Concept Art Friday—March 22, 2024

Concept Art Friday—March 22, 2024

I’ve been so preoccupied with the upcoming release of Secret Sky: The Young Universe that I’ve been neglecting other duties—this blog included. And so much good artwork is being created for this book that I wish I could share with you…but...
Learn. To. Code.

Learn. To. Code.

It’s an insult. It’s meant to belittle those who are already suffering. It is kicking people when they’re already down. It’s simplistic. It doesn’t translate to real-world situations. It ignores larger issues. It’s a band-aid....
Project S² Progress

Project S² Progress

It seems like only yesterday that I was hiding the title of my book, Advent 9. For a long time on this blog, it was known only as “Project A9”, which would not have been decipherable by people not in the know. This system of codenaming works particularly...
Project S² Progress

The Joy of Middle Grade

Hello, my name is Alan. And I’m a bad person. This is the part where you all say, “Hi, Alan!” I’m such a bad person that I published a book that is techically…*sigh*…a Young Adult novel! And that means my book can have moderate...
Old-school Magic

Old-school Magic

The word “Magic” is meaningless. Depending on the circumstances, it is used to describe one thing, many things, or nothing. I doubt there is any word in any language with less of a concrete definition. Breakfast cereals can literally be magic, and no one...