Friday, May 31, 2013


Today was a busy day.

I did some writing on my Fight Card novel, Barefoot Bones, some promoting, and some other writing-related work. Plus, The Big Bad: An Anthology of Evil was released for Kindle today and an interview with me was posted on-line to boot.

Whew. You can see links to all of that in the posts below if you'd like to check it out.

More work on Friday before heading off to Con Carolinas on Saturday and the Marietta Comic Con on Sunday. Looks to be a busy weekend too. However, it’s going on 3 a.m. so I think it’s time to call it a night.

Until tomorrow…



Author Lisa M. Collins interviewed me for her blog. It was a fun chat.

You can check it out here.

Thanks again, Lisa.



Dark Oak Press’s The Big Bad: An Anthology of Evil is now available on Amazon for your Kindle. Created and edited by authors John G Hartness and Emily Lavin Leverett, The Big Bad Anthology features stories from a host of authors (will post a full list as soon as it becomes available).

About The Big Bad: An Anthology of Evil:
Everybody loves bad guys, and these are some of the baddest of them all. Forget the rules. There aren't any heroes. No one is going to save you from the wickedness in the darkness. Monster hunters can easily become the hunted. Twisted perverts can find themselves on the receiving end of their own deviant desires. No matter how big and bad someone or something may be, there is always something bigger and badder just waiting. Even the classics like a dragon, werewolf, or supernatural being can fall victim to something even more evil. Take a peek, if you dare, inside the malevolent world of super-villains, monsters, demons and just plain evil folk. Be careful, what you see there might be disturbingly familiar...

My story in this volume is called “Lowlife.”
When Jack Sebastian walked out of prison there was nothing waiting for him but a long stretch of empty road and a long walk in triple digit temps under a blazing sun. When the old man offered him a ride he dared not refuse. That decision was the start of the longest ride of Jack Sebastian’s life.

The Big Bad: An Anthology of Evil is now available on Amazon for your Kindle. Get your copy here for only $2.99.

The official launch of The Big Bad: An Anthology of Evil will be this weekend at Con Carolinas in Charlotte, NC. Several of the authors will be on hand for the weekend. I will be there on Saturday to share in the festivities.


Thursday, May 30, 2013


Cover A: Paul Niemeyer
Art: Reno Maniquis
I didn't work on the first issue of Moonstone Books' new Domino Lady/Sherlock Holmes mini series, which is written by New York Times Bestselling Author Nancy Holder with art by Reno Maniquis and colors by James Brown. The cover is by Paul Niemeyer.

However, I did co-author the second issue with Nancy Holder, which picks right up where issue #1's cliffhanger ending leaves off. Issue #2 should be available a month from now.

About Domino Lady/Sherlock Holmes #1 (of 2):
Join NY TIMES best-selling author Nancy Holder in this 2-part murder mystery set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt!

Cover B: Paul Niemeyer
Domino Lady and Sherlock Holmes team up to solve the riddle of the Sphinx…ok, not really, but they do solve this riddle of passion, identity, and antiquity!

Domino Lady/Sherlock Holmes #1 comes with 2 covers.
Check out the standard cover here. $3.99
Check out the logo free variant cover here. $5.99

Pasted below are a couple of pages from the book as well. Click for a larger view.


Art: Reno Maniquis

Art: Reno Maniquis

Issue #2 cover art: Mark Sparacio - coming soon

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Not that they informed me ahead of time so I could pass it along, but it looks like Amazon has a lot of titles on sale at the moment, including several of mine.

If you've ever been interested in trying some of my books, saving an extra 10%  can't hurt. You can learn more about the various books I worked on in the tabs above.

Please visit my Amazon Author Page here for all the sale items.

Thanks and happy reading.


Earth Station One Episode 165 – On The Road with ESO

Phantom Troublemaker auditions for the role of The Doctor's enemy, The Master. 

The Earth Station One crew attended two very cool conventions over the Memorial Day weekend. Mike Faber and Jennifer Hartshorn were guests at TimeGate along with fellow ESO Network personalities Dr. Scott (Doctor Geeks Laboratory), Jason and Rita (Transmissions from Atlantis), Debbie Viguie (The Thirteenth Hour), and Phantom Troublemaker (Earth Station Who). They found time to interview the amazing Moxie Magnus and there’s a rumor going around that they even met (and wrestled with) a Doctor! Meanwhile, Mike Gordon and the award-winning author Bobby Nash crossed state lines for the Alabama Phoenix Festival, where they met up with Joe Crowe (RevolutionSF podcast) and finally tied Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket podcast) to The Geek Seat!

As if that wasn't enough, Mike F., Bobby, and Jen attended the Atlanta premiere of Now You See Me, a new movie opening May 31. We give a spoiler-free review of the movie. Here's a hint: we liked it.

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: On The Road with ESO at
Direct link:

Table of Contents
ESO at the movies
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:05:32 mini movie review of “Now You See Me”
0:15:13 Geek Seat w/Van Allen Plexico
0:24:08 On The Road at Alabama Phoenix Festival & TimeGate
1:04:19 The ESO Khan Report
1:10:31 ESO Shout Outs
1:16:11 Show Close

Next on Earth Station One...

Disaster strikes the station.

The Earth Station One crew fights for survival against impossible odds as they brave the perils of disaster fiction. From novels to movies, to TV, to theme park rides, ESO looks at some of our favorite disaster stories. And it just wouldn’t be ESO without the ever-popular Rants and Raves, Shout Outs, and Khan Report. It’ll be a fun time. Join us won’t you?

