FREEDOM!

In the spirit of the Kenda, Josh and I have freed the ebook version of Warpworld Vol. 1 from the shackles of price tyranny! You heard that right, all ebook versions of the first book in the series, Warpworld, are now free! If you’ve been waiting to dip your toes into the warpy water, go ahead and dive in (watch out for drexla, though), it’s free! If you have a friend you’ve been trying to coerce tempt into reading the first book, it’s free! If you have a paperback copy of the first book but would also like one for…

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Final Storm is Here!

Warpworld Vol. IV, Final Storm is…out, published, launched, ready to read, done like dinner, and looking for a few good readers! Do you have any idea how long we’ve been waiting to say that? Well, I guess you do. So without further ado, here are all the spots you can get your hands on a copy right now: Amazon (paperback) Amazon (Kindle) Kobo Barnes & Nobel (Nook) iBooks Inktera There are a few more vendors to come and, sorry non-US folks, it will take a bit longer for the paperback to show up on your Amazon site. <insert obligatory Canadian…

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Warpworld Vol. IV Cover Reveal

Remember how I said we’re getting closer to putting book number for out into the world? Thanks to our Super Designer Miguel S. Kilantang Jr. for another stunning cover and to digital artist Islam Farid for the brilliant compass! Monday is now officially our favourite day of the week. Another step closer!

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Really, Seriously, Honestly Almost Ready!

Poking my head in here for a quick status update. The good news is, the manuscript for the fourth book in the Warpworld series is 100% complete! The less-good news is that we still have all those niggly details to take care of, like designing a cover, and formatting the manuscript for print and ebook. But, rest assured, very patient readers, we are hard at work and this past-due installment of Seg and Ama’s saga is this ** close to being out in the world. Oh, and you can expect some other good news and goodies once we are finally…

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On Loss – Loss of Fear

Our final guest has probably heard that old chestnut “I wouldn’t want to meet you in a dark alley”, a lot more than I ever have (and I’ve heard it enough for one lifetime, thank you very much). I had the pleasure of learning about Lisa Gemino’s life and struggles as a female martial artist on the Real Life Superwomen panel at the 2016 Creative Ink Festival, and the even greater pleasure of being an online friend for the past few years. When I read her submission for this series, it knocked the wind out of me. I have been…

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On Loss – You Can’t Go Home

There’s an old superstition that bad things come in threes. Superstitions hang around for a reason. It was 2003 and President George Bush Jr. had declared mission accomplished. I was stationed in a Republican guard base outside of Baghdad, wondering if anyone had told the Iraqis that the war was over. Granted, things had settled down from the initial invasion, there were no more intact Iraqi Army or Republican Guard units in the field opposing us and we went anywhere in Iraq we wanted (well to be fair, we went anywhere we wanted in Iraq even when Saddam’s army was…

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On Loss – Tonsillitis Blues

Of all that we can lose, our life is the most precious. But what if we almost lose it? What if we come close enough to get a glimpse at what the world might be like without us? Today’s guest, Melanie Marttila, talks about a childhood brush with death and the loss that could have been. Tonsillitis is hell. The true infection, the one that leaves your four-year-old self screaming, the monster pain in your ears reaching back into your brain, your throat, latching on with needle-like claws, and shredding. I remember that. I remember trying to lie still on my…

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On Loss – Heartbreaking Transition Eased by Unexpected Gestures of Acceptance

You’ve lost your marriage, your job, and your house, the worst is over, right? Today’s guest blogger, Ceejae Devine, talks about saying goodbye to two special friends amid a whirlwind of loss. I was so sure I’d finally made it. I’d walked away from a terrible marriage with two small kids. I’d gotten through five years of separation arrangements and divorce proceedings, and I’d gotten out of a part-time receptionist position at a Real Estate company where they’d been cutting my hours for months. The new job appeared out of nowhere. It came up in a conversation I had one…

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On Loss – The Ninety Day Cycle People

When today’s guest, David Perlmutter, pitched his idea to me, I confess I was skeptical. Then I read his piece and remembered all the fictional characters and stories whose endings have left me grieving. Loss, I was reminded, can take any form.   In the late 1970s, the underrated and underexposed rhythm and blues music ensemble Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band recorded a song called “Ninety Day Cycle People” for ABC Records. Unusually for the time and the artist, it was a high concept science fiction piece involving an advanced race of human beings capable of…

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On Loss – Footprints on the Grass

Those of you who spent most of your childhood in the same home may know how it feels to revisit that home years later, as an adult. But what if the story is more complicated than that? What if you not only miss your childhood home but also plan to live there again? Today’s guest, Jasmine Georget–one of that treasured group of friends from my own former home–talks about what happened when she tried to reclaim the home she had lost. I came across my childhood home on a realtor’s website. The owner, a friend of a friend, had died…

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