The Immortality Virus $0.99 (Ebook)

  When the cost of eternal youth grows too high, will we give up our chance at immortality? The Immortality Virus Winner of the 2012 Epic EBook Award for Science Fiction AND the 2011 Global eBook Award for Science Fiction Nook or Kindle Now $0.99! Read chapter one

2012 Epic eBook Awards

EPIC’s eBook Awards™, formerly known as EPPIE, began in 2000 to recognize excellence in ePublished works. The eBook Awards are open to all electronically published works: novels, graphic novels, short stories, non-fiction, and poetry. And in the science fiction category, the the winner is…..     Here is the list of all the 2012 winners: […]

Free Short Story: Signs

Before there was Touch of Fate… ….there was Signs, a short story which introduced Marianne and her daughter into my life. I wrote Signs in 2003, then set it aside for almost a year. I remembered it when I took an on-line course on writing a mystery novel, at which point Touch of Fate was […]

Get Touch of Fate for Free

Read an Ebook Week is March 4th-11th!   As part of the celebration, Twilight Times Books will be offering the ebook version of Touch of Fate for FREE until March 10, 2012! PDF ePub Kindle Mobi ___________________________________________________________________________ Marianne knows the future can’t be changed, but sometimes even a lifetime of experience can’t keep her from […]

Cassie Scot Update

The publication of the first Cassie Scot novel is still a year off, but I am pleased to say that I have recently turned in my second manuscript in the series, tentatively entitled “Secrets and Lies.” The third book, “Mind Games,” is in final revisions, and I expect it to be finished soon. What does […]

Cassie Scot: Normal Detective

As my publisher likes to say: The ink is not yet dry on the contract, but Twilight Times Books will be publishing the first book in my new urban fantasy series, Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective. Yes, with a strike-through! At least, that’s what I’d like to see on the cover art. For searchability purposes, and […]

Winner of the 2011 Global eBook Award for Science Fiction

Yes, that’s right, The Immortality Virus has won the 2011 Global eBook Award for science fiction! Winning something like this is salve for the soul. Writing is often an isolated business, without daily feedback. It takes years to get published and more years for the public to really notice you’ve been published. So each day, […]

Tips for Writers: Inspiration on Endings from Jim Butcher

Tuesday night, I attended a Q&A and book signing with Jim Butcher. I went as a fan, not a writer, and most of the questions he answered were fan-based questions about characters and plots. He received a surprising number of questions from people who seemed to want spoilers. (Really? Don’t you want to enjoy making […]

Summer Vacation, Book Tour, and Website Upgrades

I haven’t posted in more than a week because we took a vacation. Half of it was spent right here at home, relaxing and taking the kids to the pool — not to mention staying away from the stifling heat of my upper-floor study. Well, I’m baaaack. I read a few books last week, so […]

The Immortality Virus Prequel Scene

This is not a scene from The Immortality Virus, but a special extra scene that takes place 200 years earlier. I just wrote it for a bit of fun…hope you enjoy! St. Louis, 2250 Alexander Lacklin knew he needed to quit his job, but he also knew work was scarce – even for someone with […]