Category Archives: Business

Are Liberals More Educated Than Conservatives? (2016 Election Update)

Four years ago, I analyzed the education levels of those who voted for the Democratic candidate for President and the Republican candidate for President for a total of six Presidential and Midterm elections. In that analysis, I had concluded that  people … Continue reading

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2016 Writing Statistics and Revenue

Many authors in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres track their writing progress and provide a summary of it at the end of each year. For instance, both Nick Mamatas and Martin Shoemaker provide fairly comprehensive years in review that cover what … Continue reading

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“Pinned” Featured in Kasma SF Magazine

My story, “Pinned”, is now live on the Kasma SF Magazine website. Prior to reporting to Fort Knox for the Armor Officer Basic Course (AOBC) as a newly-minted second lieutenant in November 1998, former tankers and cavalrymen had warned me … Continue reading

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“Chasing A.M.I.E.” Featured on The Overcast

I’m happy to announce that a podcast of my story, “Chasing A.M.I.E.” is now live on The Overcast website. This story explores both the promise and peril of automation. Over the last century, the miracle of automation has freed mankind from … Continue reading

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“Tunguska” Published in Kasma SF Magazine

“Tunguska”, my second story to appear on the Kasma SF Magazine website, is now live.

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2015 Writing Statistics and Revenue

Many authors in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres track their writing progress and provide a summary of this progress at the end of each year. For instance, Rahul Kanakia presents an excellent summary of his submissions data, Nick Mamatas provides some great commentary … Continue reading

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“Skin” Featured in Kasma SF Magazine

My flash fiction story, “Skin”, is now live on the Kasma SF Magazine website. The story even has its own illustration, which really brings to life some of the more disturbing aspects of this story.

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“Boomer Hunter” Featured in Grimdark Magazine

I’m excited to report that my short story “Boomer Hunter” is in the current issue of Grimdark Magazine. And yes, the story is about exactly what you think it is. In addition to having grimdark themes, the story is what … Continue reading

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest Update: Second Round

I recently posted that I had entered my first novel in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Today, I am very happy to announce that, based on my pitch, my entry is one of the top 20% of entries to advance … Continue reading

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Why I Entered the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

Recently, I entered my first novel in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, which Amazon has hosted for the past seven years. The contest allows a total of up to 10,000 entries for novels of between 50,000 to 125,000 words in five … Continue reading

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