I’m sorry to see the passing of Sean Connery. He wasn’t my James Bond since I didn’t start watching them until Roger Moore. I saw the reruns with Sean Connery and was already ruined at that point. But I remember him in Outland, too. This movie received little acclaim, probably because the tropes were recycled […]
2020 can suck it. I’m staying out of the political firefights – no one wins in those. The end of the US election process can’t come soon enough and yes Facebook, by all that’s holy, I am going to vote. Stop sending me notices even though I opted out of them on the settings page. […]
I can’t do anything about COVID-19, but I can do something about books to read:) This isn’t a shameless plug, unless you don’t read, then I encourage you to get lost in a good book, any book. You can get a lot of entertainment at low to no cost. There is no more fertile world […]
My take on the great toilet paper run of 2020. I have twenty years in military intelligence followed by a career in business consulting (admittedly, as a lawyer) where I worked with human behaviors mainly, followed by a career as an author where I’ve published some 24 books in the post-apocalyptic genre. The bottom is […]
I was recently interviewed by KTVF-11 in Fairbanks. We talked for nearly an hour, mostly about the craft and discipline of writing, but all of that conversation hit the cutting room floor. The business side of being a self-published author made for the most compelling minute and a half. I’m happy to see that they […]
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A new short that is available now. It was in The Expanding Universe but that anthology has been unpublished, and this short story is now available separately. Information War The first casualty of war is the truth. Expect the same thing when it comes to meeting the first aliens. How will people respond? Power, opportunity, […]
We all get down. We all have successes, no matter how small. Finished that first chapter? That’s a win if it’s something you’ve never done before. Stuck halfway through your book? We’ve had that, too. Lamentations are sometimes good for the soul as long as it doesn’t become the story of your life. Find what’s […]
In reply to Does It Pay to Be a Writer? by Concepcion de Leon, Jan 5, 2019 I submit that there has never been a better time to be a writer. We have to highlight the change in the publishing landscape and the advances in opportunity between 2009 and 2017, most notably, the windfalls that […]
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Looks like my visa to Russia has been granted. We will be in Moscow for four days in July. I had to write a separate letter of explanation regarding my untimely departure back in 2001, but those were different times. It’s been 18 years. Big friendly handshake now 🙂 Park Pobedy, here we come. Mystically […]
Charlie No-Face is live! The Monster Case Files are a personal favorite of mine. We don’t have a great number of readers on board for this series and that is really disappointing because these are great tales written for people of all ages. Mysteries with a twist. Travel. Urban myths. Monsters and Ghosts. Who, what, […]
Craig here, coming to you from close to the Arctic Circle where false dawn is at 5AM now. Give it a few weeks and it’ll be closer to 4AM and it’ll be light by 5 as we wend our way inexorably toward our two months of perpetual daylight. We have new blackout curtains for the […]
It has turned cold afresh here in sunny Fairbanks. 14F yesterday morning with high winds. Even Phyllis didn’t want to be out in that. The trees and noise of the wind scare her. So we came back early from our walk. The northern lights were out again yesterday morning. That’s four mornings in a row. […]
Taylor Hart and I talk writing, indie publishing, the power of fans, and beta readers.
There have been TWENTY-TWO new Craig Martelle releases since December of 2018. You all got reading for days. Some books are sequels, but there are also a few brand new series to check out. Here’s a list of all the new titles that have come out in the last 4 months: Featured Series: The Warner […]
Craig Martelle and Michael Anderle talk advertising!