Otters!

In support of Aries Red Sky (available here), I had some work commissioned by A.R. Crebs.  A.R. is a fellow author as well as an artist, and I’ve mentioned her before when discussing the system maps for the book’s interior.  Introducing Oscar and Ollie, a pair of otters who are the subject of a 31st Century children’s show (of which more will be written later):

 

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Hope you find these two images amusing.  They serve the basis for the unit patch for VF(S)-10, the “Obstinate Otters.”

A Quick Note

Greetings all, it’s been awhile.  Lots of good news, and there will be a longer newsletter (subscribe here).  But first, three items of major import:

As of 11 May 2018 I have received my doctorate in U.S. History from Kansas State University.  Here is one picture of me getting hooded by my committee chair, Dr. Don Mrozek:

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The next piece of news is that I will be at Smallville Comic Con in Hutchinson, KS on 23-24 June 2018.  We will be at Booth #44:

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Last but far from least, the next Vergassy Universe novel, Aries Red Sky, is available for pre-order from Amazon.  Feel free to pick up a copy so that it will download on its release date, 24 July.  Also, if you prefer audiobooks, a producer has been hired for the book with an expected completion date of 10 August on ACX.

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That’s all for now!  Hope you are all doing and have a chance to pick the book up.