Shifting Loyalties: Cover Art and Pre-order

Shifting Loyalties: Cover Art and Pre-order

Big announcement! Shifting Loyalties: The Piero Codex Book Two is now available for pre-order on most major ebook retailers! Barb from CoverInked really stepped up her game on this cover, don’t you think? When it’s a matter of life and death, how do you know who to trust? Mack was never good at trusting people, even before he went underground hiding from the Seers Guild. But when the former love of Mack’s life (Marina) goes missing, and an unknown organization…

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Cursing Fate Cover Art! And a FREE offer!

Cursing Fate Cover Art! And a FREE offer!

Cursing Fate: The Piero Codex Book One, is now available for pre-order on most major ebook retailers! This is the first book in my urban fantasy thriller series, The Piero Codex. Books two and three will follow quickly in a rapid release schedule, so don’t worry, you won’t have to wait long to read the whole trilogy. I am unspeakably excited that my first book is finally available to the world. In fact, I’m so excited that you can call…

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The Worst Book I Will Ever Write

The Worst Book I Will Ever Write

Something I have been struggling with during the work on my (current) first novel is this: I am very likely producing the worst book I will ever write. Assuming I finish it — which given past history is not a foregone conclusion — suppose I find the whole thing too exhausting to do again? Having written only one, it would, by default, be the worst one (and the best I suppose). If I go on to write the second, I…

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A New Mission for Media

A New Mission for Media

Facilitate the flow of information to the point of its highest value. The media industry at large has lost its path. Most media companies are heavily tilted toward media as entertainment, rather than media as information. As a result, they are engaged in a digital race to the bottom, where falling ad CPM drives them to seek higher page view numbers on thinner margins, focusing on quantity rather than quality, on usage rather than utility. This has left a huge,…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As I write this, I sit in an apartment in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, just a few blocks from where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached to his congregation. I cannot express in words the gratitude I feel toward Dr. King and all the thousands of people who marched with him to demand equal rights for all Americans. Since its birth, America has been a nation that aspired to high ideals of equality, and since its birth, America…

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Component Contracts in Service Oriented Systems

Component Contracts in Service Oriented Systems

PRINCIPLE: Relationships must be governed by contracts that are monitored for performance. In order to build a reliable system that is composed of many services, we need to have some guidelines for making the services reliable, both in the technical sense, and in the more psychological sense of people having confidence that things will work. In a system of services, just like in a society, business relationships should be governed by contracts that are monitored for performance. Wherever a dependency…

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