“Sozo” release day

A quick fiction-related note on my latest release. Wargaming content on the way, promise.

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Cover2 The short story “Sozo” is now available at Amazon for Kindle, IPad, or whatever your flavor of eReader. Set in a fictional near-future, it is a redemptive story focused on a combat vet who faces hard choices instead of easy answers. A hair under 5K words, it’s only .99. All the proceeds for Dec/Jan will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Thank you and happy new year.

– p.a.t.

ps. if you enjoy it, please tell a friend and/or fire off a quick review. Much appreciated.

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Merry Christmas

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I post this poem every year because I believe it captures the essence of the incarnation and redemption offered in Jesus Christ. Christmas is about God’s gift of Himself to us, not just for religious spit-and-polish or pious moralizing mixed with creeds and rituals, but God coming to us at the very place of our need. In Jesus Christ is forgiveness of sins, transformation of heart, redemption at the very core of who and what we are. It’s a relationship with God forever. It’s eternal life.

Genuinely accepting God’s love means change – sometimes confusing, uncomfortable, inconvenient change – but most what is most remarkable is that it’s real And free. Jesus is alive and He loves you. Really.

Here’s the poem.

Let the Stable Still Astonish

Let the stable still astonish:
Straw- dirt floor, dull eyes, dusty flanks of donkeys, oxen;
Crumbling, crooked walls; No bed to carry that…

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Final surge for LAF Painting Club

Motivated by the Lead Adventure Forum’s Future Wars Painting Club, here are my last two pieces for the moment. Enter an old Rezolution CSO Sergeant and a Nid Carnifex. Both were purchased on eBay.

CSO Sergeant from the cyberpunk game, Rezolution.
CSO Sergeant from the cyberpunk game, Rezolution.
Fast and dirty Carnifex. Tyranids are one of the few GW ranges I like. Versatile figs, they make great generic alien baddies.
Fast and dirty Carnifex. Tyranids are one of the few GW ranges I like. Versatile figs, they make great generic alien baddies.
Stop! *please?*
Stop! *please?*

I appreciate the opportunity and the challenge afforded by the painting club. I think I got more done in the last three weeks than the previous three months. Thanks

An Ask

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Quick ask here – if anyone’s read and enjoyed any of my fiction – The Barrow Lover, Running Black, Shift Tense (Red Flags, Soldier Dreams, Angels) or Clar1ty Wars 1: One Bad Apple – would you do me a favor and fire off a short review at either Amazon or Goodreads? Reviews and review numbers are critical to sales and awareness, especially with indie novels, and an honest review is invaluable. I’m uncomfortable pimping my work and sock-puppets aren’t my thing, but I’d like to raise my review numbers a bit before the year ends.

Writing-wise, a short story about a combat vet will finish this year’s releases. Titled ‘Sozo’ it will be out end of the month.

Next year brings the next Clar1ty Wars collection, ‘Under Strange Stars’, as well as the dark post-apocalyptic fantasy novel “The Grim Fall”, and a lighthearted project set in ancient, mystical China.

Drop me a line if you have any questions. Thank you very much.

Weekend painting

The painting club over at Lead Adventure has me digging through my box o’ long-suffering primed figs. Got some painting time in Sat/Sun eves. Here are the results.

Old VOR Neo-Soviets: 3 Rad troopers, 2 bomb dogs and 1 chem grunt. (and a partridge in a pear tree...)
Old VOR Neo-Soviets: 3 Rad troopers, 2 bomb dogs and 1 chem grunt. (and a partridge in a pear tree…)
"Fetch!"
“Fetch!”
Good thing you got those masks on
Good thing you got those masks on
Boris, dual-wielding his ancient Kalashnikovs
Boris, dual-wielding his ancient Kalashnikovs
Armed with rickety old SMGs, these guys sucked alone. But in a mob...
Armed with rickety old SMGs, these guys sucked alone. But in a mob…
IIRC,, his toxic sludge had a chance to turn enemies into mutants.
IIRC,, his toxic sludge had a chance to turn enemies into mutants.

A COUPLE MORE:

old Void Viridian infantry sergeant
old Void Viridian infantry sergeant
A Tales of War fig. Used as generic sci fi crewman
A Tales of War fig. Used as generic sci fi crewman