Wednesday, June 13, 2018

I reviewed Launch by Jason Joyner


I got a kick out of the story. This is a truly fun genesis story of some interesting superheroes. If you don't like superheroes, you won't like this either, most likely. I'm often surprised when I read in a genre I don't like and find that I have again found an exception to my dislike. You might here, too.
Anyway, the kids are likable and the action is fast. The book felt much like the movie Circle in some ways. I sometimes chafed at the overexplaining that went on occasionally, but then I would remind myself who the intended audience is: teenagers. The author's care to make sure the reader always knows what is going on means the reader is not likely to get lost.
I highly recommend this book for the teenager in your life who likes Marvel movies.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

New Varon novel

Imma thinking about starting that new varon novel. It's been gestating.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

This is fun

Josh and I are plotting out a story about the varonvar (singular varon, adjective varonsi, possessive varonit) My son wanted me to write a political intrigue novel, and I always looked at him blankly. I can't figure out office politics. How am I going to figure out Game of Throne politics?
John Walker came out from Peoria to visit me, and while we were, not exactly brainstorming, but discussing his novel, I had the rush that comes from an idea! I know how to have a struggle for the emperor's throne in megaloth city be prodded by deliberate miscommunication by the hive mind messenger bugs. Yes!


I also finally found the box with my collection of norens in it. Now I'm trying to think where to place them. Best beloved wants some of them to go inside the front windows to help block the view of the house that has the view of the lake. He liked how I put window film on the lower parts of the east windows, thereby blocking the view of the neighbor's car repair yard but let's us see through the clear uppers the trees and skies we do like to see. Two of my favorites are still missing. Maybe I'll find them in the next fifty boxes.

Well, time to get back to building the models for the Auxiliary Dwelling Unit for our autistic daughter and her caregiver. I got tired of going outside and waving at the bumpy ground while trying to figure out what best beloved means with his hand waving, so I'm building scale models. So why did I pay so many thousands of dollars three years ago for the plans we're not going to use now? I dunno, but the builder says he has a better idea. We'll see.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Not fun.

I thought building a house would be fun.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tried something new

I'm feeling thrilled that I tried something new. I wrote a short mystery story featuring the same idiot in Waking a number of years later when he has become the equivalent of a detective on an alien planet. It was so much fun. I hope readers enjoy Montee and the Case of the Missing Coffer as much as I did.

Monday, November 13, 2017

What William Cook said.

I admire the work of William Cook, so it made me happy when he said this about my short story in the NIWA anthology Bridges.
:.....Just finished “A Bridge Too Far. “ All the clues were there but I didn’t see them. The ending caught me completely by surprise! Yowza! What a story!! Kudos!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bridges Anthology

I'm pleased to announce that this anthology came out, with one of my stories in it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076ZWYBKT
Bridges