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I'm a Science Fiction Writer/Software Engineer.

I’ve published several novels and about fifty or so short stories published in various places.

My day job is to write software for spacecraft systems. I'm not a rocket scientist. I'm a rocket engineer.

Book links below.

"BVC" is Book View Café. This is the publishing cooperative where all of my works, and many other good books, can be purchased.

"UBL" is Universal Book Link, all other places where the book can be purchased. This includes such places as Amazon and Apple. (Note: as more places take a book, more UBL links get created. If you don't find it in the first UBL, try the next.)

A new story collection!

Tom nodded. Dan was sitting close to his right. Tom reached for his glass as if he’d forgotten he’d finished it, made a fist and backhanded Dan with all his strength. Dan fell back off his chair. Tom followed up the blow with a vicious kick to Dan’s groin. Dan doubled up and the breath came out of him in a faint shriek. Tom pulled open Dan’s coat and found the pistol he knew was there and a small glittering knife he didn’t.

“Kids.” Tom put the barrel of the pistol against Dan’s throat. “Where do you think Derek is?”

“Trolley,” Dan croaked. “Street entrance to the underground.”

“Thank you.” 

“Tell me,” said Dan as soon as he was able to breathe. “Do you know she’s not your daughter?”

“Yes.” Tom hid the pistol in his jacket pocket and left the tavern. 

  —From Tom Kelley’s Ghost.

Released 12/26/2023

BVC. UBL. Print.

Jeremy DaFoe looks human enough. He farms soybeans and corn on his small farm. His wife Betty loves him. His best friend Buddy admires him. His enemy Luke plots revenge.

But Jeremy is an ancient being of incredible power trapped in Nuthatch County. His presence has shaped its body and soul for thousands of years. The people, plants, and geology revolve around him. Old resentments, historical wrongs, and past social pressures have built over the years like tectonic forces.

The time has come for change. 

Some in the County want it to be violent. They may get their wish.

A Howard Cycle Novel.

Released 6/23/2-23


Merle is homeless on Coney Island. He keeps remembering things from long ago. Harry Linden owns a failing parking garage and has to hire an alien to make ends meet. 

Tomas Coban is a retired dictator that was never quite sure he had done those things for which he was blamed. He meets someone that is certain of it. 

Jack Brubaker just wanted to be with and protect his wolves.

They all have one thing in common. They know winters are hard.


Print version here.

When Columbus discovers the New World, he finds it populated with intelligent dinosaurs.

The expedition does not go as expected.

Release date 6/28/2022. BVC. UBL.

What if God is an alien who inhabits the body of a macaw? Young Ian finds out when his mother's nasty-tempered bird offers turns out to an alien that will cure her alcoholism if Ian will work for it.

What follows is a career spanning hundreds of years and identities, as Ian struggles to save at least some of humanity from environmental disasters: earthquakes, tsunamis, and lost species. 

He gets used to lots of dying to find out if a terraformed Venus full of dinosaurs is worth it.

A Howard Cycle Novel.

BVC Ebook here. 12/28/2021 Order here. UBL, UBL.

Print version here. UBL.

Danse Mécanique.

Dot 1.0 was a Divaloid, famous all over the world for her singing but unable to create a song for herself.

Dot 2.0 can perform with all of Dot 1.0's powers but can create her own material.

Dot 1.0 did as she was told.

Dot 2.0 has other ideas.

A Howard Cycle Novel.

Charles de Lint: "I love the compelling story that explores music, artificial intelligence, scientific methodology, corporate greed, mythology, religion and the breakup of communication. But it also celebrates the joys of community and the interconnectedness of things."

Released 7/6/2021! BVC, UBL, UBL

Jackie's Boy: In a violent post apocalyptic America, Jackie, an intelligent, articulate elephant, and her companion Michael search for their place.

A Howard Cycle Novel.

Get it here: BVC, UBL, UBL

God's Country: Cindy Fiske hates her high school life from her vice cop father, Jake, to her biochemist mother, Anya. Of course, she runs away. 

After all, with sex, prostitution, crooked cops, televangelists, psychopaths, an eclipse, and illicit neurochemistry, what could go wrong?

A Howard Cycle Novel.

Get it here: BVC, UBL

The Long Frame: The Invaders destroyed everything. The survivors saved themselves by uploading into the Server Farm. 

That's when their problems began.

Get it here: BVC, UBL, UBL


Simple Things: Jesus and his adopted son live in a small house in Higbee, Missouri and play cards with Satan. And other stories.

Get it here: BVC, UBL

Welcome to Witchlandia: Katelin is a police detective and a witchflyer. She hasn't seen her ex, David, in years. 

Then the murders start and Katelin and David meet again. 

Each murder connected to them. Each one getting closer.

Get it here: BVC, UBL