Monthly Archives: December 2014

THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE – A Free Holiday Short Story

Last Christmas, right when I was starting out on my journey as a full-time writer, I asked my wife what she wanted for Christmas. Her answer? I want an original David Bruns short story, written especially for me. The result … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: CHIMERAS by EE Giorgi

I was first introduced to the writing of EE Giorgi in the short story anthology, The Telepath Chronicles. I loved her use of language and sensory details. I got all that and more in her full-length debut novel, Chimeras: A Medical … Continue reading

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Unmasking our Beta Reader Superheroes

Welcome back to Two Navy Guys and a Novel, the blog series where you get to watch two ex-Navy officers co-write a military thriller. If you’d like to catch up on past episodes, check out our website. Ding-dong, the draft … Continue reading

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A Reading of THE YESTERDAY ADJUSTMENT

Last month I did my first-ever public reading as part of the annual Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers Local Author Showcase. I chose to read the first part of my Amish science fiction-time travel-spy story, The Yesterday Adjustment. Think James Bond meets … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Audiobooks for Indies by Simon Whistler

A few months ago, I got an out-of-the-blue email from a former business colleague asking how my writing career was going. He wanted to know when I was planning to release the audio version of my book. He explained that … Continue reading

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How Do You CO-WRITE a Book – Part 2

Welcome back to Two Navy Guys and a Novel, the blog series where you can watch two ex-Navy officers write a military-political thriller. We also answer the age-old question: how many officers does it take to write a book? Apparently, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: CONVICTION by Tammy Salyer

If you’re going to be insubordinate, at least have the guts to do it with conviction. Maybe not the smartest philosophy a soldier can adopt, but it’s made me the woman I am today. That’s the voice of Aly Erickson, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

I’m beginning to suspect there is something seriously wrong with my science fiction education. I’d never heard of this novel before it was recommended to me on a Facebook fiction forum about artificial intelligence. Thanks to editor Ellen Campbell for … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION – Chapter 1

Welcome back to Two Navy Guys and a Novel, the blog series where you get to watch two ex-Navy guys co-write a military-political thriller. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can get caught up on past episodes … Continue reading

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