Infected Universe Short – The Crawl

This is a small story involving Grey and Scott, two of the Seattle Falcons hockey team from the Infected series. If you’ve never read those stories, you can follow this, which is just a little character piece during a night out on the town. I just thought we could all use a little something nice, since reality’s been really shitty lately. ** The Crawl Scott started this thing a couple of years ago, so it was weird to call it a tradition. But it kind of was anyway. Before the grueling training for hockey season began – and that window grew ever shorter, especially if you were in the pros – they all got together for what was essentially a marathon of drinking and eating foods they couldn’t touch while on a training regimen. Not that Grey worried...

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To Patreon or Not To Patreon – One Writer’s Thoughts

Making a living as an artist is really hard, guys. Unless you’re Stephen King or the Fifty Shades of Gray lady – forgot her name, and don’t care enough to Google it – you need at least one day job, and possibly two, to make ends meet. In other words, it’s hard out here for a book pimp. (I apologize.) One answer has been Patreon, a service that allows all sorts of artists to set up subscriptions to their work. It’s a neat service, and I think it’s helping a lot of artists. I have considered joining it. Let me tell you why I haven’t. I couldn’t get past the fact that there are a lot of readers out there who simply can’t afford to do that. Although Patreon tiers can be small – Dave Kellet, the web cartoonist, has twenty five cent tiers, which is...

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A writing preview …

If you’d like to read a chapter of my Social Justice Warriors superhero thing, I have it posted under updates on my Clarion page. https://www.clarionwest.org/members/aspeed/

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Fourth of July sale!

All e-books at DSP and Dreamspinner Press are $4 today! Including my catalog. If you’re missing some titles, now may be the time to catch up. My stuff.

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Soundtrack time!

Holden: Throwaways isn’t out until very early next year, but I thought you’d give a taste of it … musically. Holden: Throwaways Soundtrack, Part 1 from notmanos on 8tracks Radio.

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