I'm not going to start offering writing/publishing advice in any kind of depth, unless I go through a major change of heart at some point.

But I'm more than happy to share resources.

The indie publishing world can be confusing, and my contemporaries among traditionally published writers are likely to offer advice based on the 1990s model, which was entirely correct at the time and no longer applies at all.

So if you're in need of good information, I'm going to recommend 2 must-follow blogs:

Dean Wesley Smith at

Kristine Kathryn Rusch at

Kris writes a weekly post regarding the business (sometimes a "process" piece describing her own process, other times a deep look at some highly relevant aspect of publishing), along with some other posts (including a free short story every Monday).

Dean posts every day (!) and has done for years, so some posts are fillers; but whenever he goes into depth regarding craft or business, it's worth reading.

Tell 'em I sent you!


New hard-SF action adventure: THREADSLINGER'S CODE

 A new novella launches today. It's called Threadslinger's Code...

Jack Tolliver is trying to retrieve a stolen book, but he isn't the library police, and he's more than a spy: he's a threadslinger. When dark forces strike from another universe, it's time to up his game... or leave the entire world at risk.

Multiverse shenanigans, spy craft and skullduggery, even some AI stuff that no one's thinking about right now... What more could you possibly want?

(Rhetorical question... If anyone asked me what I wanted, I could probably come up with something. 😊)

It was fun to write, for sure.




When schoolboy Finbar sees his teacher disappear into a solid brick wall, it has to be some form of hallucination, doesn’t it? But when strange things occur six years later, it’s time to question his ideas about reality… and fight for his survival.


Now available from Amazon... Enjoy!

And more short fiction to come from me this year, as well as another novel.



From the city where the skies are eternally deep purple, where elevators are powered by indentured wraiths, and power comes from reactors fueled by the bones of the dead... comes a new short mystery.

Not a Donal Riordan tale, but featuring his sometime friend and colleague Adam Obsidian.

When detective Adam Obsidian finds the Gambuccini brothers murdered, he isn't shedding tears. The dead men were villains, through and through. The problem? Adam Obsidian is the only suspect.

Pursued by Tristopolis PD, can he solve the mystery before someone ends him too?

...Find it on Amazon today!



There's nothing sacred about base 10 arithmetic, of course: the base just happens to match the number of fingers plus toes that most of us are born with. And the Earth's orbital period is a parochial peculiarity, as far as the greater universe is concerned. So decades aren't significant cosmically, but hey, I'm only human...

For me, the year 2022 marked:

50 years in martial arts

40 years married to Yvonne

30 years as a published writer

20 books published

Somewhat incredible, really. Tempus fugit!

Have a wonderful 2023, okay?