Thursday, June 30, 2016


My recent move took up so much time I fell behind on writing projects.  I've got to do some revisions on a story about a Yeti in the Wild West and I need to finish one about a cave man who solves crimes.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Over Rover

Well, Leprecon has come and gone. This is an amazingly small con.  Still, was plenty going on and I was on quite a few panels.  More importantly, I made some contacts which may result in future business.  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


I'll be a participant at Leprecon in Phoenix this weekend at the Park Terrace Suites.. My schedule follows.  They're tapping my 19th century knowledge pretty heavily.

  • Flying Saucers of the 19th Century 3:00pm Friday the 24th
    Folks think Roswell was the start of UFO phenomena. Guess Again.
    1 hour in Suite E with David B. Riley and Hal C. F. Astell
  • Autograph Session 1:00pm Saturday the 25th 0.5 hours in Suite E with D.C. Fontana, David B. Riley, and Simon Driscoll
  • Science Fiction and Its Impact on Science Identity 2:00pm Saturday the 24th
    An exploration of how science fiction impacts those who pursue STEM careers.
    1 hour in Suite E with KellyAnn Bonnell, David B. Riley, and Dr. David Williams
  • Advice to the New Author 6:00pm Saturday the 25th
    A panel of authors with varying levels of experience giving advice to those starting out.
    1 hour in Suite E with Ben Woerner, Simon Driscoll, Austin Aslan, and David B. Riley
  • 19th Century Martians 10:30am Sunday the 26th
    Why did large numbers of people in the 19th century believe there was life on Mars? Canals were everywhere. Inventors were receiving radio signals from Mars.
    1 hour in Suite E with David B. Riley and Hal C. F. Astell


    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    New digs

    Word has gotten out that I've just moved into a new (for me) house.  People have been asking what it's like. Well, it's got some walls, a roof, a few windows and it even has a bathroom with a shower in it.

    Sunday, June 19, 2016

    Heat of the Midday Sun

    You can get yourself a book full of hot stories to while your summer away.  Heat of the Midday Sun , is full of sizzling western adventure.

    Friday, June 17, 2016


    Mars is just off its closest point with Earth, as the two planets orbit the sun.  That's when they would most likely invade us--and we them.  It would also be when they're most likely to spy on us, simply because they're closer.  So, if that guy in the park reading the paper doesn't look quite human, he;s probably not.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    rootin tootin

    I was sitting in the food court of Costco yesterday afternoon.  I kept noticing people walking by me who were farting--a lot of them.  I don't believe it had anything to do with Costco, save perhaps the long distance to the restrooms.  Farting, in public is considered uncouth.  Now I myself went thorough a phase where I farted in public elevators. But, to just blast away, oblivious to the nearby folks trying to enjoy their hot dogs seems a bit uncultured.  Maybe it's a trend for something new. 

    Saturday, June 11, 2016

    caught up

    Nearly caught up. Caught up? On what?
    Well, the  contracts for Story Emporium.  I got a little bit behind with my move and all.  I sure hope millions of people fall under a trance and wander around ordering copies.  That would be really cool.

    Friday, June 10, 2016

    A long road out west

    Finally, my life is starting to feel a little more ordinary.  Had a rough time selling my house and moving.  It can be a very stressful experience.  I've now made the move and found a new place in Tucson, Arizona. After 13 years of long cold winters and astonishingly expensive housing, I packed it in and left Colorado.  Most everyone who I told I was moving said the same thing: "It's hot down there."  I know it's hot down here.  I've been here many times.  

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    Hearing voices

    Ever have dreams where you're hearing voices, then you wake up and you're convinced someone was talking, but no one is there?  That's happened to me twice this week.  Kind of creepy.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Boy Howdy

    Moving and selling a house is about twice as much as it possibly can be.  Well it's all over for now.  I was so relived when I got the confirmation we'd closed.  No more mortgage payments.  Yay!

    Well, it's a big change. I've moved from the mountains of Colorado to Tucson, Arizona.