I put my fiction writing tips in this blog and also talk about my fiction.
I have one complete novel out (One Survivor, a space opera), one (Silver Buckshot, an urban fantasy thriller/romance) being serialized at an episode a week on Kindle Vella, and others in the works. This site talks about my stories and also about fiction writing in general.
My fiction writing tips are collected here.
Silver Buckshot: Magic, Mystery, and a Most Aggravating Boyfriend
Serial Fiction on Kindle Vella. Read the first episodes free. Discuss them here.
Thirteen-year-old Princess Flavia has endured a lot recently. Polio crippled her legs and killed her mother, her father is sunk in grief, and her servants veer between negligence and cruelty. She takes refuge in her books and never complains. But she draws the line at being murdered. Fourteen-year-old Frank Barron conceals her when the shooting starts. This is no accident: a letter told him what to do. It’s signed, “Love, Flavia.” She has no memory of it. And she can’t tell the future! Can she?
This is a Ruritanian romance, or, if you prefer, a romantic fantasy thriller with teen characters but aimed at adult readers.
As of this writing, twenty-five of the thirty-nine episodes in the first season are available available. See the list here. A new one is posted every Sunday.
When was the last time you enjoyed a science fiction book where teenagers put an alien ship back together? One Survivor is the kind of old-school SF adventure you love, with competent, strong-willed characters, believable technology, fast-paced action, humor, mystery, murder, betrayal, and a touch of the supernatural, all set against the backdrop of the ruined Terran Empire.
One Survivor will remind you of Heinlein’s early work, but with a depth of background more like Jack Vance. It pits fifteen-year-old Beverly di Mendoza against her parents’ murderers, on a backward planet whose inhabitants owe her nothing. With the help of two other teenagers and their battered spaceship, Beverly survives the initial onslaughts and soon moves to the offensive.
One Survivor is my first novel. It’s available in paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon.