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WIP Thursday 9/26 – A little something new

So, while I love the crew of the Ghost and plan to chronicle their adventures for as long as I can, I’ve been toying with something new. I’m not going to give you a ton of back story yet for this new cast of misfits, you’ll have to meet then when they say “hello world” sometime early in 2020. “She’s on her way.” Scarlett replied. “OK, cool. Now, about Edward. Can it harass that other boat? I promise if it buys the farm I’ll buy you a new one.” “Uh, you were buying me a new one anyway, remember Jacob, he’s dead.” “He is a drone, but ok sure. I’ll get you two drones.” Jason sighed, rolling his eyes. “I heard that.” Sofia turned, suppressing a chuckle. “Just do it…

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Space Rogues 5 Cover reveal/WIP

Space Rogues 5 is officially with the editor! So… while I work on ideas for Space Rogues 6 (and a new series I hope you’ll enjoy) I took a bit of time to work on the cover. I’m not 100% sure this is the final version, but it’s the idea I’m going for. What do you think? I wanted to show the Ghost landed (You’ll have to get your copy when it comes out to find out where she’s landed), and wanted to see what it would look like to have her in a forest clearing.  

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Taking Notes When/Wherever

I’m a sucker for a gadget. With that out of the way, I’m also a sucker for writing things down. I’ve notebooks everywhere, but am not a fan of them. I’ve moved most of my note taking to my iPad and Goodnotes (Great app!) But I don’t carry my iPad around all the time. I tried carrying a Fieldnote and pen, didn’t love it. I got an awesome looking leather bound notebook, that looks awesome and kinda old-timey archeologist, but it’s a bit heavy, and I forget to grab it a lot. Then I stumbled across the Mobiscribe. It’s about as basic a gadget as you can get. Eink screen like a Kindle. Android OS. Passive stylus. Wifi. No Bluetooth. That’s it. It doesn’t ship with an email client or…

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A Nice Way to Start a Long Weekend

On a lark I submitted Space Rogues to the Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize. I don’t expect to win, but included in the entry fee was a critic’s review. I’m always looking for great pull quotes to use. Today I got an email that the review part was done. You can read it here, but here’s somet of the better bits. “Prose/Style: Dialogue-heavy at times, the book is fast-paced and fun, as well as funny. Descriptions, like the one of the robot Gabe, are precious and memorable.” Makes sense. I’m very much a dialogue person. I dislike pages of text telling the reader what’s happening, when clever dialogue can do it. “Character Development: The handsome hero is pilot Wil Calder, a human, but it’s the aliens and the bot who shine….

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