Who is this guy?


I’m on the verge of being an empty nester, and I like to write fiction. This blog is to share ideas with readers and writers. I have a decent body of work on Amazon, and I hope you’ll check some of them out. They are all speculative fiction, but seem to stay closest to science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy.

I have other interests that may sneak in from time to time. I like the great outdoors and all it has to offer. Morels and huckleberrys are particularly fun. I once caught and released a 7 foot white sturgeon from the Snake River.

I’ve posted using categories to make everything easier. They work like this.

Writing: This is me talking about writing, asking questions, or discussing my projects.

Blogging: When I figure something out, it will go here. There might be something about my number of followers, or a new milestone. I tend to follow those people who interact in the comments.

Muse: This one gets pretty crazy. This is where I consult with my Muse, Lorelei. It involves some of the characters from my books.  There are a few characters that are unique to the blog too, like a raven named Doubt. I try to make it about writing, and there are sometimes subtle lessons included. New  readers will appreciate the Entertaining Stories Primer.

Short Stories & Vignettes: Sometimes I get fully detailed scenes from my Muse. This is how my stories are born. If I have a good one, I’ll post about it. Some of them might turn into books, some won’t. I have a plan to post some micro fiction here too. If this stuff interests you, check out the category on the sidebar.

The Idea Mill: I post about things I find online that fuel my imagination. Push feeds make this easy, and when something is particularly interesting I save it for one of these posts. These are the kind of ideas that could fuel an entire novel, or add an element to something you’re in the process of drafting. I may include some of them in my stories, I may not. Let me know if something here fuels your imagination.

Lisa Burton Radio: This is the newest category. The main character from my first book is Lisa Burton. She’s a robot, and makes regular appearances on this blog, usually under the Muse category. In early 2015 I decided to make her into the spokesmodel for this blog. There are posters, free paper dolls, and she started making guest appearances on other blogs. As her popularity grew, I decided she could interview the characters of other authors to help them promote their stories.

Lisa Burton

Note: After running a show per week, for over two years, Lisa Burton Radio has been retired. The posts are still available out of respect to Lisaโ€™s guests. If you click the category in the sidebar you can find them all. Lisa is still working as my PA and spokesmodel.

Uncategorized: This is where everything else goes. I might post about fishing, gathering wild morels, sourdough, or anything else that strikes me.

I try to keep my two most recent titles in the sidebar with direct purchase links. There is a slideshow with all my covers, and they are all available through my Amazon author site. That is also linked in the sidebar.

My books are all e-books. Don’t panic if you don’t have a Kindle. Amazon provides a free app for almost every electronic device in existence. I included a link at the top of my sidebar to make it easy for you.

Come on in, it’s fun here.

P.S. I am declaring this to be an award free blog. I appreciate your finding me worthy, but your comments are enough.


168 responses to “Who is this guy?

  1. Interesting start… You definitely sound like a writer to me… That’s enough for me to try and attempt to understand the nuts and screws that make a most of your thoughts..

    Looking forward to reading you thoughts.. Maybe it will inspire me to get my thoughts down in a blog..

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  3. Hey there Craig, just randomly found your blog! When you get a chance, come visit me at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, have a read, and follow me back if you like. Have a great day!

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  4. I love the robots on your page, I have a few myself ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. Congrats on winning PUSH TUESDAY > Very happy to discover your blog. RRBC ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Cezane

    I really love the concepts to your blog. the design, the topic that i have seen it cover so far, all that.. to me is one of a stand out from many that i have come across in my 17 day visit of blogging world. Looking forward to reading more of your posts! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. You have an awesome blog! I like your style ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Thanks for the follow. You’ve got a great blog here.

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  14. What a genius idea and I love the artwork of Lisa Burton broadcasting.

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  15. Hi there, I’ve seen some of your writing on other blogs, a few favorites. โ˜บTime to check it out for myself. ๐Ÿ’– Van

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  23. I really like how you categorize your different types of posts–useful and creative!

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  25. Damn fine work, Sir. Well done.

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  27. Thanks for the follow! I have to say-you made me laugh and that is rare in this world! (No-Not Really) Looking forward to more laughs! -Leigh

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  29. Well- how fun is this! Looks like I have a new author to check out. I was playing some “what ever happened to…” with Paul G. from Elko’s first radio station last night, and this morning here you are on Google.

    It looks like you have created an absolutely wonderful life for yourself and it makes me glad.

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  33. It’s a pleasure to make your virtual acquaintance. Glad you’re getting the books out into the world–there’s always room for another good SFF read. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. Love your blog and pleased to meet a fellow author, writer blogger who knows where imagination gets you! Live Barbara

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  36. Thank you, this page is extremely informative. Some good pointers. Keep going. You are a fascinating person and I would love and see more. G.D.

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  41. I like your style Craig! Your descriptions are fun to read. I look forward to more ๐Ÿ™‚

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  44. You’re definitely worthy, Craig, on every level.

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