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Free Music Downloads from Terra Incognita CDs

| December 16, 2010

Getting started a little early on the holiday gifts.  We have arranged with ProgRock Records to offer free downloads of two complete Roswell Six music tracks, one from each Terra Incognita CD. “Victory” is from Terra Incognita: A Line in the Sand, an epic song with vocals by Michael Sadler (formerly of Saga) and excellent […]


Cover Painting for THE KEY TO CREATION

| October 10, 2010

As I worked on the outline and draft for the third novel in the Terra Incognita trilogy, The Key to Creation, I sent the summary and suggested some ideas to the cover artist, Lee Gibbons.  Lee created amazing cover paintings for The Edge of the World and The Map of All Things, and also provided […]


THE MAP OF ALL THINGS Sample Chapter 1

| June 13, 2010

The second Terra Incognita novel comes out in a few weeks from Orbit Books.  I’ve added the first sample chapter, below. Also, all preorders of the second Roswell Six/Terra Incognita rock CD have just shipped. You can still preorder your copy from   This CD tells a part of the story that isn’t in […]


Covers for new DUNE foreign editions

| June 8, 2010

First off, just received our second review for the Terra Incognita/Roswell Six CD.  Read it at the Sea of Tranquility website. Also in today’s mail, some foreign editions of or recent Dune novels: French translation of Winds of Dune Polish translation of Winds of Dune Spanish translation of Dune: The Machine Crusade


Lines in the Sand

| June 3, 2010

The second Terra Incognita rock CD, “A Line in the Sand,” is due to be released in the next couple of weeks, and I’ve just received my first sample copies.  For the past year, we’ve been hearing drafts of the songs, the music, the scratch vocals, then the final vocals, and at last the final […]


Terra Incognita CD booklet

| May 18, 2010

The following is the introduction to the booklet for the second Terra Incognita CD, A Line in the Sand, which will ship in the next couple of weeks.  You can order the autographed novel and companion CD, as well as collectible Terra Incognita items, from or from  You can also hear three complete […]


“Barricade” from New Terra Incognita CD

| April 18, 2010

“Barricade” is the first track on the new Terra Incognita CD, A Line in the Sand, a hard-driving symphonic rock epic with lyrics by Rebecca and myself, music by Henning Pauly, and vocals by Steve Walsh of Kansas fame.  The CD will be officially released next month to accompany the publication of the second novel in […]


SheVaCon and MidSouthCon

| March 15, 2010

Rebecca and I were guests of honor at two conventions in the past three weeks, SheVaCon in Roanoke, VA, and MidSouthCon in Memphis, TN. We had never been to Roanoke, and as we flew into the valley with the beautiful and snow-covered Blue Ridge Mountains, I was immediately impressed, made me thinking about hiking some […]


EDGE OF THE WORLD Cover Nominated for Fantasy Award

| February 10, 2010

Lee Gibbons has just been nominated for the Ravenheart Fantasy Award for his cover painting for the first Terra Incognita novel, The Edge of the World. Lee did an excellent job of capturing the feel of the novel, the fantasy elements, exploring the unknown, the dangers and wonders to be found in the unmarked spaces […]


New EDGE OF THE WORLD paperback cover & Roswell Six videos

| January 22, 2010

Orbit has released a striking new design for the mass market paperback release of the first Terra Incognita novel, THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.  I really like it—dramatic and catchy, it makes use of the main elements of the original trade-paperback cover.  The paperback will hit the bookstore shelves on April 21. ProgRock Records, the […]