Author of the After Terra series, avid blogger, novelist and musician.
I am an explorer of science fiction, philosophy, culture, movies, video games, music, really almost anything that strikes my fancy and presents a new and interesting way of looking at the world and the human condition.
It has been a while since I have updated the blog here on afterterra.com, due to fault strictly of my own.
There are not going to be any drastic overhauls to the site like the last update, however, there will be a refinement to the sort of content that appears on the blog henceforth. I will still be posting about my books, about writing in general, as well as reviews and explorations of things and topics that I enjoy, such as Star Trek. Writing about my personal life, on the other hand, will see a decline in frequency. Also some of my older posts that were of a strictly exploratory, personal nature will be consolidated, as in going through them I noticed a lot of redundancy. Basically, I reiterated many of the same points and lessons throughout multiple posts. I also have a few other reasons for putting some old posts on the chopping block; firstly, because while talking about things like breakups or struggling to cope with a job seemed like big deals at the time, experience has taught me that these weren’t the life shaking struggles I though they were (more on that later). More importantly, even though many of my personal posts were written for catharsis, and the hope that they might help someone who was going through a similar situation, I’ve come to realize that letting these past hurdles be immortalized on my site gave them more power and relevance than they deserved.
I’ve come far enough as a fiction writer, I believe, that I can exorcise whatever grief I need to through my creative work, and save blogging about deeply personal matters to subjects that have real gravity to who I am as an author and a person, instead of using the blog as a sort of pressure release diary. It also seemed simple and logical to me to shift the focus of this site more heavily to my creative work and science fiction topics, seeing as it is the official site for my After Terra series.
More content for the After Terra codices and news about my next written works in the pipeline will follow in the future. In the meantime, please pardon my absence and my dust as I do some cleaning up and refining of the site.
Coming off the terrestrial spookiness of Halloween, my eyes return once more to the stars. In part to help celebrate Irish Book Week, in part to show off an updated look for my first novel, and thirdly, as a thank you, my way of giving back to those of you who support and appreciate the literary world, the digital version of my first novel, After Terra: Year 200, will be free on Amazon’s Kindle platform during November 3 and 4, 2018.
I realize that some of you prefer to read physical, rather than digital, copies of books, and that is totally understandable. If you don’t have a Kindle, I beseech you to pass on the word to those that do so they can score a free story, one I hope they will enjoy.
As always, reviews and shares are appreciated by any of those who read my work. I am now on goodreads.com as well as bookbub.com, so if you for some reason encounter any problems leaving feedback through Amazon, there are other options.
For those of you new to the After Terra series, and want a preview before downloading, please click the read more link below to sample the first chapter of Year 200. Thank you! (more…)
For a limited time only, the digital versions of my second and third novels In the Baron’s Shadow and Lunacy are listed at a special discounted price on Amazon.com.
If you are looking for more sci-fi for your reading diet, or have read my first book and are ready to see what happens next, now is a great chance to do so without losing too much out of your wallet.
Thanks to all of you who have supported me and continue to do so.
The past and the haunt called out to this traveler. What is there to learn from Loftus Hall? I can give you only some of the answers. The rest, we must explore together.
Introspection through reading and writing.
Despite many attempts to extinguish it throughout recorded history, pagan cultures, such as that of the Norse in Old World Scandinavia, endure today. This post explores the old Norse culture and mythology at an introductory level, as well as compares them to depictions in American popular culture.
The crew goes trick or treating in this oddball episode.