Annual Check-In!

Another year gone by, another forgotten website domain.  I’m afraid I don’t have any new publishing news to announce yet, but hopefully I’ll be getting something in the coming months.

In the meantime, I’ve been quietly toiling away on my own original series.  I’ve now written ELEVEN unpublished novels!  Hopefully one day they will see the light of day.  I was really chugging away for awhile there, but over the last six months my schedule has really been upended and my output has dwindled away.  And now, in the middle of a pandemic, it’s pretty hard to focus on writing.  So I’ve been going back through the earlier books and rewriting scenes instead.  Which, of course, is necessary work, and ultimately more important than writing a rough draft of Book Seven!

I’ve discovered two new authors I really like recently.  John Scalzi writes wonderful sci-fi books with a great sense of humor.  I really loved the Interdependency Trilogy and the Old Man’s War series!  His style and sensibility really matches my own.  I also just finished Redshirts which was a hilarious fourth wall breaking send up of Star Trek.

Daniel Wilson is also a new favorite.  He wrote the two part series Robocalypse and Robogenesis, which is a primary source retelling of a war against evil robots in the vein of World War Z.  Great stuff!  He also wrote Clockwork Dynasty which I really enjoyed.

I am still a regular host on the Sci-Fi Pubcast which comes out every other week, which is also being released as videos on You Tube!

Stay safe out there, everyone!

Oh, so THAT’S how you log in!

I was lazy with updates and got locked out of my own domain name.  How embarrassing!  Technology and log-ins and websites are not my forte.  But after several clumsy stumblings about, I finally figured out how to get back in!

Sadly, I’ve only had one new work published in the many months since I’ve updated.  A short story in “No Holds Bard: Tales of Fortannis”.  This is a post-Wonderful Death tale of Elmeki showing how things shook out in the Hidden Kingdom after the events of the novel.

In UN-published news, I’m still working steadily on my own original works.  I recently completed the rough draft of my ELEVENTH novel!!!  In addition to “It’s A Wonderful Death” in the Fortannis universe, I’m now ten books into my own original franchise.  Five of the books tell a high fantasy epic, and the other five are the beginnings of a 14 part science fiction series.  That’s my real goal.  I’ve been working on this series since 1993, first as a television series, now as novels (that will hopefully be turned into a television series!).  I’m still plugging away trying to get an agent so all these works finally get to see the light of day.

I’m also still a co-host of The Sci-Fi Pubcast.  Unfortunately the When Nerds Attack podcasting network dissolved last year, but we are still going strong under our own domain name!  We have a lot of laughs talking sci-fi movies, tv, and books and wandering off on bizarre tangents.  Check us out; IT’S FREE!

One of our common guest stars is fellow author Randal Graham, who wrote the delightful life-after-death parody tale “Beforelife”.  Check it out!  (though it’s not free)

My new story! Baker Street Irregulars: The Game Is Afoot!

My newest short story has been published today!  “A Study in Space”, a sci-fi take on Sherlock Holmes, appears in BAKER STREET IRREGULARS: THE GAME IS AFOOT!  In the year 2087, there is a locked room mystery in orbit of the Moon, and a teenage Sherlock Holmes forces his services onto Inspector John Watson to solve the crime!

Available as a physical book and a Nook e-book now, with Kindle e-book and audio book forthcoming!


Annnnnd I managed to forget about the site again!  For some reason the return of The Expanse tonight reminded me of it, perhaps because I associate that show more with the novels than the TV show now that I’ve read all of them.

We’re just two weeks away from the publication of my next story in Baker Street Irregulars: The Game Is Afoot!  While it’s not listed yet, I am deeply honored to say there will also be an audio book and my story will be read by actor Korey Jackson!

It’s been awhile, so let me post my Top Ten Movies of 2017:

  1. The Last Jedi: this one was actually a tough sit for me, but I’ve come to appreciate it on further viewings.
  2. Thor Ragnarok: this movie was just pure joy all the way through.  Definitely the most fun all year.
  3. Guardians Galaxy 2: a solid sequel with a great story, villain, and sense of humor.
  4. Justice League: a deeply flawed movie in many ways, but there’s such a joy to seeing all these characters on the screen together for the first time that I give it a pass.
  5. Spider-Man: Definitely the best Spider-Man movie yet!
  6. Wonder Woman: a well made movie with only a few flaws.
  7. Skull Island: a really entertaining reinvention of King Kong.
  8. Valerian: my semi-annual bizarre original sci-fi movie that everybody hates but I love.
  9. War Planet Apes: I preferred the second movie but this was a wonderful end to the trilogy.
  10. Furious 8: Surprisingly this turned out to be my favorite film in the franchise.


I completely forgot I had this website. 🙂  So what’s gone on in the past year?

I’m now co-hosting the SCI-FI PUBCAST podcast, a bi-weekly show covering various sci-fi fandoms, usually movies and tv shows.  We’re proud to be a part of the new WHEN NERDS ATTACK network!  Check us out at or at

My second short story was published in October 2016 in TALES OF FORTANNIS: A BARD ACT TO FOLLOW.  This is a prequel to my novel IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, portraying the origin of the book’s villain the Doomsayer.

My next published work will be a sci-fi Sherlock Holmes story in BAKER STREET IRREGULARS 2: THE GAME IS AFOOT, coming in April 2018!

You can find my Amazon author’s page at

In UNpublished news, I’m currently finishing the fifth book of my fourteen volume sci-fi series.  I’ve been working on this story since 1993, and getting this far has been a major accomplishment for me.  It’s fascinating to see how the story changes in the process of sitting down and actually writing it.  It’s getting better, I swear! 😉

I am still shopping for an agent for my completed high fantasy trilogy.  Fingers crossed!

Top Ten Movies of 2016

Well, in most respects 2016 has been a horrible year… but it’s been great for movies!  Here’s my Top Ten:

  1. Rogue One: a perfect movie and a worthy entry to my most beloved franchise.
  2. Zootopia: a perfect movie. I love every single element of this film. Incredibly re-watchable.
  3. Civil War: a flawless culmination of a dozen wonderful movies.
  4. Fantastic Beasts: JK’s magic is still at work with a fascinating new story, setting, and characters.
  5. Deadpool: hilarious fun.
  6. Finding Dory: a wonderful sequel to a classic.
  7. Independence Day 2: it’s not a great movie, but really neither was the first one. but the sheer nostalgia of returning to that world and seeing how mankind adapted to using alien tech and united together after such horrendous losses was really engrossing to see.
  8. Doctor Strange: another solid Marvel entry with enough new elements to keep it fresh.
  9. Star Trek Beyond: a weak villain and plot, but sheer fun throughout.
  10. Moana: another great Disney movie with wonderful characters, visuals, and songs.  It even had a little action.

I haven’t used this website much now that I’m contributing to a podcasting network.  Be sure to check it (and me) out there and on Facebook! 🙂

My Second Short Story Is Published!

My second short story, “A Poet’s Heart”, is now available in the BARD ACT TO FOLLOW anthology on the Double Dragon website!  Coming soon to Amazon and Barnes n Noble.

It’s a prequel to my recently published novel IT’S A WONDERFUL DEATH, a touching and humorous tale of an obsessive loner’s descent from pathetic stalking into true super villainy.