Showing posts from October, 2014

TRAILER: Far Worlds by James Fadeley and Others

TRAILERS Awesome music on this trailer by James Fadeley for Far Worlds , which includes my short story "Rainer" from the Ambasadora-verse . The incredible artwork is by Manuel Mesones .

NEWS: Ambasadora and Greenshift on Kindle Unlimited

NEWS For a limited time both Marked by Light (Book 1 of Ambasadora) and Greenshift (From the World of Ambasadora) are available for borrowing and sampling on Amazon . Marked by Light is the first book in the Ambasadora science fiction adventure series. This space thriller contains elements of space opera, science fiction romance, cyberpunk, military science fiction, a galactic empire, and anthropological science fiction. "AMBASADORA has a lot to say about the human spirit and it says it well." -Mike Resnick, Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author "This author's many strengths include complex world building, complex societal structure, complex technology. The plot was well-crafted as well...I just couldn't put it down..." -J. Wells, Amazon Vine Voice Click for an excerpt and reading guide to Marked by Light. Greenshift is the first book in a new science fiction romance series set within the world of the Ambasadora science fiction adventure

BOOK: Devil Entendre by John Edward Lawson

BOOKS This collection of horror stories asks: are there moments in your past you ignore...pretend never happened...moments you hide from yourself and others? What if the only thing imbuing our past with a sense of dread and terror is the fact that our future is based on it? And every evil incident has given the devil a foothold to step inside and make himself at home in our hearts. Be it a secret vice, a childhood trauma, or disturbing holiday traditions, Devil Entendre is a Petri dish in which the dark moments of our lives are allowed to evolve unencumbered. Downloadable Reading Guide John Edward Lawson is an author, editor and poet living in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. He is the author of 16 books of fiction and poetry, and numerous chapbooks. Over 500 of his poems, stories, and articles have been published in magazines, anthologies, literary journals, and newspapers worldwide. John was a winner of the 2001 Fiction International Emerging Writers Competition; in add

EVENT: Bizarro Halloween with RDSP


EVENT: Heidi Ruby Miller Reading at World Fantasy

EVENTS I hope to see some of you at the World Fantasy Convention next month (Thursday, November 6 - Sunday, November 9, 2014) in Arlington, VA at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City . Guests of honor are Guy Gavriel Kay , Les Edwards , Stuart David Schiff , Lail Finlay , and Mary Robinette Kowal . Other wonderful attendees are listed on the Membership Page . I will be narrating as an ensemble of writers and fans acts out scenes from STARRIE and ATOMIC ZION on Sunday, November 9 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM in Fairfax, right after Courtney Schafer's reading, so settle in for the hour and enjoy. I'll have treats!!

BOOK: Grave Markings 20th Anniversary Edition by Michael A. Arnzen

BOOKS Grave Markings follows the tortured mental breakdown of Mark Michael Kilpatrick—an artist driven to purge visions of hell from his tainted mind by permanently working his ink into the skins of unwilling victims...the flesh of both the living and freshly dead. News reporter Roy Roberts finds himself drawn into an obsession with tattoo culture, at the same time as Kilpatrick's own compulsions produce sicker and sicker masterpieces that attract media attention, twisting in a spiral that inevitably brings Roberts and his loved ones into Kilpatrick's morbidly perverse universe, and the artist's deadly inkgun turns toward them... Now, for the first time in trade paperback, readers can find out why this novel won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Critics Guild Award, and such widespread acclaim across the horror genre. Included in this special Twentieth Anniversary edition are 50 pages of insightful BONUS material by Arnzen: a new preface, five literary

WORKSHOP: Pennwriters - A Writer's Roadtrip 2

WORKSHOPS Register and see the schedule at Writers crave time to write, knowledge of craft and communion with like-minded peers. If you’re looking for these and a chance to take your writing to the next level, then plan on attending A Writer’s Road Trip 2 Mini-Conference on October 18 in Erie, PA. A luncheon buffet is included. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference wrap up is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Todd Main at

EVENT: Fallingwater Fayette County Appreciation Days

EVENTS From the Fallingwater website: Advance ticket purchase is essential for all tours at Fallingwater. Tickets may be purchased by calling Visitor Services at 724-329-8501 . All Fallingwater tours are walking tours — comfortable shoes are a must!

BOOK: Mayday! Firefighter Down by Gary Ryman

BOOKS Mayday! Firefighter Down by Gary Ryman Lieutenant Dave Michaels is a chief officer in the making, according to some, as is his best friend, fellow officer and brother-in-law, Matt Thompson. After an intentionally set fire kills Thompson, Michaels begins to investigate the fire himself, angered by the slow police action. A series of similar fires convinces him that the key lies with the buildings' owner, the ex-wife of his deputy chief. But Michaels' dogged pursuit of the arsonist eventually puts him at odds with his superiors and a gritty, old-school detective named Witkowski. And it's not just his career that's in danger. Michaels' life is also on the line as the arsonist has a plan to permanently extinguish the fireman's burning desire for justice. Mayday! Firefighter Down by Gary Ryman was released by Hellgate Press in September. The book is available on Amazon in softcover and Kindle versions and also at Barnes & Noble . What they

NEWS: Mike Mehalek to Give Away Royalties for Only Human in October

Mike Mehalek will be donating all the royalties from his novel Only Human for the month of October to the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Youth (BAGLY) . Available in digital and paperback from Amazon. Find out more at Writing is Tricky . DESCRIPTION: Dragons do not cry. They control their emotions. This is what all dragons were taught, but I am now the only one alive to remember this lesson . . . Meet Vincent, a most unusual dragon. For thousands of years he’s been trapped—forced to spend what’s left of his existence among us in the form of a human for a crime in which he was unjustly convicted. When a new love arrives unexpectedly, Vincent discovers that the only way to find happiness is to revisit his violent past and to confront his uncertain future. From a world that’s been hidden from view to a history that if acknowledged would end in torture and death, Vincent’s tale is a timeless one, both epic and intimate—as fierce as a dragon’s breath and