Caliban now available for pre-order

Finally, after six years, I have new novella out! Very pleased to present my readers with Caliban.  I started writing this story back around 1981-2. Did it all in one mad go, scribbling away. And then let the story simmer until three years ago, some 25 years after that first draft. When I unearthed the story, I realize why I’d written it, the journey Tine, the main character, had to take, both physical and psychological, and…

Shadow Song coming out in audiobook in 2018

So thrilled to announce Shadow Song will be coming out as an audiobook in March of 2018. It’s being narrated by Susan J. Iannucci. Susan is a California denizen, who has narrated productions all over the world from her professional sound studio. When released, Shadow Song will be available through Amazon, Audible and iTunes. I’ll have links up to both Amazon and Audible on my website under the page for Shadow Song. You will also be able to link to it…

Cover for Caliban!

Very excited to reveal the brilliant cover Jeff Minkevics has created for my forthcoming novella, Caliban. I think Jeff captured the essence of the story in his artistic concept, while also paying homage to the golden era of SF. At first Jeff wanted to give a tip of the hat to the great illustrative covers created by Doubleday artists, using a Puppet Masters feel, but when it was made apparent to Jeff that the main character…

September Progress Report

Because some of you have been asking about my next novel release, thought it would be a good idea to update you on my progress. Caliban is slated for release December 1, 2017. However, because my cover art mad genius, Jeff Minkevics, has been inundated this year, the cover for the novella is delayed, and thus the release of Caliban may be delayed a month or two. Eric Demarais has done a fabulous job of the layout, and…

Caliban still on track

My newest novella, Caliban, is still on track for release December 1, 2017. It’s presently in layout and cover design. I haven’t yet seen a cover concept from Jeff Minkevics, but I hope to soon after he’s finished with the new cover for From Mountains of Ice. I do know Éric Desmarais has the basic layout of the text complete, and is now working on interior graphics. I think I may have set these two remarkable artists a challenge with…

New edition of From Mountains of Ice

Very excited to announce there will be a new edition of From Mountains of Ice this summer. Five Rivers’ brilliant Art Director, Jeff Minkevics, is designing a new cover, and wow is it fabulous! I am so excited, even if Jeff is losing his mind dealing with all the minute detail he’s decided is required. And Éric Desmarais, Five Rivers’ layout artist, is working on a stunning new layout which does absolute tribute to the story. This…

Works in progress

Yes works in progress. That’s plural. Which is perhaps more a reflection of a scattered mind than an organized one, but there you have it. I sent Caliban to a colleague for editing. She came back with a ream of suggestions. So I am now in the process of yet another revision, with better focus on the problems in the novel and how to address those. Part of that process is letting go, of opening another door…

Writing, really I am

Seems to be I can only manage one post a month. My apologies, dear reader. Writing of The Rose Guardian continues slowly but positively. I’m so close to finishing the first draft, perhaps by close of year. I’m very happy with how the characters have developed, particularly Vi, my protagonist. It has been a challenge writing three separate stories, meshing them so the stories flow as a cohesive whole. Fine tuning of that will happen…

That blasted novel

There was a time I used to be able to sit myself in front of the computer and just let the fingers fly. Stories were easy. Writing was easy. Now I find it hard to steal time from a day to let that creativity bubble up and flow. It’s taken me nigh unto five years to get where I am with my current work in progress, The Rose Guardian. My dear cousin keeps nudging me. My dear…

A New Site, A New Look

At long last I’ve updated my website, made it more functional, and hopefully of more interest to my loyal readers. I hope to post more often here, share my writing progress with you. Yes, indeed, there is a very strong possibility there will be a new novel from me this year, Caliban, which is a speculative fiction which explores the concepts of beauty and reality through a thoroughly alien creature, Tine. Caliban is currently with my dear friend…