John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

WIP Thursday 1-10-19

Most of you probably won’t see this until Friday, but whatever. I was sitting at my desk looking for motivation and realized; one, I hadn’t done WIP Thursday in a bit and 2, I hadn’t done one (IIRC) for Space Rogues 4. So here we are. This is short but fun. “At least this corridor seems heated.” Maxim says as he and Bennie head off down the long moderately well lit service corridor leading to the main research complex. Bennie, finally warm looks up at his big friend, “So, what do you think we’re getting ourselves into? We know it can’t be Peacekeepers, rogue or otherwise, we just left that party. It can’t be some super computer intelligence, we’ve done that already, what would be the odds?” Maxim tuts, “You’re…

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Writing, a year in review

One of these years, this post will be from the perspective of “The Year I Made My Entire Income From Writing” This year isn’t that year, but it’s a good stepping stone toward that goal. This is the first full year with more than one book out, so I have more data, and (yay!) more income. Books First of all, how many books are ‘live’ now? Four, well like three and a half. Space Rogues (1) Merry Garthflak, Wil (Short story) Space Rogues 2: Big Ship, Lots of Guns Space Rogues 3: The Behemoth Job Book 3 didn’t go live until a few days ago, so the bulk of the money and points in this post are primarily around books 1 & 2. Book 1 didn’t go wide until June…

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Space Rogues 3 is here!

Well, ALMOST, here. Space Rogues 3: The Behemoth Job will be released on December 24th, but IS available for Pre-Order now. The crew of the Ghost is back for another adventure! Well they never left, but you know what I mean. I’m really excited to share this latest adventure with you all.  I’m already hard at work on Space Rogues 4: The Horror Story Job (Not a working title, that’s really it) but can’t wait to hear what you think of book three! Part of Space Rogues 4 was written while drifting down the Nile river on a dahabiya, but enough about Book 4, we’re here to talk about Book 3! Part of writing a series is having everything move forward, including the characters. The series I love the most let the characters…

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My First BookBub Deal!

I realized I never mentioned this. I got a BookBub (BB from here out)! If that name means nothing to you, you should sign up if you like getting great deals on books. They’re basically the big dog of book promo sites. Getting a BB is a big deal, getting rejected is a badge of honor among indie authors. There are two types of BB deals, free and discounted. Within those, there’s also international and US only. I got a free book, international deal. When you apply for your deal, one of the questions is are your dates flexible? Since I was applying on a lark, as I hadn’t in a few months, and now had two books, I checked, ‘yes’. I got the deal. After spinning around in my chair…

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