My SW:TOR Consular Sage: Gaella

I have had the opportunity over the past couple of days to squeeze in some play on Star Wars: The Old Republic. There's a lot I have to say about this game, some good some bad. For the most part it is good. It is very story-oriented, which is what you expect from Bioware. As …

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Thoughts on Publishing

Today I have to work at The Observatory, which is fine because I like that job a lot. But as for my personal life I will be glad when these holidays are over and I can get back on a regular schedule around home. I have let some things lapse because other people have needed …

Obsessing Over a Written Story: a Creative Dead End

One of the things that discombobulates me about the holidays are all the little problems and speed bumps that crop up and get in the way of my writing. I will be glad when all these holidays are over and we get into next week so I can concentrate on the mundane aspects of writing. …

“Alpenglow” – New Haxan Story Coming Soon. Woot!

My new Haxan story "Alpenglow" will be released soon from Argo Navis Publishing. This is a dark fantasy/horror story about the Old West. An ancient trapper named Cesar Coffin comes unannounced out of Taos into the grinding maelstrom of Haxan. He has fresh scalps...and an even darker secret hidden in the fragments of his soul. …

Fishing the Styx – Coming Soon From Argo Navis Publishing (Update: Published!)

FISHING THE STYX by Kenneth Mark Hoover Copyright 2011 by Kenneth Mark Hoover Argo Navis Publishing “Hell is truth seen too late.”  —Thomas Hobbes 1. The Leviathan    Keep going, Sayeth the demon. Past the iron shore where pale arms whip the water into black foam. Through the blast furnace radiating from the crying walls …

EQMM February 2012 Cover and personal thoughts on writing….

Here is the cover of the February 2012 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in which my new Haxan story appears. Of course, I don't have the cover story, but this should help you locate the magazine on a newsstand or something if you go looking for it: I have been thinking about all the milestones we …

Hoo Boy, I Have A Lot To Do This Week

Yikes. I do have a lot to accomplish. But in front of all that is simple writing. I hope I can carve enough time out for that. Sometimes it's not just making yourself sit in front of the computer and working. Sometimes all kinds of other stuff gets in the way and holds you back. …