Winter is Coming

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Hey all,

It just snowed here in northern BC, and we’re getting another half foot over the next day and a half. I hope everyone else is staying reasonably warm, because it’s pretty cold here at the moment.

I just received my last quarter’s royalty statements, and All the King’s Men is on a roll! Sales are up 25% from last quarter. I’m glad readers appear to like this one.

The next highest by number of sales is Rangers over Regulus. This one is an older one that I actually wrote in 2012!

Rangers over Regulus cover JMS Books

In 2012 I lived in Vancouver, BC, and lived with a friend in a big apartment that was right underneath the regular route that planes took flying into Van International Airport. I decided that I was going to compete in the annual NaNoWriMo writing competition that year. The challenge is to write 50 000 words in 30 days. I won that time around, but not without some panic ensuing in the last few days. I wrote 15000 words on the last day in order to win, and for the life of me couldn’t remember what I wrote in order to finish.

This story is about a cowboy vampire in space. I know, it sounds weird when you put it that way, but it’s a fun story nevertheless. I think this story has some serious Firefly vibes.

Crew of Firefly

For those of you who have never watched this series, first of all – watch it! It’s so good. Second of all, it’s basically a space western and has a sort of frontiers-of-space thing going on. It’s an interesting series, and some of my inspiration for my original characters came from the characters off of Firefly.

Anyway, this book had the underwhelming distinction of being 5th runner up in the 2014 Rainbow Awards competition (I checked, my name is no longer up on the website, but it was there under the Gay/Futuristic Sci-Fi category).

While it may be something of an old novel now, it still holds a special place in my heart. It found a new home at JMS Books, and I hope, new readers!

As always, thanks for listening to me ramble!

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