First off, an important update on CROSSTITCH ALPHA THE “7” BOOK ONE: ENVY. Due to the fact one of the crew came down with COVID-19 the entire schedule went to heck. While they’ll be fine, we had to shut down the Kickstarter for now. There was simply no way to fulfill any of our obligations. Hopefully we’ll be back and running again in a few weeks. I’ll keep you posted.

Until then, here’s a fun reminder to wear a freaking mask.

Now, to the fun stuff. Since we chatted last I have been a busy McSciFi. My article about World Building was published by No Wasted Ink. If you ever wanted to learn how to make Toledo interesting, this is the article for you.

My other article, about basic marketing and developing your brand, was published by Writers Co-Op. It’s a whimsical look at common mistakes creatives make when they’re starting out. Or have been making for years and no one sent them a memo. Think of it as my way of putting the fun back in fundamentals. Either way, it’s helpful.

Something else that’s helpful was finding out about a third of you can not see embedded videos. All you see is an ugly X which is not useful. However, also learning links posed no problems at all means I’ll quit trying to be so darn fancy and just use links from now on.

And this is good knowledge to have today as I spent last weekend at The Book Fest on a variety of video panels and events.

First up, on Saturday, the lovely and talented A.G. Billig took time out of her busy day to interview me, and the results were just AWE-SUM! All you have to do is CLICK HERE for fifteen minutes of your life you won’t want back.

Then, on Sunday, I headed up a panel on world building with the delightful title “The World Sucks, Let’s Build a New One – Imagining Tomorrow’s World Today.” All you have to do is CLICK HERE to enjoy the international panel of authors pretending to think I know something. Actually, in all honesty, it was  a great panel. We covered some serious ground and had tons of fun.


Did you ever wonder what would happen if I was suffering writer’s block, binging on some Archie cartoons, and suddenly was struck by my muse?


That’s okay, you’re going to find out anyway. 

I ended up writing a fun missive entitled FUN TIMES AT THE APOCALYPSE A GO-GO.  Which I desperately wanted to keep unsullied by commercial sale until it could appear in my collection of shorts I’ve been working on. In a stunning example of first world author problems, two hours after I’d announced it existed it was bought by Sci-Fi Lampoon Magazine

Since I’ve piqued your interest, you should CLICK HERE to watch me read an excerpt. One gentle caveat, since my muse is snarky, it’s NSFW as hell. 

More below.

Another quick reminder that each of these titles has new issues in the works. Click on any link to wallow in the awesomeness of it all.

Hadithi Sambamba Comix
A man, his mom, and her lover have to save the multiverse. No one said this shit would be easy. The perfect series for those who think quantum physics isn’t sexy, or violent, enough. One story, five Earths, twelve issues. Art by Leslie Tejlor.

Dr. Strangefate Publishing /Hadithi Sambamba Comix
Set in the distant future, Hybrid Zero is the story of a human/alien fusion and her strange family. They live in an era where sexuality, in all its joyful panoply, is lauded and violence is taboo. This group of aristocratic soldiers must face down their own petty, in the grand scheme of things, problems and stop a trans-dimensional creature before it destroys the universe. Or not. You know how things can get sometimes.

Dr. Strangefate Publishing / Hadithi Sambamba Comix
In a far future the universe has taken many unusual turns. Genetic manipulation has led to many unforeseen consequences. One is, after Earth had been destroyed, a group of rich investors rebuilt it to be an amusement park like nothing you’ve ever seen. Complete with sex forests and dino clones. 

Dr. Strangefate Publishing / Hadithi Sambamba Comix
She’s a ninety-six year old dead chick whose spirit is in a new dimension where she’s now a young woman with mystical powers who lives with a chain smoking, hard drinking, MIT educated, prostitute who’s also a master craftsperson who creates all sorts of wonderful things to help keep Cassandra alive. Or whatever it is she is. 

Hadithi Sambamba Comix
Those meddlesome kids are all grown up. A savage satire featuring the work of the 2019 Glyph Nominated artist, Maku Tellez, this is the comic that will ruin your childhood and make your day. Scooby Dooby Don’t!

Hadithi Sambamba Comix
A woman trapped inside a man, a god trapped inside a human. Part of the Independent Creators Connection (ICC) ring anthology. Each character, created by different artists, has an elemental force controlled by a ring. They will try to stay alive as a dark menace hunts them down and tries and steal their powers. Art by SBRii a/k/a ghoulbeanz..

Dren Productions, LLC
My take on The Oval Portrait has been included in a collection of sci-fi reimaginings of the works of Edgar Allan Poe featuring graphic artists who’ve worked on comics for Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man and many more. It’s a really cool project and I’m honored to be a part of it.

More below.

On a final note, while it was The Brittle Riders which earned me a seat at the LA based events I’ve digitally attended this year, it was SPLICE: HIT BIT TECHNOLOGY that caused the most, positive, gossip. And, let’s be frank, if you’re at an event where some of the authors have sold millions of books, and people are still talking about you, you’re doing something right.

If you haven’t already, click the titles to get your copies today.

Until next week stay safe, sane, and inside.