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How to improve your book cover designs using two Blender 3D tricks

I’ve been making covers for my books using Blender 3D from the very first one released…

New sci-fi and science reads for January 2021

Happy New Year! I’m welcoming in 2021 with my first sci-fi and science reads round-up of…

Best space books of 2020

If you’re a frustrated armchair astronaut like me, the next best thing (after writing sci-fi of…

What’s up? (In space!) Winter 2020

Welcome to the third installment of What’s Up? (In space!), a seasonal look at what’s ahead…

New sci-fi and science reads for December 2020

After the glut of new releases during the last few months, December’s publication schedule is a…

New sci-fi and science reads for November 2020

Once again, there’s no shortage of new releases this month. With many of us ordering more…

New Release – Hyperia Jones and the Olive Branch Caper

Well, it’s time for some sci-fi silliness! Today is the release date of my new novel,…

New sci-fi and science reads for October 2020

Wow! This is a bumper month of releases, and it was tough to narrow down the…

Sci-fi Imagineering (September 2020)

As I mentioned in last month’s post, Peter Elson created many of the covers for Harry…

What’s up? (In space!) Fall 2020

The summer drama of the first SpaceX crewed launch to the ISS is behind us, and…

New sci-fi and science reads for September 2020

Where did the summer go? I’m back with a batch of essential science fiction and science…

My latest book trailer using HitFilm Pro and Blender

It’s a little late–okay, a lot late 🙂 (the book was published in May)–but I’m pleased…

Sci-fi Imagineering (August 2020)

This is the second in my new “imagineering” series. This time around, I thought I’d feature…

New sci-fi and science reads for August 2020

Hard to believe we’re already in August. While many businesses slow down at this time of…

Happy Birthday, Hector! Celebrating 5 years as an indie author

My very first book, Dead Reckoning And Other Stories was released five years ago today! There’s…

The U’gan Confluence

I recently released my latest novel Kwelengsen Storm which features Logan Twofeathers from the Joe Ballen…

Sci-fi Imagineering (July 2020)

As a writer, my weapons of choice are, quite naturally, words. But like many authors, I…

New sci-fi and science reads for July 2020

We’ve made it to July in this strangest of summers, but thankfully, reading is something we…

What’s up? (In space!) Summer 2020

After the recent excitement of the first Space X crewed launch to the ISS, you’d probably…

New sci-fi and science reads for June 2020

Summer reading season is here! A different one for sure, but hopefully we’ll all get to…

New sci-fi and science reads for May 2020

I wasn’t sure how many new books would be released in May as I’m hearing a…

Sci-fi Sailboats

A short while back I posted this image on social media, for no other reason than…

New sci-fi and science reads for spring 2020

It’s been a while since my last books round-up, so time to take a look at…

Logan’s World release and free short stories!

Today is the International Day of Happiness. It’s also the first day of Spring (give or…

New sci-fi and science reads for January 2020

It’s a busy start to the new decade with plenty to choose from in sci-fi and…