Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to common questions on this page.
Where do I buy and/or read Beyond Cloud Nine and/or Beyond the Horizon?
I also run book giveaways on Goodreads quite frequently and occassionally also on LibraryThing. Check the home page for a list of current giveaways that you can enter for a chance to win one of my books.
I've finished reading Beyond the Horizon, and I'm hungry for more! When will the next book be released?
I'm currently working on Beyond Yesterday (Beyond Saga Book 3). Right now, a very rough estimate is that BYD will be released early-to-mid 2017. Beyond Existence (Beyond Saga Book 4) will follow within another 1-2 years. To learn more about the other books in the Beyond Saga, head to beyondsaga.com and navigate around this website.
After the Beyond Saga, I plan to work on and publish Destalis, the unofficial sequel to the Beyond Saga set several thousand years in the future, either as a standalone book or as a series. I haven't decided on that yet. I also have plans to work on series of sci-fi comedy short stories called Bears in Space and polish another short story, Goodbye, Mars. So much to do, so little time!
Do you also write Fantasy?
The short answer to this question is no.
The long answer is that it depends on your definition of science fiction versus fantasy. There is no hard-and-fast distinction between the two genres, which is why they get grouped together so readily. But according to my personal definitions, there are HUGE differences between each one.
Science fiction is rooted in science (imagine that). Sci-fi covers anything that could happen or exist. Faster-than-light speed travel? Theoretically possible. Aliens? Statistically probable given the size of the universe and the recent discovery of numerous exoplanets within the habitable regions of stars. Brain implants allowing a person to control an artificial limb with their mind? Already a reality.
Conversely, fantasy contains unsubstantiated supernatural plot elements. Fantasy authors include extraordinary aspects within a story without explanation, leaving the reader to blindly accept that these things just exist within the context of the story. Things like magic, spirits, vampires, werewolfs, and zombies have never existed, don't exist now, and won't ever exist. If any of these things do enter the realm of reality someday, it will be because science develops them. That's not to say I won't include typical fantasy elements in my work. I actually have a concept on the drawing board for an epic sci-fi-fantasy involving magic. But I plan to work out how people could really wield magic-like abilities through genetic engineering and cybernetic augmentation bestowed upon them by an extinct advanced civilization.
Thus, any extraordinary element of any story I write always has a basis in science, thus categorizing all of my writing as science fiction. Life is about possibilities, and real possibilities for the future get me excited. Vampires in our high schools? Not so much. And anyone who thinks that science yields dry writing obviously hasn't read anything of mine yet.
How do I get questions answered that aren't listed here?
First, browse this site and make sure your question isn't already answered somewhere. If it's not, feel free to contact me, the author, with any questions or comments on the contact page. I never mind hearing from fans lavishing me with praise, and I also welcome constructive criticism. :)
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Beyond Cloud Nine
Beyond the Horizon
With the Earth conquered, Admiral Maya Davis must travel through space, time, and alternate universes to prevent mankind from being wiped out of existence.
Lyana, an orphaned martial artist with bio-augmented abilities,
embarks on a quest to liberate her home world and prevent the fabric of the universe from unraveling.
Bears in Space
Boz and his goofball crew must save the galaxy from cliche alien invasions, trite zombie apocalypses, and bad rom-coms.
Ryssa Nilsson must avoid the deadly stings of heat-loving bugs known as
thermophiles and escape Mars before the Sun's expansion
sterilizes the planet.