How To Create An Alien Species In 3 Stages

It's Alien August over at SciFiIdeas.com — which means a whole month of extraterrestrial goodness invading their website, and dozens of science-fiction writers filing in their creature profiles to win the grand Alien August Competition. And — squee! — an autographed copy of my novel The Deep Link is part of their Prize Package! Isn't that awesome? Of course now is the perfect time to write a post …

5 Ways in which first contact with aliens might end in disaster

Nothing makes my neurons glitter more than first contact stories, or stories involving catastrophic relations between humans and aliens. I always wanted to write about a first contact gone wrong. That's why The Deep Link begins with a first contact disaster, but not because of some fundamental difference between humans and aliens. Because Taryn, my protagonist, is a reckless fanatic who just can't …

The Deep Link RELEASE DAY! + Excerpt and Signed Copy Giveaway

It's finally here: RELEASE DAY! The Deep Link is now available on Amazon! I've been looking forward to this day for so long, I'm almost at a loss what to say. Except, of course, YAAAY!!! Look, look: I made a book! 😀 Without sounding like an infatuated asshat, I'd love to thank a big bunch of extraordinary people, whose support …