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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Coming in 2012

Well, 2011 was important because it was the first time any of my writings were distributed for public consumption ... and I put five out there: the four Lords of Kobol books (available for FREE here) and Displaced, a scifi/action/mystery novel of my own (available for 99¢ here if you use coupon code BY44W).

What's up for 2012?

Well, I'm currently writing my next novel.  I won't say much except that it's titled Diary of a Second Life.  I'll let you figure out what that means.  (It's not about cheating husbands.)

After that, an adult novel.  By "adult," I mean adult.

Maybe between the two or after, I'll get cracking on Lords of Kobol - Book Zero.

(Believe me, I'd love to do nothing but crank out books, BSG-related and otherwise, but I gotta try and pay the bills with a day job.)

There'll be plenty of non-book stuff both here on the blog and on my Twitter, too, of course.

In the meantime, Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Dorkmas Tree and the Star Trek Museum

I had some fun last week posting pics of my #Dorkmas tree on the Twitter.  I thought I'd post the pics here, with additions, as well as some pictures of my Dad's "Star Trek Museum."  (Click any of the pics to enlarge.)

First up, here's the JJ Enterprise, Thomas the Tank Engine and one of many Scarletts O'Hara my wife has:

Next, here's Lord Vader mere inches away from Yoda:

Clu's Light Cycle from Tron: Legacy near the USS Defiant:

Harry Potter and Superman:

Batman and Speed Racer:

Scooter (ornament circa 1979) checks out Scarlett's bustle:

Pewter Potter and little Godzilla:

Big Godzilla, with lights and sound:


The Battlestar Galactica (why not the Hallmark Cylon ornament?  Read this):

The One Ring:

And, finally, the whole tree:

I think you can guess which stocking is mine.

More after the JUMP:

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mapping "Displaced" Part II

My scifi-action-mystery novel Displaced is still out there (check it out HERE).  If you've read it, you've no doubt seen the relatively small, black-and-white map and chart at the end of the book.  Both are spoilery, so I'll be posting them after the JUMP.

First, here's the spoiler free, simple map of the Lee's farm you've seen before:

The others you can see after the JUMP.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mapping "Displaced"

If you've read my blog at all, you know I love mapping things.  As I did with Lords of Kobol, I mapped things out for Displaced, too.

Since the action takes place in and around the Lee family farm, I mapped out a rudimentary version of it and then later endeavored to make a final version.  For that, I turned to Google Earth.  I gathered various farm elements, trees, ponds, etc., and dragged the bits around until they matched my desires.  Here's the result:

From that, I created the final map as seen in the book, along with a font that is supposed to suggest that Wilson made this map himself:

In a week or so, I'll post a more spoilerific version of the final final map, as it appears at the end of the book, along with a size comparison chart.

If you haven't yet, download Displaced right here.  If you follow me on Twitter, you'll find a coupon that will let you download the novel for just 99¢.

Friday, December 2, 2011

"Displaced": DOWNLOAD NOW!

A Baltimore police officer awakens in his car, sitting atop a chunk of road in the middle of a cornfield. For the next several hours, he fights his way through strange creatures, meets up with odd companions, and comes under siege by terrifying beasts. 

Giant spheres of land dot the farm and great scoops of earth have been taken away. Animals that should not exist hunt the officer and his fellow survivors. Where is he? Where did these things come from? How can he get home? One man knows the answers but there's plenty he's not telling.

Displaced is an action-packed, sci-fi mystery that will keep you turning the page until the very end.

Price: 99¢

Download from Amazon HERE
Download from Smashwords (multiple formats) HERE
Download from iTunes HERE
Download from Barnes & Noble HERE
Download from Kobo HERE
Download from Inktera HERE


4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon
4.5 stars out of 5 on B&N
4.5 stars out of 5 on Goodreads

5 stars out of 5 on Kobo

"I bought this because I enjoyed the author's Lords of Kobol Battlestar Galactica books and I was surprised at how much I liked this one, too. Sometimes the action gets murky when you're keeping track of the cavemen and dinosaurs, but he makes it work out. And being from Balitmore, it was fun seeing the flashbacks with the main character."
-- MarcusMaximus

"Loved it! Well written and held my interest throughout the book. One of those hard to put down books that you wish would never end!"
-- Bernie

"I really enjoyed this book.  People and strange creatures displaced in time."
-- Doc

"Overall enjoyed reading it and didn't put it down for long. Time travel is always interesting so I enjoyed the author's take on it."
-- Dan C

"This was a very unique story. Read it in a few hours. I loved the mix of characters. Take cavemen, whales, dinosaurs and two men from the future, a few other surprises, drop them into 1940s Georgia get a fun read with a true ending. No hangers, just an entertaining book from start to finish."
-- Jeanine S

"A very quick read. Lots of action with dinosaurs, a robot and other crazy things. I was surprised at how invested I became in the cavemen who have their own language. The ending isn't really a surprise but it was fun to get there anyways."
-- Anonymous


Mapping part 1 and mapping part 2

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Displaced: Chapter One

My new book goes live on Monday, December 5.  Without giving much away, it's science fiction.  Kind of a mystery.  Lots of action.  I'll have more details about it and its making in the coming weeks along with some maps and charts, of course, but for right now, here's the first chapter after the JUMP.