My next Star Wars novel announced — Lords of the Sith

My next Star Wars novel was announced today (press release here).  This is the cover.  Just.  Look.  At.  It.


Now, I actually wanted to title the novel, “Force Lightning, Mofos!” but that idea was not well received.  🙂

A blurb from Del Rey:

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely solely on each other, Read the rest


Twitter Discourse on the Financial Realities of Midlist Writing

money_36d31So, I recently went on in a, well, let’s call it a somewhat wordy series of tweets about writing and money and my experience with those subjects.  I know talking about filthy luchre is sometimes considered gauche or boastful (I don’t make enough for it to be the latter!), or what-have-you.  But a fair number of folks seemed interested in the information, particularly new and aspiring writers, so I compiled the substance of those tweets … Read the rest


The Supreme Court: Some thoughts on McCutcheon v. FEC

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASCOTUS just handed down McCutcheon, on the all too usual 5-4 basis, striking down aggregate limits in campaign contributions. You can read the opinions here, but I’ll paraphrase Roberts’ opinion: “One dollar, one vote, bitches! Next case!”

I keed. It’s actually a fairly strong opinion, and this comes from someone who’s sympathetic to the notion that money has outsize influence in our politics.

I read Breyer’s dissent and, well, it’s not as strong. And … Read the rest