selling

Selling Saturday: Smashwords Coupon for “Purr Mission” and Other Promotions

This week’s Smashwords coupon is for “Purr Mission”: Major Tom’s dander is up. His cub is dying of the Morient Virus, and he knows their sworn enemies are responsible (the Baastards!), but bureaucats order him not to go to their planet to recover the antidote. Well, it’s easier to beg forgiveness than to ask purrmission. … Continue reading

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Selling Saturday: Smashwords Coupon for “Through Her Eyes” and Other Promotions

This week’s Smashwords coupon is for “Through Her Eyes”: They say that we’re blinded by love, but sometimes it’s the only thing that can light the darkness. Jennie had a surprise planned for Pete, but Pete had one for her, too. Things aren’t always what they seem. “Through Her Eyes” is a Paranormal-Fantasy-Romance short story, … Continue reading

Published / selling

“The Pipes” Now Available On Preorder

My next ePublication will be the speculative short story “The Pipes”: Sometimes it’s the little things… An unexpected extraterrestrial visitation has an adverse effect on a Texas farmer’s well. Think twice before you drink the water – there’s something in the pipes. (This story actually started while I was driving around and the opening monologue suddenly came … Continue reading

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Selling Saturday: Smashwords Coupon for “A Dish Best Served” and Other Promotions

This week’s Smashwords coupon is for “A Dish Best Served”: A self-aggrandizing faux-French intergalactic food critic runs afoul of a prideful chef, and gets an unexpected lesson in alien cuisine, living, and manners. If you can’t say something nice… One of my favorite short stories is Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”, which had an influence … Continue reading

ideation / writing

Writing Wednesday: Does Your Writing Have a Mind of It’s Own (or am I the only one)?

When I start writing I usually have a specific destination in mind – I REALLY THINK I know where the story is going. I. Know. Nothing! Take “Therefore I Am” (working title of my current work-in-progress); let’s call it TIA for short… (hey wait, that’s the acronym for Transient Ischemic Attack – I’ve had one … Continue reading