Category Alien Contact for Idiots

Make an honest woman of me! #mfrwhooks

[On the last possible day, I reached my Camp NaNoWriMo goal of 40,000 words. Whew!] Time for another hook from Rescuing Prince Charming. Last week the heroine, Dusty Johnson, was searching alone for a time bomb hidden in the mechanical deck of an unfinished starship prototype, designed by alien Kwadrans. What she finds is a […]

Pull down my pants! #mfrwhooks

Time for another hook from Rescuing Prince Charming. Last week the heroine , Dusty Johnson, was searching alone for a time bomb hidden in the mechanical deck of an unfinished starship prototype, designed by alien Kwadrans. The previous snippet ended, “She rounded a bank of gauges and saw the tunnel. But a man — or […]

Like a cork in a champagne bottle #mfrwhooks

Time for another hook from Rescuing Prince Charming, a near-future science fiction romance. Last week we met the heroine of the piece, Dusty Johnson, as she searched alone for a time bomb hidden in the mechanical deck of an unfinished starship prototype. She is a meek technical writer who believes in the starship project so […]

Her skirt survived unscathed #mfrwhooks

A brief hiatus, I’m back with a hook from Rescuing Prince Charming, a near-future science fiction romance. Without further ado, I hereby present the very opening of the book for your reading delectation. Dusty Johnson really didn’t want to do this. She took a deep breath, trying without success to dispel the dread clogging her […]

Free? Really? #mfrwauthor

Free? Really? Looking for some great books to read this weekend? Let me draw your attention to a pair of giveaways from Prolific Works (aka the website formerly known as Instafreebie). The Science Fiction Romance Giveaway includes my own award-winning novel, Escapee. Catt Sayer just wants to survive.  The working-class fugitive delivers military supplies on a […]

Intelligent life? Not here, maybe elsewhere

Have you heard about the interstellar object that appeared by the sun a year ago? It disappeared from view in January. No, that isn’t the lead up to a joke. It’s the opening to an article about the search for intelligent life — purple life — in the universe. At first scientists assumed it was a comet, […]

Sneak preview — Alien Contact for Runaway Moms

I just got the cover art for Alien Contact for Runaway Moms. Yay! Or maybe not, from your point of view, because I’m not ready to reveal the cover just yet. Runaway Moms is book five in my science fiction Alien Contact for Idiots series — but they’re all complete stories, so no wicked cliffhangers. […]

Passing the Torch: Harlan Ellison is now On the Far Side

On a day that science fiction master Harlan Ellison passed to the far side, it struck me as appropriate to look back at Mr Ellison’s marvelous career, and forward, to some speculative fiction writers of the future . . . On the Far Side. Harlan Ellison, 1934-2018 The number one thing that always struck me […]

Effing Feline lets a dog speak #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, feel lazy, so I’m turning this week’s post over to my pet humans’ pet canine, Twiggles the Dog. Try not to laugh too hard. Ha ha ha ha! TWIGGLES: Good day, my dearest ladies and gentlemen. I, your unworthy and obsequious host, hope that you will excuse my inexperienced writing and lack […]

On guard against jealousy #mfrwhooks

Here’s the next hook from my almost WIP, tentatively titled Audra Fleeing, Audra Finding. This, the fifth book in the Alien Contact for Idiots series, takes place five years after         “I’m looking for a woman,” he said. Opsie waved to indicate her unfinished office. “I’m afraid my brothel isn’t quite open […]