Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Good new, bad news.
My short story "Moondance" has now posted on Crimson Streets! You can click here and read it now!
Bad news is that the editors have informed me that the illustrator that was supposed to do the artwork to go with my story didn't follow through. Very disappointing, as I was looking forward to seeing what they came up with...
Oh well. The story's still there! It's a fun little Halloween-style tale. Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The first installment of my Tarnish Trilogy, The Quest, is now on sale for $0.99 through the end of April.
Click these for quick links to Amazon, B&N, and just about everywhere else.
You can also get the whole shebang in one volume--Tarnish, the Complete Trilogy Edition--as an ebook, paperback, or audiobook. (And it's ultimately cheaper that way.)
Here's quick links for the complete Tarnish on Amazon, B&N, and just about everywhere else.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Check out the CyberCon Cover Wars by following this link. You get to pick which book covers you think are the the most striking, beautiful, and best! Just follow this link:
(And if you happen to pick one of mine, so much the better...)
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Just a quick news flash: I'll be participating in the Yokosuka Base Local Artists Showcase this Saturday, March 12, at the Red Brick Area outside the Commissary.
Along with other local artists and small business owners, I'll be signing and selling books, paperback and electronic, at discounted prices. So if you're on base, stop by!
(Couldn't find a good image for this, so... broken pencil.)
Friday, March 4, 2016
It's been a good 1.5 years since I indulged in ye ole Warhammer 40K hobby. (With my schedule, it's either hobby or writing, not both, which is why I managed to get a lot more writing done last year.) Yesterday I got out of work early, it was a sunny, warm day, and I decided that I was going to camp outside and do some painting, damn it!
And I did so using my new painting philosophy, which is: keep it simple, stupid! If I ever want to get even half of the irresponsible horde of models I own painted one day, I'll have to keep each one pretty simple. That means relying heavily on washes and dry brushing for details, and keeping the perfectionist in me at bay. Overall, I'm pretty darn happy with this guy.
I usually paint the first one by him- or herself to figure out the scheme, and then I can paint more than one at a time once the design it determined. So hopefully, completing my squad won't be far behind. There's only 3 more models, after all.
You might notice that these are not the Craftworld Dark Reapers you are used to. The "new" (at that time) Dark Eldar models are just so much cooler than the old Craftworld ones, that I decided to build a lot of my aspect warriors using DE kits. That's my "Black Phoenix" Craftworld, and these badass aspect warriors are no exception.
They are basically DE Warrior bodies with WH Fantasy dark elf masked heads. I also added a DE accessory behind the head to act as "reaper range-finding" gear. The weapon, I believe, is a DE dark lance. To me, the Reaper Launchers are not mini-missiles but quick-fire railguns. Each time they pull the trigger, two very thin, javelin-like munitions are magnetically fired in rapid succession. The poor targets at the other side are dead before they even hear the report of the gun.
I don't know when I will get another tiny pocket universe of time to paint more, but this was sure nice. And I completed him in only an hour and half, which is pretty good for me, especially being rusty and all.
And here are links to blog posts when I first built these reapers TWO YEARS AGO:
— Exarch (which I'm not sure I like anymore — may just use the female model for the exarch)