Ensign’s Log, Entry 42: Goals for 2017

Any Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fans reading this? If so, take a moment to celebrate with me the wonderful coincidence that this post is my 42nd entry in my Ensign’s Log. *ahem* Now that I’ve paid homage to one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time, the …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 41: 2016 Writing Highlights

This year has been a series of ups and downs, in writing, my personal life, and my work life. However, for this wrap-up post of the year, I want to focus on the positive side of my writing accomplishments. 2016 Writing Highlights January: Finished the first draft of Upgrade. February: …

Novella Spotlight: Nyssa Glass’s Clockwork Christmas by HL Burke

Christmas is just around the corner, but it’s never too late to buy someone a gift of a story. Today I’m spotlighting one of my favorite Christmas tales, Nyssa Glass’s Clockwork Christmas. Released earlier this year, this story is part of the Nyssa Glass series, but stands easily on its …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 40: December Update

It’s been two weeks since my last update, so I thought I’d just post something short today, since I don’t have anything huge to announce. December’s been a busy month, with the release of From the Stories of Old, a Holiday Extravaganza Giveaway (which is still running, until the 28th, …

Author Interview: Tullio Pontecorvo

Today’s Blog World Tour: Science Fiction Edition interviewee is Tullio Pontecorvo! Tullio believes the greatest virtue of speculative fiction is the Socratic exercise. Suppose blank: what are your choices, and your beliefs? A good speculative story can tell you more about yourself as a reader than about the author who …

Magic Monday: The Temptation of Dragons by Chrys Cymri

Today’s Magic Monday review features a book that I normally wouldn’t have considered reading, much less reviewing as favorably as I am about to. The main reason for this is that, though fantasy, the book features a vicar as the main character, and religion plays a strong role in the …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 39: December Month Map, Week 1 Update

It’s past time for an update on my Month Map progress, but yesterday was the release day and I didn’t want to bog down things with any more updates! I’m happy to say that the anthology’s release day was a success! If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, and …

Release Day: From the Stories of Old!

The anthology’s release date is finally here. You can purchase your copy today! From the Stories of Old: A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings is now available for Kindle and in paperback. In this international collection, new life is given to fairy tales, both classic and obscure. Mythical creatures put …