Category Archives: Original Fiction

Coming Soon: Reckless Faith for Audible

I’m pleased to announce that an audio book version of Reckless Faith is in the works, due to be out next February.

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Reckless Faith VI, Prologue

This is the beginning of the 6th book in the Reckless Faith Series. September 30, 2029 It was a beautiful early fall day on Boston Common.  Other than fading contrails catching the last of the sunlight of the day, the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Hard Stripes, A Novella In Episodic Format

On the streets of San Diego, a black-market deal goes horribly wrong, throwing an unsuspecting cop, a FBI agent, and a newly-recruited CIA operative into a violent confrontation with mercenaries, and uncovering a clandestine global network intent on selling US … Continue reading

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Logan’s Legionnaires, Prologue

Spoiler warning: This is the beginning of a sequel to Dun Ringill Prologue Though he was no stranger to pain, Aberlade had never felt pure agony before. The pain was the first thing to enter his conscious mind, as he … Continue reading

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Here Goes #7

Work has begun on a sequel to Dun Ringill, tentatively titled Logan’s Legionnaires. In this story, Carthage and Logan, formerly members of the Space Expedionionay Force and now freelancers, return to Skye in advance of a new mission of their … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Swan is Live on Amazon

The fifth book in the Reckless Faith series, The Heart of the Swan, is now available on Amazon in Kindle format. The paperback edition will be available in a week or two.

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First Draft Complete: Reckless Faith 5

The first draft of the fifth book in the Reckless Faith series, The Heart of the Swan, is complete, and is now in the hands of several beta readers. Once their edits and suggestions have been compiled, and cover art … Continue reading

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New Cover Art for Reckless Faith

Work on the fifth book in the Reckless Faith series slowly continues, but I recently hit the 50% point for its projected length.  In the meantime, I was so happy with my cover art for Dun Ringill by Alejandro Quinones, … Continue reading

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Inspiration and the Creative Process

My fifth novel, Dun Ringill, is complete.   Though it took me over a year to write, I only recently stumbled upon a bit of information that I wanted to share. Some of you already know that Dun Ringill is a … Continue reading

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New Fiction in the Reckless Faith Universe

The last three months have been a boon for my books.  The Fox and the Eagle has been doing particularly well, and my other titles are doing better than average as well.  With so many new readers, I’ve decided to revisit past … Continue reading

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Infinity Publishing has gone dark. Consider my books with them as out of print.

Due to a messy merger with a new company called FastPencil, Infinity Publishing is no longer responding to communications, nor are they fulfilling orders.  As such, I’ve re-published The Fox and the Eagle directly on Amazon.  Please be sure you … Continue reading

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Dun Ringill is Live on Amazon

I’m pleased to announce that Dun Ringill is now available for the Kindle on Amazon.  Thank you to everyone who helped me edit and refine the final version.

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Dun Ringill: First Draft Complete

The first draft of Dun Ringill is complete.  Next begins the process of editing, and finding a source for cover art.  Until the book is ready to be published on Amazon, I’m making the first four chapters available to a wider … Continue reading

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Dun Ringill: Prologue and Chapter One

PROLOGUE   When Carthage stumbled onto the bridge, his heart was racing, but not because he was scared. He had to pry open the doors to get there, as they had apparently malfunctioned, and this effort was great in comparison … Continue reading

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Hard Stripes: Episode One: Guardian Angels

Posted to my blog for the first time, Hard Stripes is a novella that explains how Kyrie Devonai, Chance Richter, and Evangeline Adeler first started working for the CIA.  It is set in May of 2003, five months prior to … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: The Five Years of Eternity

Last night I was nearly delirious with a fever, and as I drifted in and out of sleep, I thought of this short story.   My name is Anderson, and I have lived for almost one thousand years.  I wish … Continue reading

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Project Redwood

This is the beginning of an attempt to create a new story not connected to the Reckless Faith universe.   “Major, what the hell are you doing?” The interior of the C-5 Galaxy had just become very quiet.  Major Furlong … Continue reading

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The Sweet Sound

“That’s one of our Advanced Infantrymen?” Doctor Sato’s first impression of Staff Sergeant Damascus was a surprise to her.  She was expecting a man somewhat different from the one who sat in her office.  She gazed at him on a … Continue reading

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Of Errors and Evangeline (minor spoilers)

When I wrote the timeline for The Fox and the Eagle, I was only thinking about Reckless Faith, which is fine, but I made a mistake in another regard, and that error made it into the book.   Some years ago I … Continue reading

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The Fox and the Eagle has shipped to Amazon

I spoke with my publisher today, and my author representative reported that all copies of The Fox and the Eagle ordered through Amazon, as of 11/18, have been shipped.  This means that almost four dozen copies are sitting in Amazon’s … Continue reading

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Entry for a Writing Competition

Writer’s Digest is running a science fiction writing competition that I’m considering entering.  As such, I’ve expanded and modified one of my short stories, Future Imperfect.  I’ve posted the old version here before, but I would also like to get … Continue reading

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New Story Idea: Quick Treatment

I’m still entertaining the idea of an entirely new story for my fifth novel.  Here is the summary of a screenplay I wrote in 2001, which could be adapted into a novel. Timecrash The protagonist, Hugo Wells, is a quantum … Continue reading

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New Introduction to Reckless Faith

So, it turns out that Amazon has their own sci-fi publishing venture, 47North, supported by none other than mega-auther Neil Stephenson.  They accept unsolicited manuscripts, so I’ve decided to revisit Reckless Faith and The Tarantula Nebula.  I may submit both … Continue reading

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Publication Anniversaries

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the publication of Reckless Faith, and coincidentally, the second for Bitter Arrow.  If you’ve read either one, and haven’t already, please post a review on Amazon.  I’ll buy you a beer! As always, signed … Continue reading

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Future Imperfect

This is a short story I wrote a few years ago, with the intention of submitting it to a publication.  I can’t remember if I posted it on LiveJournal or MySpace, but I haven’t posted it here.  I tweaked it … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Jim’s Retreat

Here is a piece of flash fiction I wrote tonight.  Thanks to Dave E for the writing prompt!   Hank was nervous. The cabin was becoming stale and the smell set him on edge. From his right pocket, his cell … Continue reading

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The Mirrored Canvas (continued)

I suppose I should have gone to see the painting at the beginning of my investigation, but I’ve always been a pragmatic, Joe Friday type of agent.  It was Westerian who was missing, not the painting, and I doubted that … Continue reading

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The Mirrored Canvas

This is the beginning of a short story I was working on three years ago.  It was inspired by a dream, and I may still finish it someday.   The Mirrored Canvas I never actually saw the painting myself.  The … Continue reading

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The Fox and the Eagle: Prologue through Chapter Two

Prologue “Eva, this is suicide, you must realize that.” Evangeline nodded stoically to her companion, although the fear in her eyes was impossible to hide. The pair, similarly dressed in traditional crimson sparring clothes, knelt on a drab gray rug … Continue reading

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