The State of the (Warped) World

There is no such thing as a hiatus for Josh and I anymore. Even while Warpworld was getting ready to extrans to the real world, we were hard at work on the second book. Now that that manuscript is off to the copy editor, we paused long enough for some well-earned high-fives, then got right to work on outlining the third book. So, in case you’re wondering where we’re at, the second book is being copy edited, we’re working on things like the cover art and various blurbs, discussing an audio book version of Warpworld, and outlining the third book.…

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Sex Equals Death – The Dangers of Breaking the Rules of Writing

In 1970,  The Five Man Electrical Band belted out the iconic “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Do this don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” Sorry to say, 70’s rockers, things have only gotten worse since then. Rules, they’re everywhere. Art isn’t something we usually associate with rules, but every medium comes with its own set. Anyone remember Scream‘s The Rules of Surviving a Horror Movie? “Sex equals death?” Oh man, I’m dead. Yep, even when being chased by a masked, knife-wielding psychopath, there are rules. My brother, stage name Verbs, is…

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Better Than a Mutated Pony

What childhood gifts do you remember most? For me, it would have been the pony or the science experiment kit I longed for, but of course my parents were not complete lunatics and, thus, never gave me either of those items. I’m sure they had a vision, (a very accurate vision), of collecting their ten-year-old daughter from jail and having to explain the mutated pony and the trail of destruction left along Scott Road, while an exasperated detective held up a set of beakers and vials as evidence. Unknowingly, my mom and dad may have saved quiet, suburban North Delta…

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What if Nobody Loved Alexander?

I don’t consciously model characters on real people very much. I’ve never been particularly comfortable working with characterizations that I haven’t created myself, which is why I’d probably be lousy at licensed fiction for established universes. That said, there are traits that will tend to be attached to people who achieve certain types of success. So when you’re writing a character that’s following a particular path, you’ll find that those traits will tend to follow along with the traits you associate with personalities you’ve studied or envisioned. I’m no historian. I don’t have a library of primary source documents and…

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Welcome to our (Warped) World!

Welcome to the official website for Warpworld, a five-book adventure science fiction series, and our official Warpworld blog, (everything is very official in the world of Josh and Kristene). We’ll be popping on here from time to time with news, giveaways, and random/weird blurts. This is a professional author/novel blog, so you can expect posts about writing, science fiction, and behind-the-scenes Warpworld tidbits – for funny cat photos, you’ll have to track down that other blog Kristene writes or become very good friends with Josh. We like comments, we like questions, we (Kristene) like cupcakes, feel free to leave any…

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