Tag Archives: SFR Brigade Showcase

SFR Brigade Showcase — Countdown -2

Once a month, the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase enables the brigade’s authors to highlight snippets from new works, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. In Rescuing Prince Charming, to be released December 4, I used some of my own ‘backstory’ as my character’s backstory. Sort of. My first teaching job was at Gilford Island, […]

SFR Brigade Showcase, November 2017

Once a month, the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase enables the brigade’s authors to highlight snippets from new works, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. This month I want to do two things: 1) crow, and 2) advertise. Crow I attended last month’s InD’Scribe conference, run by InD’Tale Magazine, a good resource for indie and […]

SFR Brigade Showcase for April

Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase. Once a month, the brigade’s authors highlight snippets from new work, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. But let me start at the beginning. Most stories begin with a grain of sand. Not literal sand. Mental sand. When a rough grain of sand gets caught in […]

SFR Showcase and Cover Reveal

Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase. Once a month the brigade’s authors highlight snippets from new work, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. The Trilogy of Tompa Lee The Tribulations of Tompa Lee is part of The Trilogy of Tompa Lee. Below at right is the old cover. The Tribulations of Tompa […]

SFR Brigade Holiday Showcase, day 1

 The year in review Day two post Day three post Day four post From a personal point of view, 2016 was a year to forget. Dental work that interfered with my oboe playing and jeopardized my hold on first-chair status. Health issues for both my wife and myself.  And then of course the monumentally unpleasant presidential […]

SFR Brigade Showcase: about research

My most thoroughly researched book is… As an author of science fiction, I almost always have to research each book. How much research varies from book to book. This one required little research My upcoming release, Newborn, coming in October, required relatively little research. It’s the third book in the Alien Contact for Idiots series, which […]

SFR Brigade Showcase, August 2016

About Escapee: Repelling the Invasion The African Queen in outer space Catt Sayer just wants to survive.  The working-class fugitive delivers military supplies on her decrepit airship, but her hard-won livelihood vanishes when invaders overrun her harsh moon. If that isn’t bad enough, an idealistic, upper-class officer wants her to risk her life on a […]

Future Love now available – SFR Brigade Showcase

Each month, the Science Fiction Romance Brigade showcases members.  The Brigade is a group of authors who write — what else? — science fiction and romance. Its members include many of the biggest names in the field. And then there’s me. Future Love is Live What better way to participate in the showcase than to celebrate a […]

SFR Brigade Showcase – May

An Easy Way to Find Lots of Place Names When writing science fiction or fantasy, you often need a lot of place name. For example, in my recent release, Escapee, my hero and heroine were flying around a Mars-sized moon to attack enemy headquarters. They flew over a lot of valleys and mountain ranges — so I […]

Recipe for a Book

Recipe for a Book People often ask if there’s a formula for writing a book. The answer: Nope — no formula. Sorry. But for one of my books, The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station, I have the next best thing — a recipe.  If you promise not to tell anyone, I’ll let you in on my secrets. […]