We already live in City-State. City-State is basically Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New Wold” on meth. Think about it. People don’t need to ban books. We don’t read. We get spoon-fed reality TV and viral videos. No one needs to cover up the truth. We all basically ignore it anyway. When someone says something controversial, we … More City-State: 101
What criteria do you keep when deciding whether a villain deserves to die? Is it “just cuz?” You know, he’s the bad guy? Der! Or is there more to it? Kaisy and I were discussing this today. My criteria: Basically, if the villain is irredeemable, has done truly evil acts, and acts and thinks in … More To Kill a Villain
Well. This whole adventure began back in 2012. The novel was written as a stand alone book. Along the way, this blog was born and a multitude of short stories were begotten. Next thing we knew, we had a wonderful anthology of short stories all rooted in this fantastical dystopian universe. From feral humans, sophisticated … More The Novel
Chapter One: The S-Classer of the novel, StarChild, has been converted into a beautiful word cloud via worditout.com. As Jeremy endures the aircab driver’s crazy maneuvers through the skies of Layer Seven, he envisions his new career as a wonderful, thrilling life changing event. And yes, Jeremy’s life will change.
Hello! I hope everyone is having a great day! Our chapter by chapter release of the novel StarChild continues with Chapter Five: The After(math) Party. Read Chapter Five HERE. Be a part of the luxurious after party celebrating the passing of the S-Amendment to the StarChild Act. Even though the Senate hearing was a little manipulative … More StarChild – Part I – Chapter Five: The Aftermath Party
Self-publishing – why are there so many rules? Look, the perk to being an indie author is having total control of creativity, deadlines, and event planning. But as I read author interviews, blog posts, and other internet fodder, I have noticed that there are a few specific “rules” that writers “must” follow. No, I refuse … More Oh, These Silly, Senseless Rules!
City-State ventured into the cold, blistery winter weather on Saturday. I arrived at MacDaddy’s Winter Fest in Cape Carteret, North Carolina. I was joined by two additional authors: Dave Atwell and Chrissy Lessey. Dave is the author of Rotting Frontier, and Chrissy is the author of The Coven. Both Dave and … More City-State Stays Warm and Cozy at Winter Fest