• Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  Recommended Reading

    ALIENS AMONG US BUNDLE

    Really, Really Cool Storybundle… With some fantastic 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 is my blog about it. I hope you grab a bundle for some great reading. WWW.Storybundle.com/aliens ALL FUN… 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 and stories. Just great books with great takes on aliens. And the title of this bundle comes from a Pulphouse Fiction Magazine anthology of…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  Recommended Reading

    Cats Vanish In Less Than A Day

    Cattitude Story Bundle About to Vanish!! You don’t want to miss all this fantastic reading. Ten different novels with cats as one kind of focus or another, plus a collection and an anthology. This will end on Thursday evening. Don’t let it slip by. https://storybundle.com/cats And what is amazing is that for one low price of $20 you can get all the books and stories. Really fun stuff in all kinds of different genres. And great writers. If you bought all these books on Amazon, you would pay $50 or more. So test out some new authors, read some fantastic cat novels and stories. Nothing like cat fiction to cheer…

  • Challenge,  publishing,  Recommended Reading

    Less Than Two Days Left!!!

    Cattitude Story Bundle About to Vanish!! You don’t want to miss all this fantastic reading. Ten different novels with cats as one kind of focus or another, plus a collection and an anthology. This will end on Thursday evening. Don’t let it slip by. https://storybundle.com/cats And what is amazing is that for one low price of $20 you can get all the books and stories. Really fun stuff in all kinds of different genres. And great writers. If you bought all these books on Amazon, you would pay $50 or more. So test out some new authors, read some fantastic cat novels and stories. Nothing like cat fiction to cheer…

  • Challenge,  publishing,  Recommended Reading

    Searching for Art

    Hours Spent… I finished my short story fairly early tonight, so was going to go get some sleep but then decided to check our account on Deposit Photos and discovered that I was going to lose my monthly number of art downloads if I didn’t use them in the next ten hours. Yikes. So for two hours tonight I downloaded art that I might use for February stories that I haven’t done covers for. Didn’t end up using all of the credits, but used a bunch of them. Eyes just ran out of gas (or something like that.) And don’t forget that the fantastic Cattitude Storybundle only has five days…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  Recommended Reading

    A Great Reason For Almost Missing This Blog…

    I Was Reading a New Fey Novella… And I got caught up in it and suddenly realized as I stood to go to the rest room that I hadn’t written a blog yet. Yes, this novella is the one for the Kickstarter, and I’ll do an update through Kickstarter as to when those of you who backed that will get the novella. And the workshop and stuff. Kris tells me she is close to also finishing at least one new Fey novel. (Yes, she writes more than one book at a time.) And all this on our anniversary. Fun day. Now, if you will excuse me, I’m going to go…

  • Challenge,  motivation,  Recommended Reading

    Something Added to Motivational Mondays

    Three Learning and Motivational Videos Every Monday Morning… And the first ones are about to go up, since it is now early Monday morning. For those signed up, they are in the first quarter, of course, even though this is still December. But on a whim, I added something more for most every Monday. A pithy, motivational quote in a 4th video. Sometimes it might have something to do with the three other videos. Sometimes not. This first one not so much. But a good one to focus on for the new year. So the first Motivational Monday is today. I will finish and post this blog, then go make…

  • Challenge,  Recommended Reading

    Short Post Because I Was Reading…

    Kris’s New Diving Novel… Yes, as with any of Kris’s books, once I got into it, there was no stopping, so it is late, I finished the book (of course) and it was impossible to put down (as normal). So nothing I have the energy or will to write here to keep my streak alive at this point other than to remind you of the fantastic Holiday Collections Bundle from Storybundle. 11 fantastic collections with some of the best holiday reading you can get. Don’t miss this one. A ton of short holiday stories of all types.

  • Challenge,  Recommended Reading

    Holiday Collections Storybundle

    Now Live For A Short Time! Here is the blog I wrote for this Collections Holiday Storybundle… The Holiday Collections Bundle – Curated by Dean Wesley Smith A Lot More Stories Wow, is this bundle going to be fun. Fantastic writers and 72 different holiday short stories. That’s right. 72. And you can get all of them for one low price that works out to about 20 cents per story. Wow! And all are holiday stories. What a great way to help enjoy this wonderful season. Every book in this bundle is a collection of holiday stories of different types and focus, as would be expected from such different and…

  • Challenge,  Recommended Reading,  workshops

    Last Day of Workshop Sale and a Nifty Holiday Storybundle…

    Workshop Sale Lasts Until Midnight Tonight… See all the information in the last three posts. Basically just find whatever class or workshop or challenge or Pop-Up you would like, hit purchase, and then put in the code HolidaySale on the top of the next page to get 50% off the price. Make sure you hit “apply” after putting in the code. This is on Teachable. Any problems or questions, feel free to write me directly. And starting last night, there is a new holiday StoryBundle called Holliday Collections. I curated it and got holiday collections from ten other writers (plus me) and the total came out to 72 holiday short…

  • Challenge,  Recommended Reading,  workshops

    Thank You All!

    Very Much Appreciate the Responses on the Workshop Question… So clearly from the comments here and the emails, Kris and I need to start putting this workshop together for some time in early 2022. So thank you one and all. Now that I have heard the comments and such, it is very clear the workshop will be valuable to writers of all levels. That’s perfect. So thanks! Visions of the Future Storybundle has just over one day left. There are some really fun books in this one. Ten books for $15. Great reading and you can give it as a gift if you want. So one day left. Don’t miss…