Michael P Dunn On Writing And Such 03 18 December 2016 / Uploaded yesterday's Facebook Live to Youtube if you want to give it a look
Monday, December 19, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Facebook Live video recorded on 3 December 2016, discussing my views on self-publishing and why I decided to take that route.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Facebook Live video recorded on 11/20/2016, under the new title of On Writing and Such. Just some general talk about my writing. If you have any questions for me, just enter them below and I'll answer them as best I can.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Just a reminder I'll be doing the next Facebook Live video, now titled On Writing and Such, at 1PM Eastern (more or less). Since I've already talked about the books, I'll be talking about writing in general. Have any questions for me? Come on by and ask away.
Find it on my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/wordboy
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Facebook Live video recorded on 10/23/2016, discussing Book Six - On A
Cold Wind. Had a few moments when my mind went blank but I hit the high
points. There's also a look ahead to what I'll talk about after the last
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Looking for something good to read? Want to escape from the real world and enter worlds where most anything is possible?
Now you can!
All six of my books are available through Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK and Lulu. Print editions can be found on CreateSpace and Amazon.
The books range across the history of the universe, from the distant past, into the far distant future…
With Eyes Open… ($2.99/$5.38) - Mira Frayne thought she was going to make a change in her life, to try and make a better life for herself. Her life did change...but not in any way that she expected.
Campfire Stories ($5.99/$7.99) - Campfire Stories is a collection of eight stories, ranging from the far distant past to the not-too-distant future. These are stories of self-discovery, exploration and duty, and the consequences of each.
A Bright Symmetry ($4.99/$6.99) - An archaeological expedition leads immortal Scott Madigan to reassess and change his life...though nothing compares to the changes undergone by his lover, Zoe Baird.
The Fault Lies Not… ($3.99/$5.99) - In the late twenty-sixth century, a serial killer roams the city of Naufolk.It's up to EarthGov Security Special Agent Lin Sillo and her partner, Special Agent Vincent DeBurg, to stop him
Rae ($2.99/$5.99) - EarthGov Security Special Agent Kevin Martin and his partner, Probationary Agent Rachael (Rae) Mercer, thought they had been assigned an open-and-shut case. Things begin to spin out of control when Rae is severely beaten and Kevin is accused of the attack. Who is trying to stop the murder investigation? What is connection between the suspect and the victim? How does the secret Rae is keeping tie into it?
On A Cold Wind ($4.99/$6.99) - Special Agent Caralynn (Carly) Adrasteia and her partner, Special Agent Murphy Greenfield, is assigned to track down two escaped criminals who threaten a newly established colony. There is a link between Carly and one of the criminals, one that only Carly's division director knows.
Brianna and the Three ($3.99/$5.39) - In the distant future, a woman is kidnapped and it falls to Archangel Brianna Pandora to rescue her. At first, Brianna doesn’t think there will be any difficulty. While tracking the victim to a distant colony world, Brianna finds there may be more to the kidnapping than she first thought. And there are still the Three to deal with…
Find links for the books on my website, Wordboy’s Words… - http://wordboy1.wix.com/wordboyswords#!books/cnec
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Sunday, May 8, 2016
We are what we are. Besides, humanity’s just a frame of mind.
- Special Agent Caralynn Adrasteia, EarthGov Security, Division Five
The story of Caralynn (Carly) Adrasteia, an agent of EarthGov Security in the late twenty-second century begins. As an Enhanced Human, a group of humans engineered to have superior physical and mental abilities, she is subject to hatred and discrimination while continuing to work for the improvement of her people's situation. Along with her partner, Special Agent Murphy Greenfield, she is assigned to track down two escaped criminals who threaten a newly established colony. One of the criminals, Efhram Bartok, is also an Enhanced Human who wants to incite a revolution and lead the Enhanced Humans to freedom. There is a link between Carly and Bartok, one that only Carly's division director knows.
On A Cold Wind is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.
Price: $4.99 (ebook) $6.99 (print)
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Saturday, May 7, 2016
Heav’n but the Vision of fulfill’d Desire,
And Hell the Shadow from a Soul on fire,
Cast on the Darkness into which Ourselves,
So late emerged from, shall so soon expire.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam of Naishpur
EarthGov Security Special Agent Kevin Martin and his partner, Probationary Agent Rachael (Rae) Mercer, thought they had been assigned an open-and-shut case. A murder had been committed on the colony of Haven and local law enforcement already had a suspect in custody, with enough evidence to ensure a conviction. Things begin to spin out of control when Rae is severely beaten and Kevin is accused of the attack. Who is trying to stop the murder investigation? What is connection between the suspect and the victim? How does the secret Rae is keeping tie into it?
