Science Fiction Night: I’m the Author!

Not often enough, I’d suppose, do I get the chance to sit and visit with other Science Fiction readers….

But I have been asked to be the Author at The River Trading Company’s “Science Fiction Night” on February 25th about two weeks away!

You can find details here — https://www.facebook.com/events/732249416922465/

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Crimson Worlds: Planetary Breach Launch!

Okay, first I know how to write and yes, this was using the Crimson Worlds world from Jay Allan so it was easy and hard all at the same time.

I wrote what I’d describe as a ‘military marine’ type adventure and I got to use the French Foreign Legion as my host military grouping.

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Isaac Asimov Day: January 2nd

Been very busy but did think it apropos, to just remind all my readers, that National Science Fiction Day is always January 2nd every year–it’s Isaac Asimov’s birthday. Well as much as can be remembered….you see back in , Russia. Way back in 1919 in that area, records just weren’t like our own nowadays, and his real birthday was between October 4th, 1919 and January 2, 1920. He always celebrated it on January 2nd and who are we to disagree with one of the BIG THREE SciFi writers of the golden age (the other two are who?).

I think about him often. I think that I just was not confident enough to call him or write to him or his agent, just to tell him how much I loved his work. And loved it enough to have my own bookshelf with two rows of his works. When I found him, he had just published The Naked Sun. And as I read it for the first time, I was stunned by his complete world-building including robots. Robots. Never heard of them.

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The RIM CONFEDERACY: Inwards Bound Launched!

WooHoo!

My #13 book “Inwards Bound” in my RIM CONFEDERACY Series was just launched today! Already she’s doing well and I’m so pleased that readers are still along for the space opera ride! To those who emailed me asking when it would be out — it’s out! And I’m back to the “one new Series book per month” schedule too!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0ZK1QT

“Tempted by the dissolution of the huge empire inwards, Duke Scott and the Baroness and the Caliph join forces to send a ship inwards bound, to find new planets for the expansion of the RIM Confederacy—led by the new captain, Bram Sander. Making a mind-reader a ship’s captain means more than one might expect, and Bram has to worry about the issues that arise.
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Fair E-Book Pricing is Needed!

Public libraries recognize publishing in Canada and around the world is undergoing great change, and that the publishing industry plays an important role in the development and expression of the Canadian identity and literary culture.

But libraries also play an integral role in a vibrant book industry. Libraries are places of discovery, places that introduce people to new authors, genres and topics. Libraries have significant purchasing power as buyers of books and ebooks. Imposing unreasonably high prices – and creating a barrier between people and the books they love – is not the answer.

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The RIM CONFEDERACY: Captured Aliens Launched!

WooHoo!

My #12 book “Captured Aliens” in my RIM CONFEDERACY Series was just launched today! Already she’s doing well and I’m so pleased that readers are still along for the space opera ride!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSYSTWI

“While Duke Tanner Scott takes over the reins of the Duchy, there are other forces at work that will challenge his new role. The alien Praix suddenly show up off Ghayth to begin to take over the RIM Confederacy and the Issians appear to not be able to help. Add to his woes as his sister charged with the two murders at his wedding goes to trial for murder and that his protege declares his love for her too.

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The RIM CONFEDERACY: Honeymoon Bottle Launched!

WooHoo!

My #11 book “Honeymoon Bottle” in my RIM CONFEDERACY Series was just launched today! Already she’s doing well and I’m so pleased that readers are still along for the space opera ride!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N458X23

“Recovering from almost fatal wounds at the hands of his sister, Tanner finds the time spent on the beach on Bottle a great way to recharge and think about his future too. Finding a way to save his sister is one major item on his plate but then there is the late Duke’s Will and the codicil offer that was beyond his wildest expectations—what to do? Read more ›

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Latest Chapters Author Signing Day a Success!

sign-1I was chuffed when once again, the huge Chapters Bookstore on Fairview Street in Burlington, offered me another Author’s Signing Day event–and I grabbed it up right away too!

And my title above notes that it was a Success–from my own sales numbers, I did better than last time–times two!

Folks actually came up and said “hey, saw you back in June and never got to buy one cause I was busy–but I’ll take one right now…” kind of comments. Read more ›

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Author’s Signing Day in November!

If you’re in the Burlington area, on Saturday November 12th, then please do drop by the huge Chapters store at 3315 Fairview Street!

I’ve been invited to sit and offer up my RIM Confederacy and Bones Series of books and I’ll sign every single one too! What a great gift to get for your Dad or brother in time for Christmas, eh!

I’ll be right up front just inside the main doors from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and would love to see you!

So please drop by and let’s chat about Science Fiction….would love to hear your own reviews on my books too!

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Ten Facts about Self-Publishing You Might Not Know!

self-publishing-word-cloud-300x202I write my books and self-publish them. You all know that. But do you know any of the following…cause some were brand new to me!

1- More than 50% of all traditionally published book sales of any format in the US now happen on Amazon.com. (Author Earnings, May 2016)

2- Audio book downloads increased by 38.1 percent in 2015. (CNBC, 2016)

3- The Big Five Publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster) now account for less than a quarter of all ebook purchases on Amazon. Indies are closing in on 45%. (Author Earnings, Feb 2016)

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