Wow. Just, wow. We got a breather after taking down Villains Inc. Sort of, or a chance to change to a slow dance anyway. I missed Jacky, but the new members fitted in nicely even if sometimes I thought Watchman was trying to kill me. While peace didn’t exactly descend on our great metropolis, we … More A Light On The Horizon
On Wednesday, April 10th, Wearing the Cape will be available for free download from Amazon.com. So if you enjoyed the book and would like to help promote it, post this on Facebook, tweet it, etc. I would love to give a thousand copies away! On other news, I will be manning a table sponsored by … More Wearing the Cape Giveaway!
Sale days are becoming a venerable tradition for Amazon.com, and for all of June 10th Wearing the Cape will be available to buyers for $.99! This makes Sunday a beautiful day to gift WtC to all of the friends you’ve been telling to read it. Got a book club that shares e-book finds? Make them … More Book Sale: Bring Friends!
July has been a big month for Wearing the Cape, made more interesting by my decision to move from the original $.99 ebook price to $2.99; the decision immediately slashed my sales numbers. Why did I do it? Well, I’d gotten some good reviews, my numbers were rising, and I have a problem with Amazon’s … More Wearing the Cape: July Report
Not so long ago someone asked me if I thought the superhero genre was exhausted, and my response was that I felt it was just getting started. I compared it to the vampire phenomenon, and how the bloodsuckers seemed to have taken a bite out of every genre imaginable. One of them even invaded Wearing … More Red Is The New Black
Almost a couple of months ago now, I promised to talk more about world-building and superheroes–how I arrived at the Post-Event setting Wearing the Cape takes place in. So let’s talk about comic-book history and choices. Where do superpowers come from? In the golden age of superhero comics, the answer was easy: anywhere. You could … More Cosmic Questions
Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson were serious writers of serious sci-fi, so I’ve always wondered if somebody lost a bet, or if they just got way too drunk at a convention and talked each other into it. The result was perhaps the funnest alien race ever. Picture teddy bears. Inhumanly tough and strong teddy … More Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery.
Silverlock is not so much a lost book as one that is constantly being rediscovered. John Meyers Meyers wrote it back in 1949, so this is a fantasy untouched by JRR Tolkien’s genre-redefining work. But it’s been touched by everything else. Like Robinson Crusoe, Silverlock opens with a shipwreck. The wrecked ship is the Naglafar–named … More Adventures in the Commonwealth.
Writing Wearing the Cape has been, to quote the great Bill and Ted, “a most excellent adventure.” The plot came together two years ago, scene drafts followed, and last year I threw myself into it with a goal of finishing a publishable draft and commencing the Great Agent Hunt in July. I “finished” the book … More Wearing the Cape becomes YWO bestseller!