Thursday, 31 July 2014

My good friend James has posted some astute and eloquent observations on the travesty of WWI here on his blog. James summarises convincingly the utter pointlessness of the Great War, and the many negative consequences that sprouted from its devastating ruins. Willful ignorance is far too pervasive these days; do yourself a favour and remember, lest we forget.
Head over to OnlineBookClub to read a great little review of my latest story, Isis. 3/4 stars, and it's free. Honestly, what's stopping you from giving it a go?

(You can grab Isis itself here. Go on. Do it!)

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Well, for all you non-US resident authors out there who have undoubtedly come sword-to-sword with the warriors of IRS tax forms and Moebius bureaucracy, a wonderful fellow writer friend of mine, Sandra Fitzgerald, has posted a bit of helpful advice to get you sorted, returning to you the sizable percentages that get stolen away from us international storytellers online. Give it a read if you want to plug the cracks of leaking profits.

Check out the post on her blog here!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Diane Coto over at FictionZeal has posted a lovely review of Guerrilla Internet over at her blog. Check it out here!
A book can take a year to write, yet be read in mere days.
An artistic masterpiece can take similarly long, yet be consumed in seconds, absorbed in minutes, interpreted in hours.
Human beings are conceived in seconds, fermented in months, raised for years, yet live for decades. Most are capable of reproduction, and engage in the act often and eagerly. Creators, though, are few and far between, and their artistic children rare and frequently short-lived.
What does this say of the value of human life? Is progeny something to be proud of, or merely a means of sustaining our race? Is it the children of our bodies, or the children of our minds that deserve the fullest attribution of praise, and the prime focus for building a legacy?

What matters most? The life of an idea, or the idea of a life?

Friday, 18 July 2014

I am proud to reveal the cover art for Zachary Bonelli's latest book, Alterra.

Young people on Alterra must choose. After they complete secondary school, they enroll either in University—a life of science and mathematical pursuits—or Monastery—a life of literature, history and spiritual depth. Initiate Le is in his final year of school. All his life, he has prepared himself for University, but something feels wrong. Neither University nor Monastery compel him forward. One night, Le discovers a young man from his school sneaking into a ‘zone,’ a dangerous area where nanotechnology runs rampant, cordoned off from the rest of the city. Against all reason, Le follows Initiate Stok inside. What he discovers will change him and his world forever. Equal parts love story, military adventure and social philosophy, Alterra is the story of three young men striving to save two estranged parallel worlds whose only hope for survival is to rectify the ancient schism that shattered them both.

A fantastically fast-paced adventure that delves into the clashing constructs of technology and religion, Alterra is a tale of the trials of identity, friendship, romance, and responsibility in a society schismed by its apocalyptic past. I wholeheartedly enjoyed reading Alterra, and can recommend it without qualms for anyone with an interest in exploring the tension between faith and science, the tribulations of socially-shunned relationships, or just kick-ass science fiction in general.

The book is set to be released September 28th, and you can learn more about Zachary and his works over at Fuzzy Hedgehog Press.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

They didn't understand what they were doing.I'm afraid that will be on the tombstone of the human race.

- Michael Crichton, Prey

I could not have put it better myself. His own memorial deserves a message of He may not have known what he was doing, but he did it better than most.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Over at FreeEbooksDaily, they're holding an author spotlight on me, revealing some fun facts and curios regarding me and my writing process. Go have a read!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Ninja thought-bombs ahoy:

Ignore my ignorance; it's merely my kind's chief export.

Thy is lacking in wit,
Of that, I admit.
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