Author Archives: David Bruns

My (fictional) answer to climate change is underwater cities

Once upon a time I was a US Navy submarine officer. Those six years on active duty were packed with experiences that I mine every day in my life as a writer. Surprisingly, I’ve written very few submarine stories—until now. … Continue reading

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My Short Story “Dyad” Gets a Podcast Makeover

As I posted on my Facebook page earlier this week, I have good news and I have bad news. First the good: my short story “Dyad,” originally published in The Cyborg Chronicles, was sold to the StarShipSofa podcast who turned into … Continue reading

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PARADISI CHRONICLES: An Open Source Sci-Fi Universe

Another world. Another chance… In the last decades of the twenty-first century, seeking to escape a devastated Earth, ten families focus on constructing spaceships to colonize the world they call New Eden, in the Paradisi System. But the world they … Continue reading

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Writing a Novel About Terrorism: When Fiction Becomes Reality

When JR and I set out to write Jihadi Apprentice, we intended for it to be fiction–realistic fiction, mind you, but still fiction. Sometimes art imitates life and sometimes it’s the other way around. I explored what it means to … Continue reading

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Book Review: KING PESO by Carmen Amato

Grab a margarita and come on down to Acapulco . . . If you can take the heat. KING PESO, the latest Emilia Cruz mystery from author Carmen Amato, is a smart, fast police procedural with a spicy local flair. Detective … Continue reading

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New Release: JIHADI APPRENTICE by the Two Navy Guys

Last summer, after crowdfunding and publishing Weapons of Mass Deception, we started to think about a storyline for the sequel. We knew two things: (1) we wanted the sequel to feature the Minneapolis and (2) we wanted the topic to … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Crime Bookstore Presents JIHADI APPRENTICE

We are beyond happy that Minneapolis independent bookstore and literary landmark Once Upon a Crime is hosting our first-ever Book Launch Party for Jihadi Apprentice, the sequel to Weapons of Mass Deception. Not in Minnesota? Can’t make it? No problem … Continue reading

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Two Navy Guys and the Big Media Weekend

When it rains it pours, and there’s been a lot of rain here at Two Navy Guys HQ. Thing #1 – Book Signing this Saturday for Weapons of Mass Deception If you’re anywhere near Minneapolis this Saturday, April 23rd, JR … Continue reading

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How One Writer Raised $1100 for a Veterans’ Cause

Last month, while I was buried in a writing deadline, something remarkable happened. Author-editor Chris Pourteau handed a check for $1100 to Pets for Vets, a national non-profit that matches shelter animals with military veterans. Here’s the best part: the … Continue reading

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New Book Release Supports a Veteran’s Cause

New Release Tails of the Apocalypse The Walking Dead meets The Incredible Journey in this short story collection about beloved animals struggling to survive the end of the world. Brought to you by fourteen of today’s most exciting independent authors, … Continue reading

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