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 3/14 Arch-Nemsis Edition

I wish there was a scene involving pie that I could share on PI day, because, holy meta Batman. Alas I don’t so am not. What I do have is Cynthia re-evaluating certain choices in her life. Cynthia asks, “Do we know what this end game is?” Maxim shakes his head, “Only that the ultimate goal is some type of take over of the GC, with Palorians replacing the Tarsi as top of the galactic food chain.” Cynthia’s tail straightens, “That can’t be good.” “I have an arch nemesis.” Wil says, having not stopped paying attention to the conversation a few minutes ago. Bon looks at Cynthia, “Is he serious?” She wrinkles her cat-like nose, “Sadly, yes.” She turns to Wil, “He’s dangerous, this isn’t funny.” “Babe, arch nemesis.” Wil…

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WIP Thursday! Girl Talk Edition

Space Rogues 4: The Horror Story Job is officially “done”. In this case “done” being, “First draft completed.” I’ve started the first round of revisions, and will be getting it off to the editor in a few weeks or so. I’m aiming for April(ish) for the release. Ok, that said, enjoy a bit from Space Rogues 4. Zephyr circles her opponent, padded bo staff held in a relaxed, ready position. Her opponent is in a similar stance, their eyes are locked on each other, waiting for the other to make a move. “You know, I began my training with staff weapons at the age of twelve. When do Peacekeepers start their training?” Cynthia asks. She feigns a lunge, then turns on her heel and swings her staff in a wide…

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I Dug up a Skull Yesterday

We had a really nice day yesterday in Denver. Fifty degrees, sunny, a wonderful break from the very wintery weather we’ve had all, well, winter. I worked on my car a bit, did some Chicago Roboto work, worked on some edits to Space Rogues 4: the Horror Story Job, then went to my garden and dug up a skull. A skull??? Don’t worry, it’s no one you know, or anyone I know. You see, we just had major renovations done to our house, and because our house is almost 100 years old, we found weird things in the walls, a cool walking stick, old newspapers, a door used as flooring. I wanted to contribute The original plan was to find a lifelike skeleton to stick parts of between the 2x4s,…

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An Update on Being “Wide”

For those following along at home, I’ve been selling Space Rogues “Wide” since the middle-ish of last year. There’s a myriad reasons, but mostly I dislike my eggs in one basket, and even more dislike the zero sum game that is Kindle Unlimited. So, I’m wide. That means you can get the Space Rogues series on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Apple Books, and Google books. As well as in print anywhere you can request books (bookstores and libraries). So, how’s that going? Quite well actually. Amazon is of course still the bulk of my sales, but not all. This pie chart is 2019 only, because I’ve begun tracking my weekly sales in a spreadsheet, and calculating the breakdown sales by store weekly from that data. Last week Amazon was 87%, at…

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