Release Day

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Buy it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Powell’s or Indiebound. As I write this, snow is accumulating on my hipster Brooklyn fire escape at the rate of three inches/hour. The news, in their usual fit of hysteria and hyperbole, is calling this the worst blizzard in city history. Whether or not that’s true, you can’t argue with the fact that it’s snowing like a motherfucker out there. There’s an explanation for this. You see, tomorrow is official release date of my latest novel, GEMINI CELL. I’m not a particularly smart guy. In fact, I’d go so far as to say I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. How dull exactly? Flip that switch and turn out the lights. I’ll just sit here drooling in the dark until someone comes along and turns ‘em back on. You might think it unlikely that a guy with my particular brand of intellectual limitation would ever be a published author, and you’d be…

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Imaginary Friends

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I’m off to Confusion tomorrow, with some hot-of-the-press copies of my new novel, GEMINI CELL, which just arrived in the mail today. I’ll be moderating the Dumb Questions panel Friday night at 5PM, and I’ll be giving away a copy as a prize for the dumbest question of all. Don’t fail me, folks. But for now, I’m sitting here listening to the voices of Oscar Britton, Simon Truelove, Jan Thorsson (callsign – Harlequin), and Grace Lyons, who many of you know as Scylla. I’m not listening to a single reader sounding out their lines. I’m listening to an ensemble cast of trained actors who have done the necessary study of the character, and put in the time to bring their personality out through their words. All of this is accompanied by movie quality sound-effects and a background score to set the mood. Graphic Audio has finally released their audio drama production of CONTROL POINT. The press release is here. They’ll…

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The Hebdo Murders: Military Bearing vs. Macho Bullshit

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In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo murders, I’ve been getting a lot of email from my friends and colleagues. The messages are mixed, but there’s an overwhelming theme of righteous wrath, of the need to puff up and strike out to show . . . I don’t who, when you consider that the perpetrators are now all dead save one, that they can’t do this to . . . us (whoever us is). It bugs me that I might strike people as the kind of guy who would agree with that sentiment, so I wanted to do some public exploration of how I feel about this. I’ve written before about how I feel about violence, and on the consequences of killing. Both are things I take very seriously. Since I was a small boy, being a “warrior” has been a major component of my self-image. I grew up in a less enlightened age of rigorous gender policing, and for…

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Gemini Cell ARC Giveaway contest winners!

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Hey all, Been a busy few weeks. After completing a first draft of JAVELIN RAIN, I’ve gone into creative recharge mode, and have been spending my evenings reading comics. Now, lest you go thinking I’m actually having any fun here, you should keep in mind that I read comics the way a boxer watches his opponent’s fight videos. I will admit to taking some enjoyment from the practice, but what I’m really doing to stocking my mental larder for future forays into the creative wasteland. Sheesh. Talk about overwriting. Anyway! I also have chosen my winners for the Gemini Cell ARC Giveaway contest. I got a ton of fantastic entries, running the gamut from wistful to authentic looking to downright breathtaking. I wish I had enough ARCs to give one to everyone, but military life is all about making hard calls. Here are my three winners (in no particular order): 1.) Herne, for his *awesome* Gemini Cell logo. I love…

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GEMINI CELL Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) Giveaway Contest!

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Hey all, Those of you who follow me on social media are well aware that my 4th novel, GEMINI CELL, will be published by Ace/Roc (Penguin Random House) on January 27th, 2015. I’m really excited about this one. It’s my most ambitious work to date, with strong romance elements, blistering action, and what I hope you’ll agree is a new spin on zombie fiction. GEMINI CELL is set in the SHADOW OPS universe, but takes place many years before the first novel in the trilogy, CONTROL POINT. The goal here is to give readers a book that they can really get into without having read any of my other books. GEMINI CELL stands completely alone, but there is enough of the familiar to appeal to fans of the original series. But it is new ground, and that means a new military unit with new magic, and that’s where you come in. The appendix to BREACH ZONE contains the school insignia…

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