The up to Chapter 17 alpha edits on TINSEL RAIN are done!

Seven chapters to go! I’m hoping to have TINSEL RAIN ready for the beta readers by Saturday. It can’t hurt to have as much time as possible, right?

I’ve noticed that the edits are not as, ah, ubiquitous as last time. Or should that be omnipresent? This gives me hope that my writing has improved since then…


Finished Chapter 13 of TINSEL RAIN Alpha Edits!

This is going faster than I thought it would, thankfully. At this rate, I’ll have it all done by the weekend and then I can track down the TINSEL RAIN beta readers to get things done on schedule. God willing and the crick don’t rise, at least.

I also have to recalculate the Kickstarter start date, so that it’s going on during Farpoint. Still vending at that con!

Alpha reader revisions of the first two chapters of TINSEL RAIN done!

…Damn, I forget how long these take. And how weirdly tiring they are. But they gotta get done.

While you’re waiting for me to finish my next novel, why not read FROZEN DREAMS, my first one? It’ll be fun! It’ll also make it easier for me to be able to pay for more books.

Continue reading Alpha reader revisions of the first two chapters of TINSEL RAIN done!


Mostly, that I’ve gotten up to Chapter 13 back from my alpha reader (about half, in terms of wordcount). The current plan is to chew through the edits thus far this weekend, killing a darling in the process. I have been persuaded that it, while good, simply does not work when it’s being said by the character in question.

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See what people are saying about FROZEN DREAMS!

The TINSEL RAIN Kickstarter starts in six weeks, so it’s time to remind folks about FROZEN DREAMS. See this blurb? It’s a great blurb:

  • “Elaborate, strange and unpredictable, Moe has created a vivid world that feels as if Mickey Spillane and J.R.R. Tolkien went out drinking and merged their mindsets in a buzzed brainstorming session. Snarky, smart, and fast-moving, all served up in rat-a-tat-tat tough guy patter. If Sam Spade played Dungeons and Dragons, it would turn out something like Frozen Dreams.”- Jim Geraghty, author of The Weed Agency and Between Two Scorpions

And, from the reviews:

Continue reading See what people are saying about FROZEN DREAMS!

Speaking of beta readers…

…I’m going to need some for TINSEL RAIN. You wouldn’t get the draft until February at the earliest, and turnaround time on it would be about a month (although there’s flexibility, there: the limiting factor for publishing this book is cash flow). Leave a comment or email me if you’re interested.


PS: I’ve also decided to take the rest of the month off from working on GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND. I’ve been novel-writing constantly for two straight months; I can afford to take off from that for two weeks. This is supposed to be fun, not mildly oppressive.

I need opinions on the new Kickstarter.

The TINSEL RAIN (sequel to FROZEN DREAMS: buy it now!) won’t be happening until March, but I’m working on setting it up now. My question is: I plan to offer signed copies of my other books as incentives. Should I do them as add-ons, or different tiers? The advantage of tiers is, I can combine shipping and handling costs; the advantage of add-ons is, it’ll make for a cleaner display. I’m not wedded to either tactic, so opinions welcome.


Announcement: the TINSEL RAIN Kickstarter will take place on March 1st.

Happy New Year!

I am pleased to announce that with the new year will come TINSEL RAIN, the sequel to my first novel FROZEN DREAMS. Set in the magical Kingdom of New California, Tom Vargas is back, and trying to Clear a Case full of dead mages, exploding artifacts, murky motivations, and rampaging constructs. Oh, and the Universal Dominion’s sent a new ambassador. That’s always fun.

The Kickstarter starts March first: further details will be given, closer to the date. I can say that the cover’s done and the first draft has been sent to the alpha reader. This book is coming out this year, knock on wood and the creek don’t rise. The Kickstarter is just going to help determine when TINSEL RAIN comes out this year.

Hope to see you on March 1st! …And before then, too. Obviously.