LitRPG reviews Ghosts of Cortanis

LitRPG reviews Ghosts of Cortanis

Ramon Mejia’s LitRPG Podcast did a review of Ghosts of Cortanis in his latest episode! I had contacted Ramon just the week previous inquiring about getting Ghosts on his show, and he told me he’d give the book a read. I didn’t expect that it would show up in the very next episode, but there it was!   “The story made me think, which is always a sign of good science fiction in my opinion, and good storytelling. …It’s an[…]

Village Books Signing

Village Books Signing

I didn’t want to get too far ahead of myself this week without posting about the event held at Village Books a couple weekends ago. My good friend, editor, and fellow author Adria Waters and I held a joint book signing on August 5, which was a lot of fun. Adria did a fantastic job putting together two gift baskets to give away, one for her readers and one for mine. The Cortanis basket included a copy of Ghosts, a[…]

Launch!

Launch!

It’s been an incredible week! Yes, that’s my Naomi, sitting right there at #4 on the Amazon Best Sellers list for Science Fiction TV, Movie & Game Tie-In. This screenshot doesn’t show it, but Ghosts was situated there along with The Martian by Andy Weir, Ernest Cline’s latest book Armada, and the venerable The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Further down the list you get to such estimable books such as Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers, and no[…]

Unbound 2017

Unbound 2017

I know it’s been a few months, but I did manage to put together a slideshow for the Unbound 2017 event. Very special thanks are due to Kerri Lotven, my friend and colleague, who agreed to come out that day and shoot lots of great photography of my friends and me at the event. The experience was a very positive one for me. This was the first time I came out and presented my writing to the public, at a[…]

Soldier of Cortanis

Soldier of Cortanis

It’s a little late, I realize, but the final volume of the Cortanis Trilogy is complete, published and available now in paperback and Kindle ebook formats. Apologies for taking so long to announce officially. It actually went up on Amazon a few weeks ago, a short while before the Unbound Book Festival. Preparing for the festival took a lot of my time and energy, and I barely had time just to update the graphics on the site and add the[…]

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

I’d be lying if I said that Ghost in the Shell wasn’t a major influence on the Cortanis books. Anyone who’s a fan of GITS, and understands what a “ghost” is in that context, understands the significance of the “ghosts” in Cortanis. Further, the appearance and demeanor of Vanda was very much inspired by the Major, so it’s pretty exciting to see GITS realized as a live-action film for the first time. I still have some reservations about the casting[…]

Book 3 Update

Book 3 Update

The third book of the Cortanis Trilogy, Soldier of Cortanis, is finally in completed first draft form. I finished the draft this past weekend, and this week I’m giving it an editing pass before handing it over to my editor for its first review. Hopefully Adria can find time to turn it around to me in a few weeks, after which time I’ll do another round of editing before sending it out to my beta readers. Assuming she doesn’t find[…]

Village Books

Village Books

The first two Cortanis books are now available for sale at Village Books in Columbia! This is pretty exciting for me. It’s every author’s dream to see one’s work sitting spine by spine with other great books on shelves at a bookstore. Becky Asher is wonderful to work with; clearly she loves books and wants to support local authors as best she can. I had a great visit with her this week and am very grateful she not only agreed[…]

Paperbacks

Paperbacks

The paperback versions of both books are now available on Amazon.com! Ghosts is here, and Demons is here. If you don’t have a Kindle, or just prefer having a real book in your hand to read, now you can start in on Naomi’s story. I’d really appreciate reviews on Amazon. If you read either of the books and enjoyed them, please do me the favor of leaving a brief review on one or both of the books. As a new[…]

Books 1 and 2 are up

Books 1 and 2 are up

At long last, after three years of work, I can finally make the announcement I’ve been waiting to make since, I don’t know, high school. My first novels are available for purchase to the world. Ghosts is here and Demons is here. I’d love for you to meet Naomi & Vanda, LEM, Jon and the rest of these characters that have been living in my head all this time. I’m excited to finally get to share them with you. Ghosts[…]