Election Day in USA but Festival of Lights May Be More Fun – jubilant Hindu holiday looks like a fun time #holiday #season #amreading

Fireworks over a lake in IndiaHere in America it’s election day and most of us want to curl into a ball (after we vote of course), barely able to peek out at the TV to see how it’s going. Much better to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light.

Candles, sparklers, and all sorts of lights glow to celebrate Rama’s victory over evil demons.

Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

There couldn’t be a better message. Clean and renovate your home and office for the five day celebration, don your finest clothes, prepare fireworks and feasts, and reach out to everyone you know from the Hindu and Jain diaspora.

Naturally, I think every celebration should include books ๐Ÿ˜‰ There’s always time for a short story. Check out my short reads on Amazon – on Kindle Unlimited and KOLL too.

Three Fantastic Tales book cover science fiction fantasyThree Fantastic Talesย 5 stars

  • Burritos and his daughter’s birthday party keep a computer developer from his artificial intelligence project, but he’ll never succeed without them.
  • A painter ensnared in his master’s Renaissance studio discovers a deadly escape.
  • For this micro spaceship, one of hundreds crossing interstellar space to search for life, sacrifice is part of the mission.

Dragon Bones a Fantastic Tale book coverDragon Bones, a Fantastic Taleย 5 stars

  • Two desperate brothers find misery in California’s Gold Rush until a Chinese doctor promises them riches. They should have asked, at what price?

Two Fantastic Tales book coverTwo Fantastic Taleย 4 stars

  • A trio of physics students find that theory is safer than practice.
  • A lonely woman on a deadly mission receives a second chance, if she can seize it before it’s too late.
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Artificial Intelligence, Renaissance Italy, and Interstellar Spacecraft – fantastic short reads #amreading #shortstory #scifi #fantasy

Everything happens at once! I’m getting ready for a big inspection at my volunteer fire department, crashing on the final edits for my new book about a cult colonizing Saturn’s moon Titan (pre-order here! or read the first chapter now!), so writing poems and posts has dropped on my to-do list.

Three Fantastic Tales book cover science fiction fantasyBut never fear, there’s something new from me. Check out three short reads in science ficiton and fantasy, each a thousand words or less.

Burritos and his daughter’s birthday party keep a computer developer from his Artifical Intelligence project, but he’ll never succeed without them.

A painter ensnared in his master’s Renaissance studio discovers a deadly escape.

For this micro spaceship, one of hundreds crossing interstellar space in search of life, sacrifice is part of the mission.

Stories to fit perfectly in your busy day. On Amazon, and included on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners Lending Library.

Don’t miss my new book about a cult colonizing Saturn’s moon Titan, coming December 13, 2018. Pre-order here! or read the first chapter now!

Short Reads in Scifi and Fantasy – Great Price UPDATE for a few more hours, Great Fun #scifi #sciencefiction #scififri #stories #shortstory

A lazy summer day is the perfect time for a short story or some flash fiction. Come to think of it, so’s a commute or a break during the day. My collection of short science fiction and fantasy stories, now available on Amazon Kindle for 99 cents. Two days only at this ridiculous price, starting June 1st 8 am PDT 4 pm BST through June 3rd 1 pm PDT 9pm BST. If you’re late, don’t despair. Discounts continue through June 5th, so check it out.

BTW – Wondering how those times were chosen? Don’t ask me. It’s an Amazon thing.

UPDATE: I put my collection on Kindle Select, which means if you use Kindle Unlimited or the Kindle Owners Lending Library (KU or KOLL) you’ve already paid for this book. So you might as well read a story now.

Podcast Crammed with Science Fiction & Fantasy, Delightful Shorts, & I’m Thrilled to be Featured #podcast #scifi #listening #today

Science Ficiton and Fantasy PodcastYou’ll find short science fiction and fantasy stories on the 600 Second Saga podcast and I’m thrilled to be their Featured Author, for the first time, for August. That means, in addition to listening to loads of flash fiction for free, if you sign up to support the podcast, you’ll get my latest collection of short reads as a thank you.

But hurry – August 2017 won’t last forever.

Short Reads in Scifi and Fantasy :)Check out podcasts of two of my stories now, and escape the real world every week with a new 10 minute story of scifi or fantasy. Or choose from the extensive library. Lots of stories and lots of ways to listen. Perfect for a break or a binge.

Thanks to the podcast’s creator Mariah Avix who also handles the audio and production, and writes some of the stories. And thanks to our listeners and supporters.

Find me on 600 Second Sagas, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and other major online retailers. You’ll find my paperbacks at Create Space and all major digital formats for my ebooks at Smashwords. Read one today.

Now, before you forget, get yourself over to 600 Second Saga for a treat and support this wonderful podcast.

Listen to Berserk-Norse Tale of Terrible Magic #Fantasy #podcast #listening #today #story #fun

Eirik joins a raiding party led by invincible Berserkers, terrorizing coastal villagers with sword and axe. What’s the secret to their strange magic?

Listen to Eirik’s storyGo to 600 Second Saga now!

Listen on your favorite platform:

You can read Eirik’s story in my latest collection, Jupiter Diving and Other Short Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Enjoy short stories, flash fiction, and microfiction – a crew mining Jupiter’s atmosphere finds more than they expected, an angel has a photo-op on Mars, sea level rises for an island nation, excerpts from my On Mars series, and more. Take a break with one story or curl up in your favorite chair with the whole book.

Available on Amazon in ebook and paperback – read for free with Kindle Unlimited, and Amazon Prime’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Do you write stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy? 600 Second Saga is now accepting flash fiction! Check them out on iTunes. It’s a lot of fun to hear your story – it has been for me.

Absolutely Free Collection Short Science Fiction/ Fantasy limited time so this is your chance #shortstory #free #flashfiction #bookworm

jupiter-diving-web-ebook-24feb2017-267x400From a ship mining helium-3 in Jupiter’s atmosphere, Kelly launches a probe to search for life in the ocean of a Jovian moon. In the title story, Jupiter Diving, she finds more than she expected. If you missed out on ebook week earlier in the month, here’s another chance. I’m about to offer Jupiter Diving and other Short Reads on Amazon but you can download an advance copy for free.

Visit colorful and dangerous worlds in short stories and flash fiction. From an angel’s photo op on Mars, to the agony of a berserker warrior, a tiny craft’s interstellar mission, and an astronaut’s cries for help, you’ll find many new tales plus opening chapters and vignettes from my On Mars series, the multi-generational story of the first colony on Mars. Plus a few pieces of microfiction too ๐Ÿ™‚

Perfect to fill a break in your day or an afternoon curled up in your favorite chair.

I’m going to offer the ebook on Kindle Select (I never used that outlet before but it’s supposed to be a good idea) but you can grab your free copy now. Sign up before March 31st to receive your book in April, before I let Amazon get its hands on it. Hurry – limited time offer.

You’ll receive a coupon code to download the book in your choice of formats, and to receive an occasional email from me with offers, a piece of flash fiction, and news about my writing projects. No spam and you can unsubscribe any time.

The code goes out April 1st (no fooling) so sign up before you forget and download your free book of short reads. I hope you’ll enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Eureka – Damn, I Absolutely Found It #amwriting #amreading #flashfiction #shortstory

cartoon-researcher-svg-medAny proper hypothesis is falsifiable. Now that I proved mine false, what will I do with the rest of my life?

I’m working on a collection of short stories, shorter stories, and really short stories like this one. Hopefully it will be out in the spring, but until then my more ponderous works i science fiction and science-inspired poetry areย  available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and other major online retailers. You’ll also find paperbacks at Create Space and all major digital formats at Smashwords. Read one today.