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Fun Things

Pen name reveal  +  a thank you

Free Things

Newsletter exclusive freebie  +  P.S., another freebie

News and Such

DARKCRASHER • the saga begins  +  questions, anyone?


Some of you asked about the TS Vale pen name. Here's the inside scoop:

In Latin, the word "vale" is an active statement. It means, "Be well! Be strong!"

That was the main appeal for me. What a great thing to wish for everyone, right? But I also liked how "vale" sounds like "veil" ... so, you know. A veiled reference. A hint of mystery. Heh. 

The "TS" part adds some extra fun — well, for word-nerd me, anyway (grin). Besides being part of my name, TS is a nod to poet T. S. Eliot ... whose famous poem "The Hollow Men" has that often-quoted apocalyptic stanza that begins, "This is how the world ends...". (For example: Stephen King used it in The Stand.)

So yeah. TS Vale for the dark, dystopian, and / or apocalyptic science fiction and fantasy books. 


Thanks so much to all of you who helped give High Road Cross, the first episode in the AMERICUS series, such a great start.

For a few days, it was in the top 1-2% of over one million books on Amazon's Kindle store, and that was a big wow for me. Yeah, I've published traditionally, in the past, but that was a while ago and I'm way-very-brand-new to indie with soooo much to learn on how to get the word out to people.

Speaking of which: one of the things I've learned is that reviews make all the difference. Please consider sharing your thoughts with others via a ranking or a brief few words. Hey, you could even go to Amazon and click that High Road Cross write a review button right now .... ; ) 

And please share thoughts with your other favorite authors, as well! Writing can be a solitary business: when we hear from you, it makes our day.


This exclusive freebie goes along with the pen name reveal.  

The blurb:
In a near-future urban America dystopia, life and death is in the hands of the triage committee. Sonia yearns for escape, but when disaster strikes, which set of ethics — and which man — will she choose? An 18th Annual Year’s Best Science Fiction Honorable Mention.  

Download your free short story ebook in whatever format you choose. (If you have any problems, click the "Help Me" button on the download page). 

Thank you to all of you who are new subscribers!
Did you claim your free ebook In The Real yet?  



The DARKCRASHER Saga begins.

The Matrix meets Game of Thrones
Dark Epic Fantasy / Dystopian Tech Fantasy
Synopsis on Amazon. 

I look forward to hearing your thoughts about this one! I've heard from a beta reader or two that fans of Westworld might be really into this series. (Haven't started watching Westworld yet, myself ... soon, I hope.)

Darkcrasher: Magus cover


Any questions, anyone? Ideas for things you'd like to see more of ... or less of ... in future newsletters? Or maybe you're interested in ARCs. In any case, let's chat: drop me a line any time. 

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