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Nice review of Angels Cried

 “Big Al” left a nice 4-star review on Amazon for the charity anthology Angels Cried. He called out two particular stories, one of which was my short story titled For Christmas, I Made My Mother Cry. From the review: A couple of the stories stood above the rest for me. For Christmas, I Made My […]


 Since Tonya and I collaborate on work, and she is also my full-time business manager, we needed to get organized. I poked around, looking at project management tools. I needed something that we could both get up to speed on quickly, which ruled out Microsoft Project. I wanted something we could share on different laptops, […]

Malcon 1

 It’s been a good year for first-run conventions. Malcon 1 in Denver was last weekend. This con is a catch-all for the oddball geekdom fans that don’t have their own dedicated event (with the exception of Whovians.) So, for a weekend, the Sheraton at the Denver Tech Center was home to fans from Doctor Who, […]

MileHiCon 45

 MileHiCon is celebrating its 45th year. Congratulations! Rose over at MileHiCon sent over the panel listings, and I’m on three plus the signing. Here’s my schedule: Friday: 7pm in Mesa Verde C: Animation for Adults M. Dane, G. De Marco, L. Givens (M), C. Kemp, J. Stith 8pm in the Atrium: Author Signing & Meet/Munch/Mingle Catherynne […]

Kill Your Political Audience!

 Looking at Facebook this morning, I see quite a few authors posting about the current state of affairs in politics. One called Democrats “Demtards”, one called Republicans “Rethuglicans”, and one even said if you didn’t agree with how she felt, you were free to drop her as a friend, thank you very much. Congratulations, you’ve […]

Archon St Louis

 Unfortunately, it looks like I will not be going to Archon St Louis. I was looking forward to driving out there, but after a long hard look at the return on the investment, it didn’t make economical sense to make the trip this year. Since I’ve heard good things about Archon, hopefully I will be […]


 Hope all is well with you, faithful reader. I’ve been a bit remiss with updates, so I will be posting several from recent conventions and events. I’ve already updated my panel listing page. Working on several additional projects. Five short stories are due (so far) in October. Two are charity anthologies, two are pro rate, […]

Compensating the Entertainment

 Something that has come up often concerns panelists at conventions. Many conventions require panelists to pay full price to get into the con. Most of the ones I attend grant the panelist at least one, but sometimes two, tickets to the show. Of course, this is assuming the panelist will be on a set number […]

Radio Show Appearance – Walking a Walk on

 I’ll be on Mile Hi Radio today. Tune in to listen to the live radio broadcast on Saturday at 11:00am, or to the rebroadcast Wednesday at 1:00pm MT, on The show is Walking A Walk, which discusses veterans, military service, and what comes after. I’ll be talking about my 11 years in the US Navy, and how […]

Chasing a ball around a big yard with a stick…

 Yes, I’m talking about golf, as invented by that famous hobbit who hit a goblin’s head clean off with his club, where it sailed through the air and went down a rabbit hole. Except now-a-days we use a dimply ball and metal golf clubs. I just started playing to relax and to get out into […]