Women in Star Wars: Tor.com Misses the Mark–Again

I’ve been fairly open about the numerous issues I’ve had with modern Star Wars. While I will continue to give The Force Awakens the benefit of the doubt (for overall quality) until I see where The Last Jedi takes the series, I cannot ignore the major problems that have become more and more visible, especially in Rogue One. The two…

After-Action Thoughts on the Launch of A Looming Shadow

So, it’s been just about a week since the launch of A Looming Shadow, book 2 in the Galaxy Ascendant series. Honestly, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, though I had hopes of improving on the May launch of A Greater Duty. Fortunately, and thankfully, I have managed to do just that. Between more active marketing, Amazon…

Fantasy Casting: A Greater Duty

While it’s unlikely that the Galaxy Ascendant series will ever be adapted for film, for numerous reasons (though one never knows for certain!), I’d be a liar if I said I never thought about what that might look like. I’m sure pretty much every author has. So, as I’ve seen several others do, I’m going to…

The Galaxy Ascendant

As my regular readers here are no doubt aware, earlier this week I released A Looming Shadow, book 2 in the Galaxy Ascendant series. I first talked about it a while back in relation to the space opera genre. But now that there is more than one book out, I think it’s an appropriate time to more…

New Release: A Looming Shadow

It’s finally time! A Looming Shadow, book 2 in the Galaxy Ascendant series, is officially available on amazon in ebook format (print version to follow soon.) It’s been an awesome process, form start to finish, albeit a very different one from A Greater Duty. With that, the book had been in progress, to one degree or another, for almost…

Some Thoughts on Writing Sequels

(Note: I will do my utmost not to spoil anything from A Greater Duty, book 1 in the series, for anyone who has yet to read it, but it is possible that due to the fact that I am talking about the sequel, there may be some minor spoilers.) It’s important, for a writer, to regularly…