Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Short Story Anthology now online

THE COMPENDIUM OF IMAGINARY STARS is now available at SMASHWORDS, and will soon be distributed by iBooks, Barnes and Noble and more.

A small collection of short stories by yours truly, these were originally published by OMNI Magazine (before they became a penny-blog and then changed their name).

Check this short read out.

Best of all, it's free!

SB

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

LILI G #2 first draft

Well, I recently finished the first draft of LILI G #2, a.k.a. LILI G : YGGDRASIL.

Why YGGDRASIL? That's the name of the mythical tree from Norse cosmology that connects the nine realms.

In Lili's universe, Yggdrasil is the name given to an object, usually in the form of a tree, that exists on every world. Its purpose is to enable an injured Primulus to escape and return to THE HUB. Another feature also enables a Primulus to go to any point in space/time without their ghanlo.

The blurb goes as follows:

Lili Gatto starts her second year at Saint Mary's, but in her very first class she sees someone who shouldn't even be on her planet, let alone first period English. Later, she gets a very special pet, reluctantly joins the soccer team and vacations in the land of her birth.

However, she learns about Yggdrasil, the tree found on every planet in the universe. It allows a stranded Primulus to travel through space/time without the aid of their ghanlo.

Lili uses the tree (of course), with some unintended consequences. Now she must find a way to restore her timeline or run the risk of losing her family and friends forever.

This story delves into new territory, not limited to travel through space/time, but also adolescent maturity, teen angst and crushes becoming something more.

I'm sure you'll like it.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

RAGNAR LOTHBROK IS DEAD

ALL HAIL KING RAGNAR



So, if you are a true fan of VIKINGS, you will notice that Ragnar died in a pit of snakes, much like how he died (supposedly) in real life.

But seriously, he needed to die. It was time.

Besides, he was just too fucking weird. Maybe too much time in the wilderness? And what writer's bullshit is this? We never find out where the Hell he was? Bad writers. Bad!

Maybe some other woman will show up with a slew of Ragnar-bred pups and claim he was the king of yet another location? Or maybe he was a smelly old vagrant over in Norway?

Who knows.

In any case, this character was only supposed to last one season. Well done, Travis. Well done.

SB

P.S. Aslaug is dead. Good. I always hated that character. Lagertha rocks.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Progress Updates

I have been taking a break, mostly due to the quantities of family that have been in town for the holidays. However, I have been editing and polishing a bit here and there, so when I jump back into LILI G MUST DIE it will be, flat-out the best YA scifi/fantasy novel of the year (if not ever).

So be patient, friends. It is coming. Soon

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY, INDEED

VIKINGS Season 4, part 2 premieres tonight on THE HISTORY CHANNEL



In case you weren't aware, Steve is a HUGE Vikings fan, being of Scandinavian descent himself.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016