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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 book 1

It’s NanoWriMo Time!

That’s right, November 1st. Time to write. Ok, sure every day is technically time to write, especially if you’re a writer. NaNoWriMo, in case you don’t know, is National Novel Writing Month. The idea is straight forward. Write 50k words, in 30 days. I saw a blog post about how NaNo launched a career and thought I’d share my own “How NaNoWriMo launched my career” post. I’ve participated in NaNo off and on for about a decade. I’ve only (so far) ‘won’ once. In 2016. That was Space Rogues. The idea is you write 1667 words a day. That’s great, then you miss a day, now you need to write 3334 words. It’s thanksgiving, you see family, etc, skip writing a few days, and now you have to write 6668…

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Meet the Crew of the Ghost – Bennie

Ben-Ari Vulvo is a Brailack. He’s also an asshole. He met Wil early on in Wil’s career as a smuggler, helping him get an ident (Space drivers license) and a clean, albeit fake, transponder id for the Ghost (Then the Reaper). When Wil brought Maxim and Zephyr to Fury for clean idents of their own, he sent them to Bennie. After some sewer crawling and general abraisiveness, Bennie and the wayward ex-Peacekeepers make it back to the Ghost and begin a life of being “Space Rogues”. Bennie has issues with personal space and property, often hacking into Wil’s personal data archive to watch Earth movies and TV shows. He also views door locks as minor inconveniences and often visits the rooms of his crewmates when they’re not around. Often ‘borrowing’…

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Space Rogues book one new cover

I know, this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about cover updates. The (of countless) upside of indie publishing is being agile. I love the Ghost! Greg did an amazing job of capturing her. But my initial cover updates simply replaced the old version of the Ghost with Greg’s. I love(d) those covers. The Ghost, in space, over a planet or fighting a monster spaceship. Most weren’t very dynamic. That is (slowly) changing. Book One is the first. What do you think? Some common knowledge in cover design is to capture a moment from the book. Book Two did that best. I wanted to bring the rest of the books in the series up to that standard. Another bit of “common knowledge” in cover design is to fit the genre….

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Meet the Crew of the Ghost – Maxim

Maxim (Also no last name because, Peacekeepers) Maxim is the tactical officer aboard the Ghost. He’s Zephyr’s Significant other and the team stoic. Like serious stoic. As a Peackeeper his last assignment was a intelligence analyst and operative. Maxim is fun to write because he is truly that strong and silent type, but he’s incredibly competent. When he speaks the team listens and takes note. He also is a massive fan of bacon. Once Dan Voltz did an amazing job at capturing the crew!

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