources (all too true […]

Written words, how wonderful you are

In this era of words everyone has to be a writer. A writer, really? Yeah. We all have to learn to write. In fact, you have to be able to write to communicate online. (Well, you can make videos, but you probably would have to write down your thoughts for those, too.) So, writing is […]

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