Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework Is Here!

I'm excited to announce that Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework has arrived at Amazon across the globe, and on Smashwords. Other EBook retailers may have it as early as this weekend.

It took over two and a half years to write this book because it ties up so many story lines. It's also a new style of story telling for the Spinward Fringe series that I had to switch to because there is so much going on. I believe that I accomplished my goal and am free to write more in the Spinward Fringe series, continuing with Broadcasts 8, 9 and 10.

A lot of things end in this book, questions that have been lingering since Broadcast 0: Origins and after are addressed, and the Expendable Few ties in as well.

I hope everyone enjoys the read, and I thank you for your support!

Here are the links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon France

Smashwords (In all formats for all EBook readers)


[There are purchase links at the bottom of this blog page for anyone who would like Broadcast 7 in print.]

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Spinward Fringe Podcast Framework Release Special!

In this special episode of the Spinward Fringe Podcast, I announce the release date of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework (that's November 21, 2012), and a SPECIAL SURPRISE for everyone who takes the time to listen. I talk about what this book means to me and thank the people who made it what it is, as well as the folks who have supported me for so long.

You'll also find the details on where you can get the book, what formats it's available in, and info on the collected Rogue Element Trilogy in print.

Thank you so much for your support over the years, and I hope you enjoy listening as well as reading.


Direct Download Link (Right click and select ‘Save As’ or ‘Download Linked File As’)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework Release Date

Due to technical difficulties and scheduling issues, the Spinward Fringe podcast will be very late. A new episode may not be available until as late as Wednesday the 21st, 2012.

On the brighter side, I'm proud to announce the release date of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework.

On November 21, 2012, Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework will be available on Smashwords. It will appear on Amazon through Kindle later that day or early the next (the delay is thanks to Amazon's submission system). Over the following days the book will appear at the iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and other EBook retailers.

Print copies will be available shortly afterwards through Amazon (unsigned), and the Home Store (signed - see the link on the right hand side of this blog).

I enjoyed writing this, the most difficult Spinward Fringe book, and I hope it meets your expectations. This book is filled with character development, and concludes several plot lines that have run for a long time now.

In this book I reveal most of the secrets I've been keeping for over four years, and I'm finally pleased with the way they've been presented. Through story and character development, a large part of the Spinward Fringe universe has finally been realised. It's my pleasure to invite you into this part of the story, the universe, and to experience these characters again.

I thank everyone who has supported me so far by buying the books and spreading the word. I am truly grateful to everyone who is joining me for this part of the story.


[If you've never heard of Spinward Fringe, you can check the first book out for FREE through Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, the Kobo, or the iBookstore.]

[There was a side novel released between Spinward Fringe Broadcast 6: Fragments and Broadcast 7: Framework called The Expendable Few, you can find it on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, or in the iBookstore.]

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

That Geek Podcast Episode 5: The 2012 National Novel Writing Month Special

Stephanie, Sylvie and Randy talk about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). We explain what it is, what it's like to write 50,000 words in a month, and, since all three of us are veterans of the event, we impart some helpful advice.

For a basic tour of NaNoWrimo, the events, where to go to sign up, and a few interesting insights into a writer's brain, this is a great episode.

So far, Sylvie is behind in her word count, and Randy is joining the "Oh Shit Brigade" off with a bang by joining NaNoWriMo on the 15th of November, half way in to the event. That's a promise to write 50,000 words in the second half of the month. We'll get an update on his  and everyone else's progress next episode!

Links from this episode:

 Thank you for listening!

Direct Download Link (Right click and select ‘Save As’ or ‘Download Linked File As’)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 5 and 6 Now In Print

When Broadcast 7 becomes available, there will be two paperback editions. One will include Broadcasts 5, 6 and 7 together, the other will be a separate, stand alone book.

In preparation for that, I've finished work on releasing Broadcasts 5 and 6 in their own paperback editions through and These aren't signed editions. I'll have signed copies available sometime late next week.

Here are the links to the unsigned versions of Broadcasts 5 and 6 on Amazon.

The EBook version of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework will be released as quickly as possible, but it will still take longer to finish the EBook than it will to make the print versions available.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: We Have A Final Draft!

My editor and I still have editing work to do, but yesterday, I completed the final draft of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework.

That means the story in this novel is complete, and all the necessary scenes are written. The ending of the book caps off the series in a way I find satisfying, in some ways, most of the book is made up of mini-endings that pop up throughout.

A lot of what you'll find between the covers will be unexpected, and I'm fairly proud of that. After two and a half years, scrapping one draft entirely, and re-writing, I'm happier than I can say that I have something I can call complete and final.

Here's some extra info on the book:
181,388 Words (Almost as long as The Fellowship Of The Ring).
56 Chapters
Will be available in print, then in eBook form.
Editing is expected to take two weeks, and it began months ago while writing was under way.
This book brings the series to a total word count of over 1,069,500 words.

I'm afraid there won't be a preview of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8 at the end of Broadcast 7, because I'm developing Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 8, 9, and 10 together. They will be smaller books, that's all I can say about that for now.

Once we're almost finished editing, I'll submit to my eBook formatting partners for a work date to find out when they can format the book. After I have that date, I'll be able to announce a release date, and I'm really looking forward to it!

The major work is done, and I'm very happy with the story and characters. I hope to have this in front of you soon, so you can enjoy this conclusion of Spinward Fringe season one. For some of you, this will be the conclusion of the series. I hope it's very satisfying.


[Addendum: For other readers who aren't looking for a conclusive end to the entire series, Broadcast 7 is only the end of the first section of the series. The second section, or 'season' will begin with Broadcast 8, which exists in notes at the moment.]