Learning Puppet 4 is complete, now for some fiction!

by on Mar.26, 2016, under News, Publications

Learning Puppet 4

As I’m sure you saw through my other sites, Learning Puppet 4 has gone to final production.

The online version is already available, and the dead tree version will start shipping next week.

After three technical non-fiction books in 4 years, I’m going to focus on fiction for a while. I had always intended to do both, but that didn’t work out as intended. I’ve learned a lot about working more effectively, and more supportive methods of procrastination. It’s time to indulge my creative brain again.

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My first technical book has been published.

by on Mar.30, 2013, under News, Publications

In addition to my fiction I also work on technical publications. My first technical book was published by Packt Publishing this last week.

Details about the book can be found on my technical website at Instant Puppet 3 Starter.

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Children of Another Star

by on Jul.12, 2012, under Publications

Children of Another Star is a story I first conceived of in late 2008, but got lost on just how it ended. It all came clear to me in July of 2009 while I was visiting a friend’s parents in Reno, and I stayed up until dawn writing it all down.

The story involves an irish settlement ship that arrives at their destination planet to find it has since been inhabited. The settlers have some unexpected cargo on their ship, and the story evolves as we learn more.

This story originally showed a lot of my early-writer mistakes, and has undergone a lot of revisions before I finished it. The success of my changes was borne out with an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest in Q1 2012.

I currently have the story submitted to a market. I’ll post more soon about where you can read it.

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Reality Fails

by on Oct.22, 2011, under Publications

This piece of flash was published by Every Day Fiction:

I actually wrote this piece on demand. It has a funny origination story.

I arrived early at a Loscon panel to overhear the panelists concerned about a misprint in the program book. The panel was supposed to be about the panelists reviewing work submitted by the audience, much like a mini-Clarion workshop or Iron Editor panel. Unfortunately the program book had written this up incorrectly, and the panelists were concerned that nobody would show up with things to review.

This piece of flash was what I quickly typed into my iMac based on a dream I had woken up to that morning. The panelists liked it, and urged me to submit it.

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