Writing will always be a creative outlet for all my scientific ‘what-ifs’. As writers, we often deviate from the laws of science to suit the needs of our stories. This is largely unnecessary. Science can be twisted and molded until we have the desired effect, but once the laws of nature are broken, you lose what makes fiction so compelling and relatable. All it takes is thorough research and a bit of scientific curiosity to create fascinating worlds and characters without sacrificing believability.

This site is dedicated to writing with science in mind. Visit the blog page to see my latest posts.

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06/21/17– Writer’s Digest Books has just acquired World rights to publish Putting the Science in Fiction, edited by Dan Koboldt. I will have a chapter on Ecosystems and Life Support. Anticipated publication in Fall 2018.

06/16/17“Feldspar” is now published.

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05/26/17– I accepted the Jim Baen memorial Award at ISDC 2017 in St. Louis.


05/25/17– Interviewed in Baen Free Radio Hour podcast by Baen Senior Editor, Tony Daniel, and contest administrator William Ledbetter. Also present was contest runner-up, Stephen Lawson. Listen to the podcast: