When Brisco County Jr. Met Watt O’Hugh

January 27, 2013. Twenty years back, I was a lawyer working at one of those huge firms where middle-aged men (like me) worked when they were twenty years younger than they are today. During one grueling week, I worked all night long, and then the next day, and then the next night, until the dawn … [Read more…]

Dragons Were Real

November 11, 2012. In my western science-fiction novel, The Ghosts of Watt O’Hugh, my eponymous hero and outlaw is camping out in the middle of Utah when a lizard flies across the night sky. A great lizard with “hundreds of scales on its body, the head of a camel, a demon’s eyes, a cow’s ears, … [Read more…]

Where have you gone, Elizabeth A. Lynn?

October 15, 2012. More than 10 years ago, the award-winning, acclaimed author Elizabeth A. Lynn wrote a truly great book called Dragon’s Winter, the first of a projected trilogy. In 2004, the second book came out, called Dragon’s Treasure, which served mostly as an intriguing set-up for what promises to be a spectacular conclusion to one of … [Read more…]

A Couple of Awards to Announce

The Indie Excellence Awards has named Watt O’Hugh the winner in the Fantasy Novel category, and the Next Generation Indie Awards has named it a finalist in the Action Adventure category. Thanks to both organizations for the recognition and the honor. Check out all the winners, and maybe read a book or two.

A Word of Thanks

I think it’s generally discouraged on GoodReads for authors to contact their readers directly and personally; so I just wanted to send out a word of thanks to everyone who has read my book, and especially to everyone who has rated or reviewed it, even if you’ve been critical. I’ve appreciated it. I will be … [Read more…]

How to be an Obsessive Compulsive Indie Author

So I wrote a science fiction western historical fantasy, The Ghosts of Watt O’Hugh, and according to the critics – those who have looked at it – it’s a good book. (Kirkus Reviewsnamed it as one of the best of 2011, as you may have heard me mention about a thousand times, if you are … [Read more…]

I’m an Indie Author ….?

I learned about a year ago that my mother’s grandfather – Professor Allen Johnson – was a prominent historian of the very early 20th century. His books – including a Jefferson biography – are still available in print on demand format from numerous venues, including one publisher aptly named “Forgotten Books”. He died in 1930, … [Read more…]