Monday Musings – Anti-gravity

Well, look at this! A Monday Musings on a Tuesday! I do apologize for that, science fiction fans. Life has been hectic recently, and I’m still working to get a handle on it all. Anyway, welcome to this week’s episode of Monday Musings, where I’ll be talking about a technology near and dear to my heart – anti-gravity! I confess that my vision of what anti-gravity should be comes from movies. From the flying skateboard in Back to the Future II, to the flying cars in Fifth Element, even the flying windsurfer in Treasure Planet, I have been enamored with the idea of leaving terra firma firmly behind without the assistance of the brilliant Bernoulli Principle. Jump past the break to explore this idea with me some more!

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And Now for Something Completely Different

Introducing The Chronicles of Threa, Book 1: Hunting Gatherers

Tired of robots, swords, and desolation? You’re in luck! I’m currently hard at work editing my second novel, which is the first book in a brand-new series set on the world of Threa, which is a planet lush with all kinds of life. Jump past the break to read a short blurb introducing the concept and world. Also, congratulations to Janet Cormack for suggesting the winning subtitle in the recent Titillating Title Contest!

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Friday Book Review – “Rose’s Garden and the Sea” by Jackie McCarthy

Happy Friday, bibliophiles! I’ve recently signed up to be a reviewer for the amazing Kindle Book Review. Click Here to check out their site and see what they’re up to. I finally finished my first book for them: an enchanting fantasy novel titled The Rose’s Garden and the Sea by up-and-coming author Jackie McCarthy. Click Here to link directly to the review and let me know what you think! 😀

Another Midweek Muse in the bag!

This week’s Midweek Muse episode is finally out! Sign Up to see what all the fuss is about! This week, the Tantalizing Titillating Title Contest is in full swing, and available only to subscribers. If you don’t know what that is, never fear! Click Here to see the announcement, and read the synopsis for my brand new novel!

But that’s not all! Sign Up now and you can enjoy another exclusive excerpt from my latest novel, which I hope to release next month. If you don’t, I’ll still be your friend, but you’ll really miss out on a lot of awesome stuff!

Monday Musings: Artificial Intelligence

Happy Monday all, and welcome to another episode of Monday Musings! This is a weekly event in which I talk about the technology I use in my books and how they relate to the real world. This week, I’d like to talk about one of my personal obsessions: Artificial Intelligence. As usual, we need to spend a little time defining our terms. When most authors say “Artificial Intelligence,” they’re talking about fully autonomous, artificial personalities like those in I, Robot (along with others by Azimov), the droids in Star Wars, SkyNet, the house and deputy in Eureka, and my characters “Miranda” and “George” in Steel Souls, Book 1: Life in the Machine. In “reality,” Artificial Intelligence is a pretty broad term covering anything that can be considered “intelligent software and machines.” These can range from the path-finding algorithms found in most GPS devices, to human-interaction software like Siri and Google Now, to the algorithms which govern how computer characters respond in Massively Multiplayer games like World of Warcraft, WildStar, and Firefall. Let’s jump past the break to explore this fascinating science some more!

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The Titillating Title Contest Tiptoes Toward a Tantalizing Terminus!

Happy Monday, everyone! In case you missed the original announcement for my first ever contest, I’m excited to announce that the contest is actually swiftly moving toward its conclusion. You only have a couple of days left to read the synopsis for my brand new novel and come up with a fun title for it. I can’t wait to see what all you creative types come up with! Follow the steps below to enter for a chance to win two amazing prizes! Jump past the break to read the synopsis.

  1. Click Here to sign up for the newsletter. Not only will you be eligible for this and all future contests, but you will also receive  content regarding my current and upcoming work that you cannot get anywhere else!
  2. Your “Welcome” email will include a Super-Secret Link to the contest page.
  3. Read the novel synopsis.
  4. Leave a Reply on the contest page with a Fun, Exciting, Descriptive Book Title.
  5. . . . .
  6. PROFIT!

And what kind of profit can you expect from this fantastic contest? I will personally review all the entries and choose the one which is most most exciting, most unique, and best describes the world I’ve imagined. The winner will receive these two exciting prizes:

  1. Actual, visible credit for the title of the book. Wanna get published? This is the next best thing!
  2. Free Copy of the book when it releases!

So, what are you waiting for? This opportunity will only be available for a week – until Sept. 25th. So Share this with your friends, Submit a title, and let’s have some fun!

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Midweek Muse is Here!

The newest Midweek Muse episode has hit the shelves, and boy you are missing out if you don’t Sign Up! This week, we have the Tantalizing Titillating Title Contest available only to subscribers. If you don’t know what that is, never fear! Click Here to see the announcement, and read the synopsis for my brand new novel!

But that’s not all! Sign Up now and read an exclusive excerpt from my latest novel, which I hope to release next month. If you don’t, I’ll still be your friend, but you’ll really miss out on a lot of awesome stuff!