• Challenge,  Recommended Reading

    Past Crimes

    A Fantastic Storybundle… One week ago today a Storybundle at Storybundle.com/crime launched called Past Crimes. Now, I love crime stories, have published many over the decades, and I have a top-selling series of twisted mystery series with my Cold Poker Gang stories and novels, one of which is in this bundle. And I have had the luck of being able to curate a number of Storybundles. And I personally think this is the best one I have ever done, and also the best one I have been lucky enough to have a book in. And I sure don’t say that lightly. Being in the company of mystery writers like Lawrence…

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    THE PAST CRIMES BUNDLE (My Introduction)

    It Came Together This Way The past often brings out the best in crime. In fact, for a vast majority of crime fiction (mystery), the crime has already happened in the past and solving what happened, or who did it, or why the crime happened is the fun of it all. I personally love past crimes of another category: cold cases. When the question of who done it or why in the normal crime stories doesn’t get answered in any satisfying way, the crime becomes a cold case. And the passing of time makes it harder and harder to solve that dormant case. Cold cases are my personal favorite past…

  • Challenge,  Pulphouse Fiction Magazine,  Recommended Reading

    Diving Into the Wreck is Free!!

    Doing a Bookbub On Diving into the Wreck. The first book in Kristine Kathryn Rusch DIVING SERIES, Diving into the Wreck is free for a few weeks. Normally it is $5.99, but there is a Bookbub on it and you can get it free for the next week or so. If you have not yet met Boss and been introduced to this massive series, now is the time. Lots of books in the series. Great reading. The link to find it free on your favorite store is: https://books2read.com/u/47kdKj PULPHOUSE FICTION MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE 2022 The campaign is going live in a week or so. Going to have some really fun…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  Recommended Reading

    Finished Kris’s New Fey Novel

    Stunningly Good! I’m not going to say anything about it in detail, because I don’t want to ruin it for all the fans, but I will just say this: It is amazing and I can hardly wait for her to finish the next one (third one). And now the first novella makes a ton of sense. How she does it is beyond me. Bunch of stuff coming out this coming week. A new Smith’s Monthly and a new issue of Pulphouse Magazine, among two of them. And working on a new Pulphouse Magazine Kickstarter subscription campaign that will be out in a few weeks. That will be a fun one.…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  Recommended Reading

    Reading Fey Novel

    So This Will Be A Short Post… This is the second full NEW novel of THE FEY that Kris has finished since the Kickstarter. (Plus the novella, of course.) And she has finished the book about writing of the Fey and is almost done with the videos, so we can get that up and out. (I will do a Kickstarter Update this coming week.) I have been trying to hold myself to only reading three or four chapters a night because of my eyes. But that failed tonight (as I should have expected with Kris’s great writing combined with it being THE FEY.) So it is now going on 3…

  • Challenge,  Recommended Reading

    THREE DAYS LEFT FOR STORYBUNDLE

    Great Books and Reading in This Bundle! I curated a new Storybundle called VISIONS OF THE FUTURE. Some really, really fantastic science fiction from a lot of writers. Since I sort of buried this the first time under talking about a ton of steps I did, here is my initial blog once again about the Storybundle. I am very excited about this one. Great writers, great stories. But only three days left to grab this one. VISIONS OF THE FUTURE BLOG… I knew, without a doubt, I was going to really enjoy putting Visions of the Future together as a StoryBundle. I just love science fiction of all types, and any form…

  • Challenge,  publishing,  Recommended Reading

    Visions of the Future StoryBundle

    Great Books and Reading in This Bundle! I curated a new Storybundle called VISIONS OF THE FUTURE. Some really, really fantastic science fiction from a lot of writers. Since I sort of buried this the first time under talking about a ton of steps I did, here is my initial blog about the Storybundle. I am very excited about this one. Great writers, great stories. VISIONS OF THE FUTURE BLOG… I knew, without a doubt, I was going to really enjoy putting Visions of the Future together as a StoryBundle. I just love science fiction of all types, and any form of looking into the future, seeing visions of the future, is…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  Recommended Reading

    THE 2022 WRITE STUFF BUNDLE

    WOW, THIS IS A GREAT BUNDLE!!! And it has a $150 Pop-Up class in it as well, all part of the ten projects to help with your writing and publishing. Kris curated this and did a fantastic job. This one is worth grabbing, folks, and telling people about. You can get it at www.storybundle.com/writing. And while you are at Storybundle, Kris and I both have books and one of our major collections in Celestial Sagas bundle put together by Robert Jeschonick. It is a great one. So you can grab a bundle to help you with the writing and publishing and a bundle of great reading. So here is Kris’s…

  • Challenge,  Kickstarter Campaign,  Recommended Reading

    Thinking of Dictating?

    Kevin J Anderson can show you how it is done. On Kevin’s Dan Shamble Kickstarter campaign, he has the raw audio files of the entire new book he dictated, untouched. If you ever thought of wanting to dictate fiction, listen to how Kevin does it. The entire raw file at the $100 reward level. No professional author who dictates ever lets anyone see their raw file. This is the chance to get one for his new book and learn from the entire raw file, first word to last. Plus you get a copy of the ebook to compare it to. ONE MAJOR PROBLEM… Kickstarter campaign only has 44 hours left…

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    Aliens Among Us Storybundle

    Yes, Still Going On… Six days left and some great science fiction books by great writers. I got to curate this and I even mentioned it here when I was looking for books. Fun putting it together. Following, I am going to reprint my blog about it. I put this blog here two weeks ago just before we started the Kickstarter. I hope you grab a bundle for some great reading. WWW.Storybundle.com/aliens Here is my original blog… One thing science fiction fans think about when you say “Aliens Among Us” is aliens like body snatchers, or Grays flitting around Area 51. None of that in this group of great novels…