Dateline: May 2, 2016
"Spring is the time of plans and projects," Tolstoy said, and clearly he was thinking about my overgrown back yard, home to many stray cats and thickets of bamboo. But who can garden when there are so many stories to read and write?
The mail recently brought contributor's copies of The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu, including my story The Cthulhu Navy Wife. It's about a military wife stationed in the city of R'lyeh under the sea, and the horror-filled community around her. Lots of delicious fun to write.
Upcoming appearance: At the end of May I'll be talking at the St. Augustine public library about book covers and the exciting options available for independent authors. If you're in Florida, stop on by...
Recent appearance: Co-writer Stephen D. Covey and I attended Oasis 28 in Orlando and had a great time seeing friends and meeting new (to me) authors. I could listen to Ben Bova talk about science fiction all day. The new (to me) location near UCF is a great site, and I hope we continue there next year. Thanks also to the attendees of the First Page workshop, who brought their work for all to help with.
Finally, in the Cats of Lakewood, stray kitty Sheldon has been eating three cans of food a day, is grooming himself, and visited the vet for antibiotics and steroids ($95). He's sitting by the window snoozing right now. Your support means a lot to all of the abandoned cats I feed - thank you from them and from me.
The end is nearer than we think. The world to come is full of bleak humor, sketchy survivors, and bittersweet nostalgia for what was lost. Indulge your sweet tooth for disaster with this collection of published stories.
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Out of luck and out of money, stranded American pilot Tom Carter desperately wants to go home. On an island floating in space his future hinges on rescuing a runaway sea princess. With the help of a military officer with secrets of her own, Tom just might succeed--or start an interstellar war…
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