On Mars, battery dying, and it’s getting dark… Alone, without any chance of rescue, one man struggles to survive. As night settles over Mars, he reaches out for the one opportunity that might just save him from a frozen death… Get your FREE copy of this short story tribute to the lost Mars rover, Opportunity!

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Pushing for Amazon Top 100 on Dark Legends!

Hi! Big news: I've got a book in a big boxed set of urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels. With authors from the USA Today and NYT bestseller lists, this ebook "boxed set" is a the collected work of talented writers from around the world. It's an honor to have...

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21-Day Novel Challenge: Epilogue

It's been a fun journey. I'm on Day 22 now, looking back. It's been a challenging trip. The goal: in 21 days, write, edit, and upload a novel. Mission accomplished. The final book was uploaded to Amazon at about 10:30PM on the 21st day. A lot of other people were...

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21-Day Novel Challenge: Day 19 Update

Been a busy couple of days at the day job. Thursday, as seems to be the norm, was a "no writing" day. Didn't get any time during the 17 hour shift to get any edits in. Friday was mostly a packing day, but I did manage to get a few more chapters done. So at this point,...

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21-Day Challenge: Days 15+16

The book didn't end up getting finished Monday night. Monday is kid day - and it seems Minecraft (the computer game) has a new patch, one which makes the monsters hit harder and the whole game much more tough. So my three kids and I spent most of the day beating up...

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21-Day Challenge: Day 14

OK! I'm two weeks in. And had a great writing day today, despite work: 4446 words, bringing the total count to 53,133. I expect to finish the book tomorrow, which is WAY ahead of schedule. In the plan I wrote out, the first draft was to be completed by the end of...

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21-Day Challenge: Days 11-13

Went a little silent there for a few days, sorry! As I mentioned in my last post - I was moving into my long work period in the day job. With minutes to write, it gets hard to put them into a blog instead of story words! Playing a little catch up today. Thursday was...

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21-Day Novel Challenge: Day 10

And the grand total at the end of the day: 45, 062 words! It was a long battle, but I got in 6025 words to finish another day on target. My biggest frustration right now, really, is that the story just isn't as long as I was planning it to be. I'm very much below the...

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21-Day Writing Challenge: Day 9 – Finding Balance

As predicted, I did NOT hit my 6k target for today, making today the first day I didn't reach the goal for words. But that's OK - I had a 2400 word cushion already built up, which allowed me to take this afternoon and evening and spend a bunch of time seeing friends I...

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21-Day Writing Challenge: Day 8

Short post today, folks, because it is very late and I am very tired. 😉 Today was my day with the kids. They finished catching up on Supergirl episodes - all three of them love the show now. And then we had an epic D&D game. They're all playing wizards, at a...

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Kevin McLaughlin is a USA Today bestselling novelist of science fiction and fantasy. An infantry veteran and nurse, swordsman and scientist, father and traveler, he brings all his experiences to bear on creating astounding stories for his readers.