Event Report - Abilene Author Roundup

I was on the road again this past weekend, mainly for a new "Author Roundup" (a book fair) in Abilene, Kansas Saturday afternoon.

The turn-out was modest, but those that came bought books. I sold four, and I was pleased to see that several authors there sold copies of their books. I talked to some authors I hadn't seen in quite a while.

I drove up on Friday and did some business. Looks like there's potential for a few events next year. Saturday morning I drove around the area and took some pictures. All in all it was a fun weekend. I hope the folks who put on the book fair will keep at it.

This coming weekend is the Steampunk Expo in Wichita. I hope to see some of you there!


It's been awhile since I last posted what short story ebooks I've put up, so here's what's new-

Dark Futures -

Always Have, Always Will: Two groups come into conflict on a vacation planet, and people die; why?
First published in “Golden Visions,” Issue Number 4, Oct./Nov./Dec. 2008.

Frozen Rock: A group is heading west after an economic collapse has brought down civilization. They encounter a band of Native Americans and a mysterious white man, Frozen Rock. Why is he with them? Does he have something to hide?
First published in “Conzine,” December, 1993.

Also available are a pair of new Frigate Victory stories-

Legal Escalation: The Terran Federal Republic frigate Victory finds a civilian ship where it shouldn’t be. The resulting investigation uncovers drug traffickers. Is Captain Ayers and his crew facing a new danger?
First published in “Star Anthology,” Volume 1, Number 2, December 1997.

Frontier Justice: “Sounds like something out of an ancient movie.” That’s what Captain Ayers says when he learns that ranchers are fighting settlers on the colony planet of Cimarron. Can he keep the conflict from turning violent?
First published in “The Fifth Di...,” Edition 4, Number 4, August 2002.

I hope you're interested in them. See you next week!


Event Report - Two in One Weekend

The weekend of October 15-16 saw me doing two events around the area.

On Saturday the 15th I had a signing for my SF books at Blue Dragon Books in Derby. I was joined by Matt Orsman, who created the cover for Expert Assistance. Members of Matt's family stopped by and were kind enough to buy books. The store also picked up some of my nonfiction books to sell. I had a good time, and it was nice to see Matt in person for the first time in several years.

On Sunday the 16th I gave a talk at the Harvey County Historical Museum (above) about Kansas, 1874. I think at least 30 people came out; there could have been more. I spoke about the book, answered questions about it, and mentioned the next nonfiction project, the book on county seat conflicts in Kansas. I sold several copies of the 1874 book.

This upcoming weekend I don't have any book events, but I do plan on attending the Whovians meeting. After that is the book fair in Abilene. I'll think of something to post for next week.

Yes, the 18th is my birthday. No, I'm not going to tell you how old I'll be.

See you next week!


Another EA Giveaway!

Since there wasn't an author tent at the Ren Fest, no event post this week. Instead, this little reminder:

You have a week left to enter the Red Tash Halloween book giveaway. You might win a Kindle! And a copy of Expert Assistance is one of the prizes. Okay, the Kindle is better, but still, free ebooks...

This is where you can find the rules and a list of all the books up for grabs. Good luck!

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