I love writing conferences, and I love 20 Books most of all. Each time I attend, I get a wave of energy. It’s a time to meet friends I only see once a year and get excited about my dream job. Does it wear me out? Absolutely. I was on two panels, Police Procedurals, and […]
People ask me how I can write eight to ten novels a year while working a full-time job and raising a family. The answer is simple. I don’t do much else.
“Call me crazy, but I’m doing this…” (Scott Moon, right before everything went off the rails.) I feel I owe you, dear readers, a bit of an explanation. They Came for Blood was conceived as a five-book series: Invasion Day, Resistance Day, Victory Day, Departure Day, and finally, Arrival Day. In this last book, I […]
This is the only true road to happiness. Tell me I’m wrong (no, seriously, if you disagree, go crazy in the comments). There is nothing better than stepping back from the social media shit show of modern society, sipping some java at the perfect temperature, and losing yourself in a story.
Imagination. Playtime. Blanket forts. That’s where it’s at. As a writer, I value creativity and hope to foster it in my children. But I can also say, it’s amazing how the kids will quietly disappear in this simple fortress of questionable stability. Once or twice I got worried and did a stealth approach, scouting for […]
Blogging is more fun when it’s easy. And video is simple right? Just record to YouTube and link? Turn this blog into a vlog of awesomeness. But is vlogging easier than blogging? Let’s find out. Step into my high-tech studio and listen to what I’ve got to say today about working too hard (or so […]
Daydreams are better than video games, theme parks, books, comics, Shakespeare in the Park or even big-budget movies. In the late seventies and early eighties, I realized there was nothing I dreaded more than being bored. Home Alone. Too much time on my hands. The internet not existing. Stories from books and movies took on […]
Why do we read science fiction? To travel the stars in the company of characters on grand adventures? To witness the hero’s journey from Tatooine to Endor? Perhaps the harsh sands of Arrakis and the secrets of the sandworms are more to your taste. Or is it the void itself, where lost fleets struggle for […]
Moon Log – September 16, 2020
This post is personal. I decided to make my living as a writer when I was twelve years old, but allowed life to dictate terms. Many blessings have fallen to me, and I am grateful. I thank God every day. My job is meaningful and provides for my family, so I am fortunate to have […]