Writing

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….

Continue Reading

Large Print

So, I decided to try something. large Print. It’s been on my mind for a while, I mean if someone wants Space Rogues in Large Print why not offer it too them? I just wasn’t sure the least painful way to do it, and then Vellum, one of my favorite apps ever, solved it for me! Now, when exporting a print edition, I can select Large Print, and it will upscale the font, adjust the margins, etc for me. It’s not perfect, ideally I can export regular and large together, but for now it’s fine. So there we go, know anyone that likes large print books? and of course Scifi? :) Go ahead and point them to Space Rogues LP. If it starts to sell, I’ll get books 2&3 up…

Continue Reading

WIP Thursday 1-10-19

Most of you probably won’t see this until Friday, but whatever. I was sitting at my desk looking for motivation and realized; one, I hadn’t done WIP Thursday in a bit and 2, I hadn’t done one (IIRC) for Space Rogues 4. So here we are. This is short but fun. “At least this corridor seems heated.” Maxim says as he and Bennie head off down the long moderately well lit service corridor leading to the main research complex. Bennie, finally warm looks up at his big friend, “So, what do you think we’re getting ourselves into? We know it can’t be Peacekeepers, rogue or otherwise, we just left that party. It can’t be some super computer intelligence, we’ve done that already, what would be the odds?” Maxim tuts, “You’re…

Continue Reading

Writing, a year in review

One of these years, this post will be from the perspective of “The Year I Made My Entire Income From Writing” This year isn’t that year, but it’s a good stepping stone toward that goal. This is the first full year with more than one book out, so I have more data, and (yay!) more income. Books First of all, how many books are ‘live’ now? Four, well like three and a half. Space Rogues (1) Merry Garthflak, Wil (Short story) Space Rogues 2: Big Ship, Lots of Guns Space Rogues 3: The Behemoth Job Book 3 didn’t go live until a few days ago, so the bulk of the money and points in this post are primarily around books 1 & 2. Book 1 didn’t go wide until June…

Continue Reading