February 2012

Previously Unpublished Frank Herbert Title Coming Soon!

A previously unpublished manuscript was recently uncovered by the Herbert family and is being prepped for release. We'll be setting it up as an eBook for those who want it, and might have a few other options available, too, for those who like having a book in-hand. More news coming soon...

New eBook Bundle Coming Soon!

Watch for a new eBook bundle coming soon. These will be some of Frank Herbert's Classic novels: The Ascension Factor, The Jesus Incident, and The Lazarus Effect.

Seven Suns Prequel VEILED ALLIANCES: Free Sample

For fans of my Saga of Seven Suns, I’ve written a new prequel, Veiled Alliances, which tells the origin of the green priests on Theroc, the first Roamer skymining operations on a gas-giant planet, the discovery of the Klikiss robots entombed in an abandoned alien city, the initial Ildiran expedition to Earth, the rescue of the generation ship Burton and the tragedy that leads to sinister breeding experiments. I think it’s an excellent starting point for readers new to the Saga, as well as an unforgettable adventure for fans of the series.

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New Cover Art for DEATH WARMED OVER

Kensington Books just released the cover art for DEATH WARMED OVER, the first novel in my Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series, which will be released this September.  The second volume, UNNATURAL ACTS, will come out four months later, and the third, HAIR RAISING, four months after that—all three out in a single calendar year.  What a way to launch an exciting and hilarious new series!

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Winners Announced for Superstars Writing Seminar Prize Drawing


FIRST PLACE:  Free Membership for Las Vegas Superstars

Scott Lee from Colorado Springs

SECOND PLACE: full set of MP3s from 2010 and 2009 Superstars sessions

Matt Wright of San Tan Valley, AZ

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Thinking Big: Rush “Clockwork Angels” Novelization

After dropping hints for a while, finally the big announcement, a new project unlike any other I’ve ever done…and something that I consider very cool.

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Thinking Big: Rush “Clockwork Angels” Novelization

After dropping hints for a while, finally the big announcement, a new project unlike any other I’ve ever done…and something that I consider very cool.

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Joshua Tree National Park—Wide Open Mojave

I have traveled extensively in the desert, and when I lived in California I made an annual writing trip to fabulous Death Valley, but I never managed to make it out to Joshua Tree. It was on my To Do list, but it’s a very isolated park.

Last weekend, though, I finally took a writing trip out there, flew into Las Vegas and drove for hours across the wide open Mojave, following the gray lines of secondary roads on the map, not the thick blue or red lines.  The road less traveled, the scenery less seen.

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