The words “five years” always make me think of the opening track on David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album: News had just come overWe had five years left to cry inNews guy wept and told usEarth was really dying… – from “Five Years”, by David Bowie Apocalyptic lyrics seem especially appropriate when I say that five … More Celebrate Five Years of “Syzygy” with a New Edition and a Free Prequel
After a long publishing hiatus, I just released a new novel! My sci-fi mystery Beat In Her Blood is now available in ebook and paperback formats. This novel challenged me in a lot of ways. It was my first project aimed at adult audiences, my first foray into the mystery genre, and a personal exploration … More “Beat In Her Blood” Unbowed: A Cross-Genre Novel’s Path to Publication
When I studied screenwriting in university, I wrote a full-length science fiction screenplay set entirely in a tiny quarantine facility. Why? After several projects indulging myself in alien planets or neon-soaked futuristic cities, I wanted to remove the genre crutch of elaborate settings. Caitlin Starling’s novel The Luminous Dead hooked me on that premise. The … More Review: “The Luminous Dead”, by Caitlin Starling
*NO SPOILERS* Back in 2019, I wrote a science fiction mystery novel set in near-future Baltimore. Fusing cyberpunk with classic noir, I fancied myself quite literary for weaving in allusions to the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. But I ultimately shelved the project because beneath the flooded streets and flickering neon, the story lacked … More Movie Review: Reminiscence
There’s less fiction than I thought in my upcoming novel about the health impact of climate change: yesterday the American Medical Association (AMA) declared climate change a public health crisis. “The scientific evidence is clear – our patients are already facing adverse health effects associated with climate change, from heat-related injuries, vector-borne diseases and air … More Sick of Climate Change: AMA (and Cli-Fi Writers) Declare Public Health Crisis
This month marks four years since I released the omnibus edition of my Syzygy novella series. Although a book’s birthday makes me smile like a nostalgic parent, this particular milestone is bittersweet, because I haven’t published anything since. What kind of indie author goes that long without a new title on the market?! One with … More The Mystery of the Medical Muse, Solved (With A New Novel)!