Friday, October 23, 2020

NEM: Awakening Will Arrive On October 31, 2020


I'm proud to announce that the first book in a new trilogy is going to come out on October 31 of this year. This was originally a project that I used to keep busy during the early days of the COVID-19 isolation period and a way for me to connect with everyone on Patreon a little more closely.

It grew into something more enjoyable than I expected as I offered Patreon Subscribers opportunities to make major decisions for the main character. These changed and will continue to change major events in this novel and the next. It was also a lot of fun.

After a long editing process and a little rewriting, the once serialized first book of the NEM series is about to become available to everyone. Here's the synopsis:

Grant has loved fantasy for his entire life. As a Dungeon Master he began creating a world of his own for tabletop role playing games that has grown to fill five large binders. This world is called Nem. Outside of his basement game room pursuits, he once trained for and competed in the only medieval tourney held in his home city and won. That was his greatest moment, and it was some time ago. Little does he know, Nem is real and he is uniquely qualified to save his favourite part of it. A journey involving a death cult, a budding enchanter, the Goddess of his dreams, and more awaits.

I can't go into why this book is perfect for a Halloween release because I'd be spoiling some major details, but trust me, there are parts of this book that fit the mood. I hope you enjoy the adventure. You can pre-order your copy using the following links if you want to make sure you get the book as soon as possible.

Apple Books (Formerly iBookstore)
Barnes & Noble
Google Play

[If you want to check out the Patreon page where this was serialized, click here.]

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 15: Pursuit Is Available Today


That's right, after being serialized on Patreon, Spinward Fringe Broadcast 15: Pursuit drops today everywhere in EBook form. I know, there wasn't much fanfare leading up to this book's arrival here on the blog, but I've had my head down writing two books at once, then concentrating on polishing Pursuit with little time to spare.

This book follows the events of Broadcast 14: Rebel, and deals with the complex aftermath in the Haven System while two pilots who are stranded on a new, urban post-apocalyptic world (Dame and Easy), try to find a way to tell Haven Fleet where they are or get a ride back home. Meanwhile, Alice and Noah (Carnie), continue searching for real resistance groups and the elusive Mary Reed.

All the while a group of Order of Eden Knights, the Justicars, are looking for Alice, following a clear order given to them by their Admiral: "Bring me a Valent." In this book that takes us into the minds of the most important characters in this phase of the series, the fight for dominance over a corner of the galaxy called 'The Cluster' takes several steps forward. With the Haven System at the centre of The Cluster, the stakes couldn't be higher.

I'm happy with this novel and I hope it shows in the journeys the characters take and the care that my editors and I took to polish it. Look for a special note of thanks at the end.



Apple Books

Barnes & Noble




Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Serials For April and May - Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories!

I've doubled down on writing during this period of social distancing. I love writing, and I'm happy to use it as an escape as I write two novels at the same time.

One is the latest Spinward Fringe book: Pursuit. The focus is back on futuristic exploration and adventure as characters old and new face interesting challenges.
Here's the link to the index with several free chapters:

The other is NEM: Awakening, an experimental fantasy novel about a man who gets sucked from our time into a fantasy world. The ways that this connects to Brightwill and Highshield are subtle, but they're there, watch for them and please give me your feedback on the overall experience if you have time.
Here's a link to the index which features many free chapters.

I hope I can entertain you a little while you're cooped up or stressed out. If the above links aren't enough, many of my books are still free and the rest are discounted right now at Smashwords. You can find the full list here: