The Girl From the Pie Shop

The Girl From the Pie Shop

Early afternoon light streamed in from the plate glass windows of the small, bustling diner, illuminating the cramped interior with its century old décor.  The mingled smells of cinnamon, coffee, and French fries permeated the room, as the scents from the lunch crowd...
Monday Launch Madness – Alien Incursion Is Up!

Monday Launch Madness – Alien Incursion Is Up!

It’s been a week of granular details as Ken and I worked through revisions from our editor and the Amazon KPD process. There were a number of different things we didn’t think about until we were knee deep in it, including crucial details like whether the...
The Cold War: Alien Incursion

The Cold War: Alien Incursion

With the assistance of our editor, it looks like our first book is fit for public consumption! We’ll be pressing the publish button before the end of this month (fingers crossed!) and we’re excited to finally have it out into the world. It takes a lot of...
Assassins, Exotic Locales, and Cyber Warfare…oh my!

Assassins, Exotic Locales, and Cyber Warfare…oh my!

I took a break from my usual science fiction and sci-fi military reading and film consumption to binge read one of my favorite authors.  I read the John Rain thrillers over a decade ago.  Our moody anti-hero, John Rain, is a disenchanted Vietnam vet turned contract...
If You See It, You Can Believe It

If You See It, You Can Believe It

An author I really admire and enjoy once shared her character inspiration board on Twitter. She had assembled a number of vintage photos (Victorian era) onto a Pinterest board for her steampunk romance. I thought that was pretty brilliant.  So a social media tool that...
Renegade Profiles: Sci-Fi Author Jon Cronshaw

Renegade Profiles: Sci-Fi Author Jon Cronshaw

Author Jon Cronshaw JV: Why do dystopian/post-apocalypse novels all have zombies? Haha. Although these sub-genres have a lot of crossover, they also seem to be tackling different primal questions. With dystopian fiction, the core questions are about the ways people...
Techology + Teamwork = Magic

Techology + Teamwork = Magic

When Writers Get Together and Use Instafreebie I wanted to start building a newsletter mailing list of science fiction fans for the launch of Cold War.  So I started from zero.  After Ken formatted our book on Draft2Digital, I put it up on Instafreebie.  The first few...

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