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…

Cover Reveal: A Looming Shadow

After much time and work, my second book  A Looming Shadow, book 2 in the Galaxy Ascendant series will be releasing very soon. So it is my distinct pleasure to reveal the cover of the book, done, once again, by the amazing John Zeleznik. It was great to work with him again, and the cover came…

Book Review: Star Wars: Thrawn, by Timothy Zahn

Those who follow me here and elsewhere will know that I haven’t pulled my punches when it comes to criticizing modern Star Wars. Problems range from a lack of creativity to Mary Sue characters, to diversity being the focus, to the apparent need to give literally EVERYTHING its own spin-off or backstory, even when totally unnecessary.…