Preliminary Book Cover Designs

I’m very old school. Back in the day you never shared preliminary, or unfinished book artwork. Your art director or book publisher simply wouldn’t allow it. Today, of course, things are different. Everyone shares everything they can, especially works-in-process. To be completely honest, doing so gives me nervous knots. But that’s ridiculous. It’s time to […]

The results are in and I’m a winner!

…a contest winner, I mean. Haffner Press, a small press specializing in Pulp Fiction reprints, recently had a drawing for a new release — “The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner Volume Two.” And I won! Today I received my prize. And here it is, still wrapped. Haffner Press does a deluxe job with […]

Hubbub Article is Chosen as Reader’s Choice Pick

I do play favorites. As a reporter, I mean. I try to love all my stories equally but I just can’t help loving some of them more. Recently, I wrote a story about a local shop owner whose building was badly damaged when a drunk driver crashed into it. The community’s outpouring of love and […]

Book Review: The Best of Edmond Hamilton

If you’re a science fiction fan, especially with a taste for older works, you’ll enjoy reading Edmond Hamilton (1904 – 1977). I got my feet wet with his “Captain Future” stories, followed by the “Star Kings” and “Starwolf” series. If you’re new to Hamilton’s works this “best of” collection is a good place to start. […]

A New Space Opera is Born

Well, it’s a book! And not just any book but a novelette. Novelettes run in length between short stories and novellas, in other words, perfect bite-sized reading stories. They were a big hit back in the mid-twentieth century in the magazines. Anyway, it’s a book! And not just any book but an illustrated, pulp-style, space […]

Today’s Micro-Adventure

Question for the gallery…how long is your attention span nowadays? Shorter than it used to be, I’ll bet! Micro-fiction goes back into antiquity but seems a good choice for modern, highly-distracted readers. And if a momentary story is compelling enough, the reader will continue to think about it. That’s a writer’s payoff, long form or […]

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