Fallout…I’m into it

I knew of the game, but had never played it so had no preconceived ideas of what to expect. I am a fan of The Last of Us and The Walking Dead (although with some serious caveats) so I was definitely up for another post-apocalyptic series. I love the 50s vibe. And the humor that runs throughout definitely sets it apart from the other ‘zombie’ series. I think it balances the tragic and horrific with the lighthearted. It’s already been renewed for a second season which is great to hear.

The End is Nigh…

…when I will be finishing the draft of my next book. It’s been a long, ahem, looooooooooooong time since Of Bone and Thunder came out. I’m looking forward to getting this next one out there and in your hands. I’ve chosen July 25th as the date for the draft. It was my father’s birthday and seems very fitting. He was my biggest supporter and his encouragement got me through some rough patches. Even though he’s gone, his love and support remain, and that means everything to me.



Just another proof of life check

I woke up this morning to find my email not working. No idea what’s happened. To say it’s annoying is an understatement. This post is really just a shout in the dark so I can see what is still working.

In other news, I just finished reading Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. I think that’s my third time. Love it every time. The man was genius.

How many books have you read so far in 2024?

We’re into the fourth week so I’m guessing some of you will have gone through a few already. I don’t have an exact number. As an acquisitions editor I get new manuscripts on my desk (well, my computer screen) regularly. Some I read all the way through, others just a sample. It depends on if I’m going to be working on that book or not. Reading for pleasure is a different story. Short answer is none…yet, but it’s not as depressing as it sounds! My creative outlet is more than fulfilled with my own writing which I am happy to say is back on track after far, far, far too long.

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

Check out this cutting-edge military science fiction series by a Special Operations legend!

As most of you know, I’ve worked the last two decades in commercial publishing here in New York City. During that time, I’ve edited manuscripts from historians, journalists, Marines, Navy SEALs, Rangers, Delta Force, and many more. It’s been a particular honor to help all these vets get their stories out there. I say all that because the series I’m recommending today is written by a former Spec Ops operator and it is one of the best military sci-fi series I’ve ever read, and I don’t say that lightly.

The second book in The Spearmen series has just released on Amazon. If you like hard science and military tech that’s at once futuristic and entirely believable this is the series for you. The battle scenes (and there are a lot) are second to none.

The Spearmen Chronicles (2 book series) Kindle Edition (amazon.com)