Another 5-star Review for Hard as Roxx

Yay! (I stole this from Amazon.com) Shhhh! Don’t tell them. 🙂 Thanks to Ann L. Newman for buying the paperback, reading the book, and leaving such a kind review. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful Intriguing futuristic world, October 5, 2013 By Ann L. Newman Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from:…

This Week’s Rant Is About …

Perception is not the same as reality. That simple truth has been echoing through my head, after reading a “review” of Hard as Roxx. Now, all things considered, it wasn’t a bad review. And, I wouldn’t care if it was a bad review. I care that it wasn’t honest. The review, you see, decided that…

I’m an Indie Author, Yo

The Independent Author Index is now featuring my profile for Hard as Roxx. I hope you check it, and the book out. Reviews from gay-haters aside, it’s straight-up Sci Fi and a lot of fun.

Doings

1. Hard as Roxx I’ve spent most of the last couple of weeks finishing incorporating readers’ comments into Roxx. And, finally, I’m finished!! I’ll take a few days’ break from this, and then begin the tedious exciting publishing process. Roxx will be available in eBook form by 19 August 2013, and in paperback form in…

Influences

I don’t have literary influences. That is, simply, because I have read more non-fiction than fiction. Although I love a good book, I’ve always been far more a movie buff than literary aficionado. I suppose that is why the most common comment I receive concerning my writing is that it is “visual” and the reader…

Predicting the Future Is a Small Matter of Imagination

I’ve always thought that people can predict the future. That was influenced to a great deal by my stint with IBM in the 1980s. They sent me to a “Strategic Planning” class that had as its main objective teaching us how to predict change and the reactions to that change. The future, they showed, was…

Next Up – Roxx

I’ve finished the paperback version of The Juice and Other Stories, 2nd edition, and now all that is left is getting the proof and verifying that everything looks okay. Let’s hope so. It’s kind of a pain to pull together. Now that it’s done, next on the publishing agenda is Hard as Roxx. My target publication…

Roxanne Grail. Coming Soon.

Author’s Note: In this excerpt, Roxanne Grail is battling a horde of drone bees. Since I wrote this, two years ago, engineers have created the first drone bees. They aren’t there yet, and certainly not weaponized like mine, but they are coming. I write different types of Sci-Fi. Roxx is hard Sci-Fi, technology-centric, with a…

From Hard as Roxx – “What Could Go Wrong?”

This is a brief excerpt from Chapter 2 of my science fiction tome, Hard as Roxx. I am looking for a proofreader to edit chapters 12 – 27 . In the meantime, here is one of my favorite moments, from Chapter 2. See if you can tell one of my influences for Roxx. Roxx strode the dusty…

Seven-Writer Challenge

I got tagged by my friend and fellow writer, Mary Ann Bernal, in the seven-writer challenge. It is as follows: “This is your mission: Go to line 7 on either page 7 or page 77 of your manuscript and do a post with the next 7 lines, then tag 7 people to keep the challenge…

Forward Thinking

So, I’m a science fiction nut. No, not a geek, or a gamer, or a nerd, I’m none of those things. I am simply an old-fashioned fan of science, especially as it pertains to speculation of which technologies will take off. In addition, in much of my day career (which is better than a day…

Hard as Roxx Soundtrack

All of my books have a soundtrack. It’s probably because in my head, they all play out as movies. For now, however, they will have to content themselves as books. My latest book is Hard as Roxx, release date 2012. Below is a sampling of videos from its soundtrack. If you only listen to one,…