$1.99. Yes.

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All novels have been reduced to $1.99 for the holidays.  So go get some books, people.

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Steven Lyle Jordan

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Bernal SphereAuthor of multiple award-winning science fiction novels, featuring realistic science, mature themes and incredible adventure!

Available in ebook formats at Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.

On Facebook: stevenlylejordan

On Twitter: @Steven_L_Jordan (#BringTheFuture)

aka Desperate Author’s Day

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small business saturday Nov 29 2014So, you’ve just thanked the heavens for all the things you’ve got… then prepped yourself to run out and buy even more stuff at the big box stores?  Well, if you have any energy (and stamina) left, give a thought to Small Business Saturday, when all small, family-owned and local businesses hope for some spending love.  And what business is smaller than the (a-hem) independent author? Continue reading

Jurassic World promises to be a… horserace?

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Yes, the first trailer for Jurassic World has been released!

And as much as I enjoyed it, I got the greatest kick out of what we saw at the end:

Jurassic raptor race
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“The two types” of writers?

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Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith

I was just linked to an article by Mary Popova on author Zadie Smith, and her comments on the Psychology of the Two Types of Writers.  It’s a great read, mainly to gain an understanding of how Zadie herself works, and how she sees the authors who work in a different manner than herself, in creating a novel.

Though I enjoyed the article, I must admit to my own subconscious red flags waving as soon as I saw the title of the piece.  Not long after I dived in, I found:

Smith begins by proposing the two psychological profiles into which all writers fall — a dichotomy reminiscent of Italo Calvino’s hedgehog-versus-fox classification system of writerly personalities.

Reading further, I confirmed my own suspicions: That the two psychological profiles that Smith proposes encompasses “all writers”… do not happen to include me.

So, I would respectfully like to submit that there is another, equally valid psychological profile for writers, the profile which does, in fact, encompass writers like me: That of the Craftsman. Continue reading

Pre-order “Heroes!”

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HEROES anthology coverSilence in the Library Publishing has issued pre-order details for Heroes!, the superhero anthology book that will contain one of my short stories, The Never-Ending Battle.

My story will be among many short stories from a notable list of authors, including the late Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Gail Z. Martin, Jean Rabe, John Kovalic, Alan Dean Foster, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Janine K. Spendlove, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Dylan Birtolo, Donald J. Bingle, Sheryl Nantus, Sarah Hans, Daniel Myers, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Jennifer Brozek, Gregory A. Wilson, Bryan Young, Addie J. King, Aaron Rosenberg, R.T. Kaelin, Jaym Gates, Steven Saus, Tracy Chowdhury, and Kelly Swails.  Continue reading

Promo art in the works

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Human Beings aren't always flesh and blood. Sarcology, available now.You may have noticed the promo art for one of my novels on the left of the page.  I have now created six, and may do more, that I can use online or in print projects as needed.

The first six—for Verdant Skies, Sarcology, As the Mirror Cracks, Worldfarm One, Chasing the Light and The House of Jacquarelle—were relatively easy, as they lent themselves to nice, easily-presented blurbs.  The others will require a bit more work, and possibly new art (as used for Sarcology), so they may take a bit longer to design and produce.  You’ll be seeing them here, and on other sites that I frequent.

If you see one you like, feel free to share it with others; they look great on social media.  Summer’s not over… someone you know must need some good books to read on vacation!