Friday, August 1, 2014

Guest Post: Michael Tinker Pearce Talks Aliens

Today on the blog we have one half of the writing duo of Michael Tinker Pearce and Linda PearceThe couple's second novel, Rage of Angels, a military science-fiction story, is now available on Kindle. Michael stopped by today to talk about fictional alien invasions of Earth, and how they often seem to involve aliens that aren't exactly the brightest bulbs in the galaxy. Read on: 



Earth is maybe the luckiest planet in the cosmos. Sure, we keep getting invaded but the invaders are always, well, stupid.  From the very first alien invasion story, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, the prerequisite for attacking Earth seems to be that you must be dumb. Wells’ Martians had overwhelming technical and military superiority and they steamrolled us. It seemed like the perfect plan… except they forgot to filter their air-supply, caught colds and died.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Update on Book 3 of the Incident Series

I've had a couple of readers email asking me when the final book in the Incident series will release, so here's a quick update:

  1. There's a working title (ta-na!): THE BELLBOTTOM INCIDENT
  2. The book is in the developmental (content) editing stage at the moment.
  3. Depending on how long the editing takes (and obtaining permissions for any quotes I include in the text, cover design, etc) the expected publication date is sometime this winter, that is to say, late 2014 or early 2015. 
Also, this final book in the Incident series may just be my favorite of the three. Just sayin'. Hard to comment further without giving away key plot points, but let's just say Julia and the others get to go to near-time, meet a famous author... and, oh, all sorts of stuff happens.

Stay tuned. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Q & A with Scott James Magner

Today I welcome Scott James Magner to the blog. He's a "writer, editor, designer, developer, and world builder" who has worked on everything from science fiction novels to card games to radio ads. In between all that, he found time to answer a few questions. Read on:



Monday, May 12, 2014

Pics from Uncle Hugo's

My thanks to everyone who came to Uncle Hugo's this past Saturday or preordered books -- I had a great time, met some lovely people, and even got to sign a T-shirt! Here are some pictures:


Uncle Hugo's, and next to it, Uncle Edgar's.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

News This Second Week of May

Finally some nice weather here in the Twin Cities - sixty degrees and (partly, but we'll take it) sunny. The flowers aren't blooming yet, but there's hope.

There are various May promotions going on for my series starter, The Far Time Incident, so if you're in the mood for a time-travel mystery, it's a great time to pick up the audiobook (wonderfully narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal and $6.95 for Audible customers until May 10) or the ebook ($1.99 on Kindle until Memorial Day) or a print copy ($7.99 until May 15 on Amazon). In the UK, both The Far Time Incident and The Runestone Incident are £0.99 on Kindle for all of May.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Meet 47North Author Melissa F. Olson

Today I welcome fellow 47North author Melissa F. Olson to the blog! Melissa writes urban fantasy -- her short story Sell-By Date, an introduction to her Scarlett Bernard series, releases today. Read on:




Neve: Tell me about your books, Melissa – what drew you to writing an urban fantasy series?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Order a Personalized Copy of My Books

Uncle Hugo's is a science fiction bookstore here in Minneapolis. They've just celebrated their 40th anniversary, which makes Uncle Hugo's the "oldest independent science fiction bookstore" in the U.S.! Needless to say, forty years is a long time to be in business, especially in the publishing business, so a big congrats to Don Blyly--you can read his take on How's Business? in this store newsletter. The store is next door to its mystery twin, Uncle Edgar's, and is packed from floor to ceiling with new and used books. It's an excellent place to find out-of-print and vintage books.

Uncle Hugo's is also the one place you can get signed copies of my books (unless you run into me somewhere). They do ship, so you don't have to come by in person.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Runestone Incident Release Day!

It's finally here -- release day for The Runestone Incident! This is the second book in the Incident series (and my third book in all). You might think that the long wait between the final proofs (mid-October) and release day (today!) would get easier with each successive book… but it doesn't.

Friday, December 27, 2013

I'm Giving Away Advance Copies of The Runestone Incident

Hope everyone is having a merry and relaxing holiday season. Look what landed on my doorstep, like a Christmas present from my publisher -- the advance copies of The Runestone Incident (Book 2 of the Incident series)!

Here are the ARCs, looking all snug in their box:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kate Danley: Writer, Actor, Playwright

I'm very pleased to welcome Kate Danley to the blog today. She's a USA Today bestselling author, an actor, and a playwright. She shares sage advice about the business of publishing, including why being a writer can be easier than being an actor. Read on: 



Kate, tell me about Queen Mab.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Author Fair this Saturday

Just a quick reminder that I will be at the at the Galaxie Library in Apple Valley this Saturday (November 16), from 1-4 pm. It's an author fair, so if you have some free time on what promises to be a gray autumn weekend, drop by to say hello or get a book signed or enter the book raffle. There will be a guest speaker, Lorna Landvik, and four free Loft workshops to choose from: Writing Children's Books, Novel Writing, Writing & Illustrating Children's Books, and So You Want to Find an Agent. More information can be found hereHope to see you there!