I haven’t made as much progress as I had hoped to over the past several months. I’ve been rather busy in my day-to-day life. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: A Tremor on the Web, the prequel to my forthcoming Corridor of Doors trilogy will be moving forward ahead of schedule. Once I finish the Dreadknights sequel, now called … More Writing Progress: August 10 to October 2, 2018
For a while now, I’ve toyed with the idea of making a Mass-market Paperback edition of Johnny Came Home. I wanted a smaller trim size. Johnny Came Home was my first book. It was originally released as a Trade Paperback (7 x 10) because I thought the larger size kind of called back to a … More Johnny Came Home Gets a New Cover and a New Edition
I know that some of you were disappointed that I didn’t publish a book in the Fall of 2017, like I predicted. I was also frustrated with my lack of progress on Soulbright, mostly because I have published at least one book a year since 2012. (Technically, my average remains intact because I did publish … More What I’m Working On Now
In 2008, I was hopelessly stuck on a novel I’d been writing for about half a decade. That novel would later emerge as Luckbane, the first book of the Impworld/Otherworld series. As many of you know, I decided to put the book on hold for a bit. My progress had been painfully slow, bogged down by … More Why I’m Giving Nanowrimo Another Shot
It’s been a while since I wrote a post here at my author blog, so I apologize. In my defense, I’ve been busy writing. Soulbright is nearly complete and ready for the editing phase. I’ve also been researching for a few non-fiction books. More on that some other time. Someone asked me the other day … More Advice I’ll Never Take
Most of you know that I’ve been busy writing a book called Strangers & Aliens, which will explore the question of extraterrestrial life from the perspective of a Christian science fiction author. It’s been great fun, but also a lot of work. It’s hard to put into words just how fascinating the subject can be! … More Writing Progress: Extraterrestrials and Ufology
The Mothman of Point Pleasant, WV, is sort of a weird cousin of mine. That is, one legend has it that the Mothman was spawned by the curse that Chief Cornstalk placed upon Point Pleasant as the white men he was trying to save betrayed and then murdered him [and his son]. And I’m distantly … More Strangers & Aliens: The Mothman
Some of you, especially those who signed up for my newsletter, know that I’ve been writing another non-fiction book on the side. This one’s tentatively called Strangers & Aliens, and it is a defense of Christian sci-fi and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. One of the things I wanted to do with this book from … More Odyssey for an Afterword, or A Big Thank You to the Kanawha County Public Libraries!
Ok, it’s no secret that Smashwords uses an ebook converter called the Meatgrinder, and that books that go through the Meatgrinder must stringently adhere to the massive tome known as the Smashwords Style Guide. Those of us who’ve had to use it know how frustrating it can be! I’ve gone nuclear in more than one … More In which Mark Coker issues me a friendly challenge… and I learn something.
You might say that the Dreadknights of Outland are finally getting the respect they deserve. In case you’re not familiar with the Dreads, they’re one of the various guilds of Impworld players who were vying for the chance to play their characters live and in-person on GameComm’s terraformed alien world. If you’re familiar with the … More The Dreadknights Are Coming!