Review: Forged in Blood

I will admit, I own a haunted handgun. I’m a .41 magnum fanatic. At the gun store where I once worked, a police evidence room trade in came in. It was a S&W Model 57 pin barrel. It was beautiful to behold and I couldn’t whip out my credit card fast enough. After I finished … [Read more…]

On Being a Pantser…

Yes, I wear pants when I write. For one thing my office is in the basement, surrounded on two sides by concrete and really doesn’t get much heat so I would get very cold and distracted if I wasn’t properly dressed sometimes including a hat and gloves. What is meant by the term “Pantser?” It … [Read more…]

This writing thing…

I spent months writing what I thought would be the first book in a four book series, “Dauntless.” During that process I built a history, technology, military, government and a slew of other niggling details which often consumed my days and nights in research and some really interesting nightmares. Imagine waking up screaming  “Repel boarders!” … [Read more…]

Review: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour

I pretty much read this book from cover to cover. Then I read it again. This book will be a go to book for years to come seeking inspiration for my writing of military Science Fiction. Uncommon bravery was common in those fateful hours as Task Force Taffy 3 fought against overwhelming odds to win … [Read more…]