Alien Encounters: On Writing Sentient Beings Beyond

Millions of people have stared into the night sky and asked, are we alone? Arthur C. Clarke has said, “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” But if we are not alone, what will we find? There are thousands of science fiction and science […]

Anthology Book Launch Party for California Screamin’

Join me as editor of the anthology and contributors E.S. Magill, Jean Graham, Aaron Smith, Richard W. Goldsmith, and Billy San Juan at this festive pre-Halloween Launch Party to celebrate the publication of California Screamin’. Come early for champagne, cake, and other holiday goodies. Anthology contributors will discuss the anthology and read spell-binding snippets of […]

California Screamin’

California Screamin’ California. Close your eyes and say it: California. Images of perpetual sunshine, swaying palm trees, and blue waters lapping at sandy beaches. That one word conjures visions of gold and fame, luring dreamers to its mythic shores. The original peoples lived in an abundant paradise. The Spanish found a familiarity to their homeland. […]

A Lesson on Tense

Alright, I’m going to take a moment here and go back to high school English, and spell out a quick lesson on the difference between different tenses and the importance of sticking to just one throughout your book. Why? Because it’s annoying when a writer starts out talking about what a character did, and then suddenly […]

Tips on Editing Your Manuscript

Proofreading Proofreading should be done after you’ve completed the manuscript. When you’re writing, you want to just get your story down on paper. Let the words flow as they come to you, worry about editing later. When you do get to the editing stage, don’t get upset or worried if sentences, paragraphs, or even scenes […]