Thoughts on writing tech in world building

So far, I've written three scifi romance novels in a future setting, and I really thought tech would be the challenge. Turns out technology isn't the massive issue I'd thought it would be. It's making the tech fit you world, fit your story and your characters. My world is very human-centric, or at least, it... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon

Scifi meets romance...in a big way. Introducing a new project; come and meet the men and women of the 47th Lancers mercenary mech unit. Each novella will be 99 cents on Amazon exclusively.

Write like nobody’s watching

I find I am censoring my words, even my writing, and I have to force myself to think and express, where appropriate, freely. There has always been a lot I didn't say because, as much as I joke, I do have a filter, but this is different. There's a self pubbed author who shall remain... Continue Reading →

Back on track!

So after some moderately good days pain-wise, Home from the Hill is back on track, and I can't be more excited! Ya ever just hit that part of the movie where you're sitting there on the edge of the seat completely focused on the plot?I'm so there.  Because of the 4k I've bagged and tagged... Continue Reading →

I’m sorry. I’m so,so sorry.

I apologize, but it looks like my deadline will be pushed back. It's rather hard to write through pain. Surprisingly hard, Promise I'll try though. The good news is the day wasn't a total loss. Home is the sailor just became available in paperback. You can purchase it here in the Createspace store immediately, or... Continue Reading →

Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

I’m torn. If someone is a reviewer, it seems wrong to hinder their ability to do their work, and you can’t be expected not to “know” authors. Also, does it stand to reason that paid reviews are better? Those reviewers don’t know the author, but they are being paid for glowing reviews, a practice I hate. I will give free books for review, but I won’t pay for one. I don’t know. There has to be a better way than this, and some of the books I see with five stars 100 times over… do not get me started.

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A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.

Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.

I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.

Dear Amazon Customer,

Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:
http://www.amazon.com/review-guidelines

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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Chocolate and Bacon

Yep, I said it. I tried chocolate and bacon together, and I liked it. I'm not ashamed! Okay, I'm a little ashamed, but it was still good. And, it reminded me of my love for romance novels blending right into my love of all things space, and scifi. When I was younger, I never thought... Continue Reading →

Keeping Countries

By Jolie Mason I keep one foot in two countries, Like Belgium and the Netherlands. One foot in the future. One firmly in past. It’s less a matter of can’t decide, More a place to dodge, to hide. If the choice isn’t made, I simply adopt the customs that get me by. The language I... Continue Reading →

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