The Elk Grove Writers Guild announces the Elk Grove Writers Conference.


When: Sunday, November 4, 2018. Doors open at 8 a.m.

Where: The Falls, 8280 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, California, 95758

What: An inexpensive one-day forum for local writers. We are working to provide speakers, workshops, an opportunity to network and pitch to agents, and more.


To plan this, we want to know what you want from the conference. Help us by filling out and submitting the short interest form at or go to for updated information on the conference. There's no commitment in submitting the form; your name will be placed on our mailing list so that we can provide you with updates. This mailing list will not be shared with third parties.

Send your comments and questions to: or 8698 Elk Grove Blvd., Suite 1-235 Elk Grove, CA 95624

"Voyage of the Capek"

If you've read the trilogy, you're probably wondering what happened to Capek when it left Epsilon Eridani. "Voyage of the Capek" is now available as a novella  as a $.99 Kindle. Later this year, when "The Methuselah Conspirators" is published, I will include "Voyage of the Capek" with that volume.

Professional Feedback on "A Ship from Earth"

I mentioned previously that I entered "A Ship From Earth" in a writing contest from Writer's Digest magazine. Well, I didn't win, but I did get comments from a Judge of 4th Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards:
Really gets the reader involved. The story is thoroughly thought out. I’m fascinated by the ideas of what this kind of colonial culture would be like. An interesting twist on the technology issue. I appreciate the parallels in the exploitation question with colonies throughout Earth history. A very well-developed line of thinking. This exploration of the planet is an interesting turn. This is all intriguing, and I appreciate all the ideas in the book, but it doesn’t really present a classic story arc. Still, I appreciate the smooth flow of your language. Your writing style is clear and crafted.

Summary of Trilogy Reviews

Tau Ceti: The Immortality Conspiracy has been released, completing the absorbing saga of the Pitcairn colony that began with Tau Ceti: A Ship from Earth and continued with Tau Ceti: The New Colonists. If you haven’t already walked the streets of Grissom, roamed the corridors of the library ship Asimov, or met the men and women who have made Pitcairn a home far from Earth, now is the time to begin the journey. The price of all Kindle editions have been dropped to $2.99 on Amazon.

Read the reviews on Amazon, and then get your copy at this new low price. Here’s a sample of quotes from the Amazon reviews:

Dianalope: “It will be enjoyed equally by Sci-Fi lovers and those who just enjoy a good story about people and human nature.”

Bookluver: “It's science fiction but not just for the sci-fi fans out there; it's a truly engaging, hard-to-put-down kinda book that I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys a good book.”

Donna M Lee: “Mixing science, romance, technical terms and family ties, I felt the book was exciting and captivating!”

John Cooley: “I had trouble putting my kindle down to do anything else, I was so engrossed in the story; I read it over a weekend.”

Donna H: “The story is engrossing, as the author keeps the reader interested with an unexpected and suspenseful plot.”