MILK RUN- Rail Gun Battle Technology

MILK RUN is a series of scifi battles on many fronts- in space, the heart, between generations, with drug addiction and brainwashing. But for fun, I’m going to talk a little about a space battle weapon featured prominently in MILK RUN. The novel starts out in orbit around Saturn where a small Telrachnid gunship shoots out “a red hot stream of fiery particles“ at Earth’s…

MILK RUN- The Story’s Double Whammy Low Point

A story’s Low Point throws you deep into the valley of despair where you, like our hero, feel closed in by walls too high to overcome. This is the fourth of the seven skeleton bones for my new novel MILK RUN. This fourth bone—the Low Point—is where Captain Toby is as far as it seems possible from achieving his goal.  Three quarters of the way into the story, this is…

Diversity In Writing

I recently saw a blog from a fellow writer about the tricky issue of diversity.  Funny that he should explore this thorny bush because the topic has been on my mind for some time. I recently tweeted my disappointment when someone posted somewhere the following statement–“I just don’t see how non-white characters fit into my book.” To be fair, I recognize that every book is different…