Available now: Free, limited-time download of my first TFAWP story!

Today is the official launch of my new dystopian thriller series, Tales From A Warming Planet. I’m celebrating by offering a free novelette, The Mother Earth Insurgency. It’s available for a limited time only via Instafreebie and Bookfunnel. Set in the future when climate change has taken hold of our planet, The Mother Earth Insurgency … More Available now: Free, limited-time download of my first TFAWP story!

Reading: Living In Infamy, a Carbon Run story

As I mentioned in a previous post, I wrote two Carbon Run short stories, Zillah Harmonia, and Living in Infamy. I’ve recorded the second story and posted it on SoundCloud. In a future when fossil fuels are banned, the captain of a US Navy destroyer, plagued by guilt over a friendly-fire incident, hunts a dangerous … More Reading: Living In Infamy, a Carbon Run story

Reading: Zillah Harmonia, a Carbon Run Story

This spring, I took a short story writing class through Hugo House, a Seattle non-profit dedicated to teaching and promoting poetry and literature. I wrote two stories during the eight-week class, and I’ve produced an audio version of one of them, “Zillah Harmonia“. In a future decade when fixing the environment is the world’s top … More Reading: Zillah Harmonia, a Carbon Run Story

Poll: What genre does my current novel project belong in?

Writers of a certain stripe hate fiction genres. Committed writers focus on character and plot, and the fact that a story takes place in space or another historical era is secondary. Writers can live with basic genres, such as science fiction or mystery, but when things get fine-grained, such as paranormal romance (the Twilight series, … More Poll: What genre does my current novel project belong in?

What is the role of a writer as climate change creeps up on us?

It’s a ripe scene for satire. Twenty-five thousand bureaucrats and another 25,000 hangers-on are gathered in Paris at COP21 to exchange climate change jargon over sustainable wine and cheese. It’s hard, however, to ignore the seriousness of their effort, especially as a pall lingers over the city three weeks after the November 13 terror attacks. … More What is the role of a writer as climate change creeps up on us?

Bobcat

I finally had a chance to work on chapter three, and I introduced a new character named “Bobcat.” He appears to be a hermit, but he’s much more than that. I don’t want to give too much away. However, I based him on an individual I met while I was working as a reporter in … More Bobcat

Security Robot

I’ve been revising Chapter 2, wherein Penn, the main character, escapes the clutches of Inspector Viruet. The good inspector is assisted by a security robot, a¬†polished black, waist-high device which I describe as a headless, neckless, de-feathered ostrich. I was inspired somewhat by the All Terrain Scout Transport in the Imperial Walkers series¬†of Star Wars. … More Security Robot