GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND is now on Kindle Unlimited out of sheer SPITE.

Why? Because I just spent the last two hours pounding my head against Barnes & Noble. It hates every format that isn’t Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word forgets to tell you that its web version can’t do section breaks, and Microsoft’s app version would cost me $70 bucks a year. You want to know why you can’t crack the [expletive deleted] independent e-book market, Barnes & Noble? This is precisely why you can’t crack it. Amazon wants my [expletive deleted] book, and Nook does not.

You know what? To Hell with it. GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND is now Kindle-exclusive, and it will be on Kindle 99 cent sale next month (the earliest I can do it). Suck on THAT, Barnes and Noble.



Guess I’m selling it at Stellar Con, then.

GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND is now my fourth novel, which is just a little surreal. It’s also a departure from what I’ve been doing so far, so I’m more than a little nervous for it. I hope people like it…


GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND is now available in paperback! (Hint: buy it!)

I guess it’s official: I have written and published four novels. Four! Bizarrely, I mildly hope this is making somebody out there vaguely nervous. I’m not entirely sure why.

At any rate: I will likely not have GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND available at Stellar Con, but DoxaCon’s looking good for that. I’m also going to have to redesign my table layout. Four novels, five chapbooks, and a short story collection takes up a bit of space, and it’s only going to get larger as the years go on. Maybe I should get one of those shelf thingies…


Now is the time to read *and review* GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND!

The print version of GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND is off for review, and hopefully it’ll be approved in the next couple of days. Equally hopefully, I’ll have copies for Doxacon. In the meantime: once you’re done with the book, don’t forget to review it on Amazon and Goodreads! Reviews (and ratings) are the lifeblood of modern authors. The more there are, the more interest is taken in the book. The more interest is taken, the better the sale numbers — which is how you get authors to get more books published. ‘Tis the Circle of Print, although hopefully with fewer dead zebra.

Moe Lane

GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND now available for Kindle pre-order!

It drops Saturday. Just in time for Fright Reads!

Science Fiction! Horror! Adventure!

Something murdered the Galaxy. There was no warning, no explanation, and no mercy… except for humanity. Humans were the only sapients spared, and nobody knows why. Now Earth and her colonies gingerly explore the Tomb Worlds, picking through the ruins of dead civilizations for answers, or at least treasures. The researchers sent out can bring back wonders. If they survive.

Pamela Tanaka is the Chief Pilot for a research outpost on the terrifyingly comfortable world of One-Eighteen, and she is precisely where she wants to be. But when madness, murder, and mass sacrifice profane her chosen home, she must search for answers on her own – but not “before it’s too late.” Everybody who goes to the Tomb Worlds knows ‘too late’ has already come and gone.

You can pre-order GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND here.


Just got back the second and final round of edits on GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND. My editor informed me that there were parts of it that she wished she hadn’t read before bed, so I’m going to score that as a good omen for a science fiction horror novel. I plan to spend the rest of the evening burning through them, and making what changes were necessary. They should just be hyphenation, typos, and my personal nemesis: semicolons. Although it’s a relief to just let a copyeditor flag those.

Now comes the processing work. I will not have the book ready for Fright Reads, but I might be able to get the Kindle version published by then. Thoughts on doing that, or waiting until the paperback is proofed to release the book? I already know that GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND will not be on Kindle Unlimited. I want to see what the alternate revenue streams look like on this one.

Busy couple of days either way.

Up to Chapter 6 on the GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND pass-through!

It’s going much faster, because thankfully typos and flaws do not actually breed when you’re not looking. That’s just a myth that writers tell people because we don’t want to explain that staring at text is hard. It’s particularly hard when you have to force yourself to remember the text that you’re staring at is not necessarily the text that you have in your head…

Anyway, the pass-through continues. Soon I will have a good idea of a release date. Soon.

Prepare yourself for GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND by buying COVENANTS!

COVENANTS: FOUR TALES OF AGREEMENTS has a story set in the same science fiction / horror universe (“Tour of Duty”) as my upcoming novel GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND. Also check out “Notes from the 2078 United Nations Antarctic Archaeological Survey” on Kindle Vella. Between the two, you should be able to get a feel for the world of the novel. Also, I get money. Win-win!