Feeling Overwhelmed? Think of This Guy…

Mark Watney ain't got nothing on Opportunity. His 90 day mission is going on the sixteenth year. Sixteen years. That's sixty four times the intended life expectancy. Over that time he's sampled soil, sent back 225,000 breathtaking pictures, traveled 28 miles, and clawed his crippled, blinded way out of trenches with one arthritic arm and … Continue reading Feeling Overwhelmed? Think of This Guy…

What If…I Could Write Faster?

What if I could write faster? I've talked about this often, but I always feel the need to explain how I'm not the guy who cranks out a book every month. I'm barely the guy who cranks out a book every six months. Current conventional book marketing wisdom says the more frequently you release the … Continue reading What If…I Could Write Faster?

Not a Van Down by the River, but It’ll Do

Two years ago, my family decided to turn our lives upside down. We'd been living in suburban bliss for thirteen years. But somewhere along the way that bliss became an anesthesia. I'm restless by nature (see my resume...) but not impulsive. Every new direction I've pursued has been made with careful consideration and often for … Continue reading Not a Van Down by the River, but It’ll Do

New and Improved! Less Corporate Skimming!

As always, I've been wrestling with how to approach the online side of this author gig. Lately, the eBook market has undergone a fundamental shift. Most of these changes I've been watching approach like a distant train. All of them make me uncomfortable as an individual creative professional trying to make a living. Amazon seems … Continue reading New and Improved! Less Corporate Skimming!

Chat With Russ Linton This Weekend – Plus Superhero Stories!

Want to talk fantasy with me? This weekend myself and twenty other fantasy authors will be taking over Kevin Potter's Facebook Page. We've formed a fellowship of sorts. Originally, there were nineteen of us with works forged by elven smiths. Naturally, a twentieth (ahem) had to come along and try to take over. I'm going to have to … Continue reading Chat With Russ Linton This Weekend – Plus Superhero Stories!

Subverting Genres One Bug at a Time

One thing I hoped to do with the saga was subvert the normal genre conventions like with my Crimson Son Universe superhero series. Tweak those expectations traditional publishers have drilled into you. It's a risk for sure, but I wouldn't be publishing independently if I wasn't willing to take them.

Wake of Alshasra’a has launched!

Now available at Amazon and all other major retailers! We're up and running with the Wake of Alshasra'a launch and I wanted to share some of the wonderful reviews that have shown up on the web or landed in my inbox (please, feel free to share these far and wide!) This author has sketched out … Continue reading Wake of Alshasra’a has launched!