New DirectionAll BlogsIRL
February 18, 2021

A New Direction for 2021 and Beyond

Now that I've laid the foundation for the Subsumption Series blog, it's time to go narrower and deeper (that's what she said) on the content. That doesn’t negate the possibility…
Audiobook AnnouncementAll BlogsIRL
January 22, 2021

Audiobook Announcement & Early Access

Continuing with the auditory theme of our last blog, I’m excited to announce the coming release of audiobooks for the three existing titles in the Subsumption Series! At the time…
Sounds of SubsumptionAll BlogsIRL
January 7, 2021

The Sounds of Subsumption

As I previously pointed out in the Red Herrings and Inspiration post, music has been (and continues to be) a major source of inspiration for the entire Subsumption Series. Given…
Bills StudentsAll BlogsCharacters
December 17, 2020

A Pack of Praetors – Bill’s FACT Students

One of the first things the Federation did after their arrival was to establish a higher-education alternative. This Federation Acculturation and Cooperation Tract (FACT) relies on Connectors like Bill Martin…
Twin WolvesAll BlogsCharacters
December 3, 2020

The Twin Wolves – Velia & Virgil

Immediately after the last blog about secondary characters, I received a few (polite but insistent) emails pointing out that while Velia Wolf and Virgil Wolff may be secondary characters in…
Secondary CharactersAll BlogsCharacters
November 19, 2020

A Sample of Secondary Characters

This week will start the first of a multi-part dive into the lesser featured, but incredibly important, characters of the Subsumption Series.
dappAll BlogsFutureIRLTechnology
November 12, 2020

Immutability & the Subsumption dApp

Subsumption is now one month old, and the launch has exceeded my wildest expectations both in terms of sales and critical reception (thank you to everyone who’s left a review…
InspirationAll BlogsIRL
November 5, 2020

Red Herrings and Inspiration

For the last three thousand years, the sentiment that “there’s nothing new under the sun” has been repeated ad nauseam. I tend to agree with the idea, but then again,…
Subsumption Series RoadmapAll BlogsIRL
October 28, 2020

The Subsumption Series Roadmap

As readers consume and complete Subsumption I’ve been asked how it relates to the other books I have available on Amazon (some of which are also available to download for…
Subsumption TechnologyAll BlogsTechnology
October 22, 2020

Tour de Force of Subsumption’s Technology

If you read the Author’s Note for Subsumption, also available in blog form, you know that technology is one of the main columns supporting the story (the other is social…
Writing SubsumptionAll BlogsIRL
October 14, 2020

Why I Wrote Subsumption

This is an exciting blog because it comes during the week of Subsumption’s global release! Today will be a bit different for two reasons : (1) it’s going to be…
Monica EamesAll BlogsCharacters
October 8, 2020

The Amorous Ally – Monica Eames

Monica is a material girl living in a material world, though she’s not much of a Madonna fan. Before Zero Day (a term she coined, BTW), Monica filled her life…
Antony AdamsAll BlogsCharacters
October 1, 2020

The Gifted Guardian – Antony Adams

“Shout and cheer, Antony’s here!” Marcus’s older brother is a lot of things: Academic superstar turned valedictorian who graduated in five years with a double major in economics and computer…
Dianna KosAll BlogsCharacters
September 24, 2020

The Strong Shapeshifter – Dianna Kos

Depending on who you ask, you’ll get wildly different descriptions of Dianna Kos. To her adoring boyfriend, Marcus, she’s the most ambitious woman he’s ever met (excluding his mother, may…
Jordan KilravockAll BlogsCharacters
September 17, 2020

The Trusty Trickster – Jordan Kilravock

Some say paranoia is total awareness, and Jordan Kilravock agrees. In fact, Marcus’s best friend embraces that phrase so completely that he added it to the tapestry of tattoos covering…
Brad & Hi!-DAll BlogsCharacters
September 7, 2020

The Shadow & The Harold – Brad & Hi!-D

An alien and his artificial intelligence sidekick walk into a bar … the punchline being the bar is on the University of Utah campus, so no drinking is allowed. If…
Bill MartinAll BlogsCharacters
September 3, 2020

The Magical Mentor – Bill Martin

Even before the earliest written records, a wise elder figure has been a standard part of human stories. These archetypal sages typically possess magical powers or the support of a…
Marcus AdamsAll BlogsCharacters
August 27, 2020

The Chosen One – Marcus Adams

No one is born knowing they’ll save the universe one day, but for Marcus Winthrop Adams, that’s the reality as he enters adulthood. For reasons the Federation has yet to…
Federation & ConfederationAll BlogsSpace
August 25, 2020

A Galactic War Front Is Moving Towards Earth

With the arrival of the alien Federation on January 1, 2021, humanity gets a final answer to whether we’re alone in the universe. But the revelation is a double-edged sword…