As always, ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite disaster stories? Share your favorites with us at,, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We would love to hear from you. Who knows, we might just read yours on the show.

Next week: disaster strikes!


This week, Van Allen Plexico is a guest at the 2013 Alabama Phoenix Festival and spends some time with several other notables in attendance-- Bobby Nash, Sarah White, Sean Taylor, Doc Osborn, Mike Gordon, and David Wright-- discussing what they're up to and what they think about the Festival. A good time is had by all! So load up on Zaxby's and grab a seat in the Cahaba Center--good times await!

You can listen to White Rocket 025: Alabama Phoenix Festival now at

The White Rocket episode is available via iTunes (subscribe and don’t miss an episode!) or you can visit the podcast site at
The White Rocket Books page at

Part of The ESO Podcast Network.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Not literally, of course. Although, I love a good beach trip and I am sadly long overdue for one.

I worked up some new ads and thought I'd share them here.
I thought these novels might make for good beach reading.



UPDATE: In addition to creating ads I also got some writing done today. More tomorrow, but since it's after midnight I think it's time for a break. Whew.

Monday, May 27, 2013


Bobby's table

Bobby was on hand for the 2013 Alabama Phoenix Festival in Birmingham, Alabama on May 24 - 26.

I cannot say enough good things about this convention or the people who run it. There are a lot of cons out there that could learn a thing or two about running a show from Tim, Steve, Stan, and their team. These guys know how to take care of their guests and make sure everyone is taken care of and that anything we need we're covered. I've worked cons where I never even see the people running it. At least once a day (usually more) I saw all of them, not to mention Maree, who handles the marketing. Just a great group.

As for Friday night, oh my goodness, I cannot remember the last time I laughed that much. And, as so many things are, it's all Sean Taylor's fault. If you've not seen the footage from the author guests doing Who's Line Is It Anyway? you will if you keep scrolling. Van, Sean, myself, and the other guests might right fools out of ourselves... and loved every minute of it. On Saturday, we performed the old time radio show, X-1. That was another fun panel too.  However, I am beginning to grow concerned that Sean keeps assigning me female roles to perform.

All in all, this con was aces. I'm going through the photos now and will have something posted to my website sometime today. I had a great time. Thanks to all who came out to the show and said hello.

Here a few photos.

Learn more about The Alabama Phoenix Fest at


It just wouldn't be a convention without a little tomfoolery, or in our case, seanfoolery(TM).

Sean Taylor

Bobby's table
Van Allen Plexico
Van and the Avengers Jeopardy winner
Rick Johnson
Madman with a box

So adorable. "Drink me" before and after.

Bobby's table o' books

ESO listener Mike Seals and his son

Sean Taylor made a wonderful new friend
The Author's Marketing Panel

This is just trouble waiting to happen.

Bobby in black

Who ya gonna call?

Don't call her "Princess Cupcake"

We had several time travel options this weekend

Heroes assemble

Legendary comic creator and funny guy, Allen Bellman

Mike "Howdy" Gordon

Charis Taylor and her assistant/brother Evan Taylor

Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor were joined by authors Charis Taylor (yeah, they're related) and Van Allen Plexico.

Bobby, Charis, Sean, & Van.

Sean Taylor hosted the evening festivities as Van Allen Plexico, Kimberly Richardson, Allan Gilbreth, Allen Hammack, M.B. Weston, and Bobby Nash were tortured, tormented, and embarrassed. Rumor has it that Sean has started sleeping with one eye open after this event.

Thanks to Mike Gordon for the photos.

Want proof of just how much fun we had? Let's go to the tape!
Just click the link for the goodies.

Sean and Bobby were joined by writing duo L.R. Barrett-Durham and E.G.Glover. They discussed writing as a team and their respective projects. Sean and Bobby shared the story of how they created The Ruby Files.

Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor at Alabama Phoenix Festival

Yes. Bobby talks with his hands.

Good friends Josh and Ali had their wedding in front of the TARDIS to a packed house of family and friends. Congratulations to them both.

You may kiss the bride
You can watch it here.
And the local news covered it too. Click here to see that story.

Congratulations to Josh and Ali.

While there, Bobby and Sean couldn't help but take this photo with the stand up of their friend, Geoffrey Gwin, accompanied by their signature line, of course. If you've ever been to this show, you've probably heard the story. If not, ask Sean or Bobby next time you see them at a show.

And finally, just a few other shots from the weekend.

The Gwin gets no respect.

Evan fears The Gwin!

We're popping out for dinner. Be back 5 minutes ago.

Avengers Jeopardy

Avengers Jeopardy

Avengers Jeopardy

A ghostly Ghostbuster

Gil Gerard doing his best Geoffrey Gwin impression

Daniel Emery Taylor

Jim O'Rear

Allan Gilbreth, M.B. Weston, and (oh, her name escapes me at the moment)

Charis Taylor... and unidentified fan. :)

Mike Gordon

Patrick Giles

Geoffrey Gwin

This blog needs more Geoffrey

James and Jennifer Hill

Lysa Shin and Abigail Beerman

Sam Flegal

Rick Johnson

I told him to pose like Superman. He was a bit shy.

Chris Fason.

Time to go home. My ride's here.

Thanks again to the staff, crew, and all involved with the Alabama Phoenix Festival. A special shout out to Steve, Tim, Stan, and Maree for taking such good care of us. You put on a great show.