I've opened this site in the interest of a grass roots effort to get something going with two series of short fiction that I've been working on the last few years. These are straightforward pulp fiction narratives within a steampunk or in some cases, dieselpunk context.
These stories have come about from my interest in science fiction and fantasy that is simple, that is fun and is accessible. I have previously only shared these with friends and family. However, when I share these stories with my sons, they tell me over and over that I must get these out there and share them with a wider audience.
Writing is something I do in my spare time because I love it. It's fun and I get to basically create the books I want to read at any given moment. The process is accomplished in many stolen moments in between trying to be successful at a career that I really enjoy, being engaged with my family and trying to get out and be part of the world. Because of this, I don't know that I am able, or necessarily willing at this time, to dive into some of the next-level things a person has to do to get their work published - endless submissions, networking, scrounging up cover artists and the tech people, crowdfunding, etc.
What I can tell you is that my goal for 2016 is to deliver more work via this site. 2015 was a year of very productive creative output. There were easily 25 new stories that have been drafted, with several of them having potential to be growing into bigger things.
Right now, I am most excited by this new long-form story I'm calling The Assassin's Table. It's a story of classic revenge and intrigue that I think has some serious potential. It began with a vignette, and it just keeps going, keeps growing. Mostly, it's been a ton of fun to let this happen.
Right now it is far from perfect, and I'm eager to share what I have so far. So coming in 2016, you can mark your calendars to keep visiting the site, because I'm going to start serializing this story throughout the year.
For those of you who have been fans of the tales of the USAS Mullen, not to worry. There's more of that insanity coming, too.
Finally, dear visitors, please check in with the contact sheet or post on the blog. If you like this work and want to help, I cannot begin to tell you how much your comments and encouragement keep the energy and excitement of the creative process alive.
Thanks for checking in and like I said, look for lots of crazinees here in 2016!