Showing posts from February, 2018

Welcome to the Apocalypse - end of the writing process

'Yah', the trilogy is ending on May 9 and I'll have all the answers. Or 'Oh No', the trilogy is ending May 9 and I'll miss those guys. It's both with joy and sadness that I finish up the "Welcome to the Apocalypse" series on May 9 2018 when the third and final book is released. It'll be sad to say goodbye to these characters, but they came, they saw, they conquered. Their story is over. For now at least. I'd like to write a second trilogy set 10 or 20 years after this one. I've enjoyed every minute with them. I've enjoyed seeing them have their strengths and values tested. If you haven't started this series yet, here's some reviews that might help make up your mind: "I have seen the idea of a game that turns into a struggle in the real world before...I think it’s a good idea, but it hasn't been done that well…up until now." Ray Simmons, Readers Favorite "A subtle sense of humor, a speedy thriller with to

Coffee chat with author of YA "Woodpunk" S.A. Gibson

Please grab your cup of coffee, tea or other, and your favourite cake, biscuit or other and join me as I interview Californian author S.A Gibson. DL: Firstly, since this is a coffee chat, how do you have your coffee (or not as has been the case in some instances)? And what is your favorite time of the day to partake? SA GIBSON: I’m new to the coffee ritual. After years of resistance my spouse wore me down, so I now drink a morning cup. I must dilute it with copious amounts of flavored almond milk. I prefer eggnog or chocolate peppermint, but these flavors are only available seasonally. DL:You're collaborating on a 22 book collection "On The Horizon " featuring indie authors and a unique take on the sci-fi/fantasy genre - low or no tech. What was the inspiration behind this upcoming release, and why low or no tech? SA GIBSON: I was fascinated with the idea of bringing together a combination of full science fiction and fantasy books in one p

Coffee chat with Jason Nugent - author of sci-fi and horror

Welcome to my virtual café. I'm having a black coffee with my breakfast of waffles with berries, walnuts, and maple syrup, a breakfast I had in Venice Beach, California a few years ago while on holiday and have loved ever since. It's become my favorite breakfast. Full of sugar, another essential ingredient for writing.  Joining me today for a coffee chat is Jason Nugent, author of the young adult sci-fi series " The Forgotten Chronicles " and horror short story collections. He lives in rural Southern Illinois with his wife, son, and three cats and two dogs. Welcome Jason, DL: Firstly, since this is a coffee chat, how do you have your coffee (or not as has been the case in some instances)? And what is your favourite time of the day to partake? JASON: I ’m a huge coffee fan! I drink at least a pot every morning usually with flavored creamer. I used to drink it black but the creamer helps cut down on the acidity.  DL: Reading is one of the sacrifices w

Who are the good guys, and is this the end of the reign of the superhero?

I watched "Three Billboards Outside Epping, Missori" last night. Synopsis: A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. It's not a happy movie, it's dark and depressing, it doesn't resolve anything, yet as I walked out of the cinema the thoughts whirling inside my head were, it's very NOW, it's very REAL, and it's the story of a woman who has said "ENOUGH", which leads me to wonder at the future of the classic American superhero. I think it's days are numbered, at least they're on the demise, and it's not because people don't need saving anymore. They need it more than ever. But it's hard to see the super hero waving the flag of justice when they're potentially working for the bad guys. "Three Billboards Outside Epping, Missori" reminded me of the America of the 80s and 90s. From the distance of Australia, what I saw in movie