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The value of happiness

At times it is difficult to see the value of my work as an author, artist and content creator. With the world so full of cruelty, ignorance, injustice and pain, the thought of writing a story, making jewelry or livestreaming a video game … Continue reading

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I won the “Narrate Your Own Twilight Zone Competition 2021”

My entry “Memory Lane” tied for 1st place in the NARRATE YOUR OWN TWILIGHT ZONE COMPETITION 2021 sponsored by the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation! I only found out about the contest a week before the Halloween deadline. At the time, I … Continue reading

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Imagine

I doodled this back in 1995 with pen & colored pencils. I still feel this way when “every night I lie in bed, the brightest colors fill my head, a million dreams are keeping me awake…” ~ J.L. Hilton

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Billie Lurk returns in DISHONORED: Death of the Outsider

DEATH OF THE OUTSIDER is the latest game in the Dishonored franchise, developed by Arkane Studios, published by Bethesda Softworks, and released September 15, 2017, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. In this installment, former assassin Billie Lurk rescues her mentor Daud, who … Continue reading

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ILLOGICON 2016: Geek crafting and writing panels

Since its beginning in 2012, I’ve participated in every ILLOGICON except one, only missing 2014 because I caught a raging case of swamp crud from Disney World. ILLOGICON is a small, fan-driven convention dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy in … Continue reading

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Writers require courage equal to desire

I’ve been a writer for a long, long time. DRAGON magazine published my short story, “The Visitor,” in 1988. I was 17. Shortly after that, I worked for a treasure hunting magazine, writing articles and book reviews. A few years … Continue reading

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Comparisons between Fallout and my Stellarnet series

I started writing Stellarnet Rebel in 2009, a year after the release of Fallout 3. The “bracers” used by my characters Genny and Duin are similar to the Pipboy devices in the Fallout franchise. Basically, a smart phone worn around … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Coffee Contraption Chronicles

When first I scrutinized Professor Phineas Fitzwhistle’s Marvelous Mystifying Mechanical Mocha Maker, I experienced considerable consternation at the contrivance of cogs, cups and coils. “I believe it is, in equal parts, polished brass and poppycock,” I said. * * * … Continue reading

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Guilty!

It’s not really an exposition dump if a character is reading it off a futuristic device. — The Worst Muse (@WorstMuse) July 30, 2014 Why *wouldn’t* the mature females of a sapient non-mammalian species have killer racks? — The Worst … Continue reading

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Redefining sexy with dwarves, demons and aliens

This post originally appeared May 16, 2014, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. I’ve loved science fiction and fantasy my whole life. I saw the first STAR WARS in the 70s, played with the original Battlestar Galactica toys, … Continue reading

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