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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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The Ghost is getting a Makeover

Technically she got one already for book three. The awesome Ian Bristow rendered up a ‘new and improved’ Ghost for that book cover. I love Ian’s take on the Ghost. One of my big plans for this (and the end of last) year was consolidating the look of the Ghost. For the eagle-eyed among you, she’s changed looks with each cover. That’s largely because each cover has been created by a different artist, which is kinda cool in it’s own right. That said, I love consistency My grand plan moving forward is to have amazing backgrounds for each cover, but the Ghost be a constant. We’re getting there. I’m working with the awesome Sean Tourangeau On the next iteration of the Ghost. Above is the first WIP he’s sent me….

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WIP Thursday 1-31

Space Rogues 4 is proceeding nicely. Slower than i expected, but it’s a more complex story. This book shows the crew’s strengths in different ways. Showing that while they’re stronger together they’re also forces to be reckoned with singly and in smaller groups. “So, which one can you fly?” Bennie asks Maxim, looking from the fighter deck below to the big Palorian kneeling next to him. They’re crouching in one of the larger air ducts near the top most section of the multi deck hangar facility. “Uh, well, none.” Before Bennie can reply, he adds, “I was never a fighter pilot, but that,” he points to a craft, larger than the strike fighters that litter the deck of the hangar. “What the wurrin is that?” Bennie asks, holding his wristcomm…

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