12
March

Letter from a cadet

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A few months ago, I received a letter from a cadet at one of the United States mil­i­tary acad­e­mies. The cadet was a fan of my work and had met me at a con­ven­tion, and felt com­fort­able enough with me … Con­tinue reading

21
February

Nobody owns the military experience

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My nov­el­ette, Weapons in the Earth, is coming out in John Joseph Adams’ mil­i­tary fan­tasy anthology, OPERATION: ARCANA. It’s a Pris­oner of War (POW) tale, told from the point of view of non-combatants. I was really proud to write it, … Con­tinue reading

9
February

Why I now have a beard

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A short while ago, I “dropped my RCC.” RCC stands for Request Change of Com­po­nent, and “dropped” means, “filed the paper­work.” This ini­ti­ates a transfer of my status from Select Reserve (SELRES — those reservists who are drilling on the week­ends, … Con­tinue reading

7
February

Guest Post: Leanna Renee Hieber’s Top Ten Fashion Ideas for Writers

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Hey all,  I just got the out­line on my new tattoo done today. It was on the inside of my bicep, up into my armpit and over the inside of my elbow. For those of you who’ve been tat­tooed, you … Con­tinue reading

26
January

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 … Con­tinue reading