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.

Space Rogues 5 Pre-Orders are live, Go get it!

That’s right! Settled on a cover, have opened pre-orders! Are you chomping at the bit to see what kind of trouble our band of misfits can get into on Earth? Well the wait is almost over! December 23rd, just in time for folks to unwrap shiny new ereaders. You can pre-order here. If you know you want to read it please go grab your pre-order. I’m hoping to beat Space Rogues 4’s pre-orders. It’s an ego thing, sue me.

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WIP Thur…Friday 10/4

In Space Rogues 5: So This is Earth, the crew goes to, well, Earth (it’s in the name). They have some neat adventures (You’ll have to read it) and spend a while away from the Ghost. Of course they get back to the ship though, she’s their home. “Damn I’m glad to see her,” Wil says exiting into the clearing the Ghost is sitting in. The ship looks just like when they’d left her a few weeks ago. “It’s kinda ugly.” Agent Smith says entering the clearing, next to Maxim. The tall Palorian looks down at the human, “It is a she, and she’s the best ship I’ve ever been on, and she’s beautiful.” Smith makes a face, “I’d hate to see the other ships then.”

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See You at Mile High Con 51!

This is officially my first public thing as a writer! A panel at MileHighCon 51 I’m on a panel Saturday (the 19th) at 7pm. It’s about Self publishing and platforms like KDP, Createspace and Ingram Spark. Should be fun! I applied for a spot in author’s Alley but alas was not selected so if you want to get a signed copy of Space Rogues you’ll have to literally walk up to me and ask. I’ll try to have a backpack full of them :)   I’ll be honest I’ve never been to MileHighCon before, but that’s more oversight than anything else. I’ve never been a crowds person, so conventions are rarely my scene. Of course now I’ve selected yet another occupation where I don’t get to hide in a cave…

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A Tale of Two Covers

So, last week I posted the first take on the cover for Space Rogues 5: So This is Earth? (I hadn’t settled on the subtitle yet, but I like this one). I also sent that cover to my newsletter (You’re on it right? Lots of fun and perks there!) As folks began chiming in with their thoughts I started tinkering on a cover that’s more thematically similar to the rest of the series. It’s below next to the first pass at a cover.                         So I’m curious now (I know, I just asked) about which you prefer? I actually feel more drawn to cover two. Like I said, It’s thematically in line with the series (the Ghost in space/over…

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