Rae is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.
Price: $2.99 (ebook) $5.99 (print)
Find the links here –
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Why do I have a completed story that I'm not getting ready for publication? Let me explain...
I have a story titled "Wanderer," set in the late twenty-second century. It's one of my EarthGov Security stories, which also includes "Last Light" (from Campfire Stories), On A Cold Wind, Rae and The Fault Lies Not... It centers on Special Agent Alexandra Sinclair, a courier with Division Five of EarthGov Security. Alexa's main trait is here eidetic memory. Essentially she can never forget anything. "Wanderer" concerns a delivery that goes very bad, resulting in Alexa losing part of her memory. (She loses everything before age twenty, so she doesn't remember her parents, who disappeared when Alexa was still a teenager.)
It's finished. It's been finished for what seems like forever. And it's sitting on my hard drive, waiting.
I had always planned on writing a sequel to it but with all the other stories waiting to be completed, I don't know when I'll get to it. I have a few ideas, like Alexa being sent out on another delivery, meeting her future girlfriend/wife, witnessing an ancient race's mass suicide and coming to terms with the loss of her memories. But that can wait a little longer.
I'm probably going to wait until I finish "Raven" and "Stranger" (which are also EGS stories, both concerning Division Two) before I tackle "Wanderer." Since it's already complete, I'll just have to flesh it out a bit with a couple scenes added to the beginning. Then it should be good to go.
Now to keep from being sidetracked by other projects.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
And I looked, and behold, a pale horse: And his name that sat on him was Death
The Book of Revelation 6:8
In the late twenty-sixth century, a serial killer roams the city of Naufolk. There is little evidence left at the scenes of the murders, and no trace of the killer shows up on any of the city’s scanners. It's up to EarthGov Security Special Agent Lin Sillo and her partner, Special Agent Vincent DeBurg, to stop him. But is there something behind the murders, something that reaches far beyond the city?
The Fault Lies Not… is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.
Price: $3.99 (ebook) $5.99 (print)
Find the links here –
Monday, April 25, 2016
A Bright Symmetry is a series of stories set over the course of a year, stories of life, death and rebirth. After more than two thousand years, immortal Scott Madigan was tired of life and its unending struggles. But an archaeological expedition leads Scott to reassess and change his life...though nothing compares to the changes undergone by his lover, Zoe Baird.
The seven stories in A Bright Symmetry are…
“Only Time” – One year ago – Scott and Zoe travel back to Earth to visit with Scott’s friends, Brynna Alexander and her husband Georges Severin. While they reminisce, Zoe thinks she hears someone saying goodbye to her but can’t find who said it…
“A God To Dance With” – Seven months ago - Scott and Zoe are on an archaeological expedition to the planet Stelvra. They were there to investigate the myth of Quérahl-tan, the Stelvran’s Sleeping God. They were hoping to conduct the research before the planet’s unstable political system collapsed. But what was waiting for them in the tomb…and who would pay the consequences…
“Being” – Scott begins to come to terms with the aftermath of the events in the tomb, while getting to know the person Zoe had become. The suspicions of the ship’s captain weren’t helping him cope. Then a system failure threatened the whole ship and only one person can help them…
“Intermezzo” – Three months ago – Zoe’s condition has been deteriorating and she doesn’t know why. To help find a cure, Scott has to turn to the Science Directorate once again to set up an expedition to distant sector, one that is believed to be uninhabited…or is it…
“The Arc of Heaven” – One month ago – Scott contracts Arcadia Ryan, an old friend and independent starship master, to transport him, Zoe and a team of scientists and politicians to Zoe’s home to try and find out what’s wrong with her, as well as study her people and establish relations with them. But Scott hadn’t counted on the Science Directorate having its own agenda…
“Circle” – Two days ago – Arcadia brings Scott and Zoe back to Earth so they can tell Brynna and Georges what happened to Zoe. After misunderstandings, Scott finally finds out who said goodbye to Zoe on their last visit a year ago…
“…and Forever” – Now – Zoe learns one last secret as the final circle comes to a close.
A Bright Symmetry is available from Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK & Lulu. Also available as Print On Demand from CreateSpace.
Price: $4.99 (ebook) $6.99 (print)
Find the links here –