Contest – The Galactic Mage Series 3 Book Giveaway Drawing

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Well, my experience with the opening trilogy of The Galactic Mage series has been awesome. I am awed by how wonderful readers have been, and how willing people have been to try out a new author in science fiction and fantasy. I can’t even explain how grateful I am to everyone who has bought my books, and all the emails and support I’ve gotten from readers have been amazing. So now, I want to give at least a little something back. Hence this contest here and on Facebook. So, here’s what it is: Continue reading Contest – The Galactic Mage Series 3 Book Giveaway Drawing

What is a REAL Author Anyway? The Difference Between Perdurance and Endurance

I’m writing this for a writer friend of mine who is struggling right now as an artist. She’s hit a rough patch on the already rough road of writing, and now she’s wondering if she even is “a writer” at all. She’s wondering if she is “a real author” at all. And I’ve seen other people ask themselves this question a lot. I’ve seen them beat themselves up about the very same thing they love. I’ve seen long debates on writers’ forums about indie authors versus traditional authors, different people arguing about whether indie or “self-published” (a pejorative to many) are or are not “real” authors from the start. Some argue that people who write, no matter if published at all, are writers. Others will say that a writer is only a “real” author based on some abstract criteria they’ve dug up, some corporate approval thing, etc., while some others affix any number of arbitrary sales figures or income figures to their understanding of what it means to be a “real” author. Again, etc.

I think they are all missing the point. Continue reading What is a REAL Author Anyway? The Difference Between Perdurance and Endurance

Hostiles Is Out – Book 4 of The Galactic Mage Series Underway

For starters, Hostiles out, and it’s doing great right now. So a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has picked a copy up! You’re helping it climb the Amazon Hot New Releases chart (this morning it was at number 13), and it’s just awesome to have such great support from the people sharing this story with me.

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The release of Hostiles marks the completion of the opening trilogy of The Galactic Mage series. The second trilogy is underway. Continue reading Hostiles Is Out – Book 4 of The Galactic Mage Series Underway

Hostiles Update – The Galactic Mage Series Progress

Hostiles galley proofs1Well, Hostiles is reeeeally close to being done. I have gotten my galley copies from the printer and delivered them to my proofreaders. I’m reading through my copy, and hopefully everyone else has dropped everything in their lives as well to do this singular task. Barring any unforeseen delays (and incorporating some degree of realism into the plan), I would guess everyone could be done proofreading by around the 12th.

Once I have all the notes back with any typos or whatever, I will go in and double check all the comments. I will then add the fixes to a master proof, which I will send back to Fernando to fix in the print file. Hopefully he can get that done in a day or two, but I never know how that’s going to go. He went and had kids and stuff without my permission, so now he tries to tell me he has family priorities getting in the way sometimes, which is just crazy talk. Continue reading Hostiles Update – The Galactic Mage Series Progress