I received a package in the mail today, and lo and behold, it contained 20 copies of my new book, BECOMING!
I'll be shipping those out to everyone who's ordered one over the next few days. If you haven't purchased a copy yet, get on it! They're only $11.99 in my Store, and if you get BECOMING along with its predecessor, DISCOVERY, you can save a lot on the combined shipping.
Happy Friday! Here's episode 18 of my podcast.
(Sorry for the poor audio quality this week. My headset failed to work because of user error: I forgot to plug it in to my laptop before recording!)
0:50 50-Word Stories: Submissions, possible upcoming contest.
2:49 Losing Freight: Approaching the climax.
4:50 Special People: Comic progress, Hide and Seek.
8:06 Year of Stories: June, Quarter 2, and taking a break.
Leon the dragon returns today, in his second story.
Leon is a happy little fire-breathing dragon, but there's so much about the world that he doesn't know. When he makes a new friend, he learns that the world is much bigger than he ever thought, and it's filled with all kinds of interesting people!
This week you get three free short stories instead of just one! They all centre around the same character; meet Leon the dragon.
Here's the blurb for the first story in the series, Leon Meets a Mudge:
It's almost Leon the Dragon's birthday, when he will get to show everyone what colour fire he breathes! There's just one problem: he doesn't know how to breathe fire yet...
The Year of Stories is undergoing a bit of change.
I've decided not to offer individual short stories for sale anymore. I'll still be bundling together each month's worth of stories if you want to read them in advance of when they go up here on the site, but the amount of time and effort required to make them individually available has turned out not to be worthwhile, especially with a new baby taking up more of my time.
Don't worry; you'll still get a free short story every Monday! Today the offering is The Interno, a 1,700-word sci-fi comedy.
Dr. Graeme Carter and Dr. Jefferson Parkindale have been coworkers for many years, but lately Dr. Parkindale has been acting, well, a little more eccentric than usual. He smiles more, for one thing. In fact, he never seems to stop smiling anymore. Does the mysterious new Interno technology have something to do with it?