Pocket Watch CGI

Pocket Watch CGI

Let’s pretend we live in a world in which Sam knows how to animate… well, anything, really, but especially a sweet video showing that this pocket watch is actually holographic and not just your average, run-of-the-mill pocket candy. Now let’s revisit the real world where I have no idea how to do that and so this static stock looks… very pocket watch-y. I’m going to have to render out a different angle to show that the hands on this clockface…

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Exciting Update

Exciting Update

Rawr. It is 3am as I’m writing this (hopefully I’ll sleep before I publish) and my brain is tired, y’all. There are some exciting new developments happening, but I’ll be rolling them out a little at a time so that your brains don’t also overload and then turn to you like, “Bish, I’m tired, stop it.” Because… brains totally do that, right guys? … guys? Anyway. One very cool thing that I can talk about is that I am now livestreaming, woo! Well,…

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Space Painting

Space Painting

Painting space because why not? Actually, it was supposed to be a sun and then a matching nebula in the background, but I started painting out the nebula and, well… things got… weird? I may need therapy. This is what happens when you start writing a series about mercenaries and war. That’s what I’m telling myself, anyway.

Quick Update

Quick Update

I’m getting ready to jump into a write-a-thon this evening and through tomorrow morning with some of my fellow authors in Phoenix Prime. I hope to live-tweet the fun, so follow me over on Twitter (@shinydanceshoes) if you wanna hang. So, some quick updates on what is currently in the pipeline: Conscript is in its final editing throws, and will be coming out very soon (hopefully tomorrow) Recruited is the follow-up to Conscript and the lead-in to the first novel of the…

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Free Books Ahoy!

Free Books Ahoy!

UPDATE JUNE 17, 2017: The books are no longer available. (Thanks to Ann for pointing that out.) I’ve removed the links. The story that I wrote for the collection, “The Unmaking of Sergeant West”, is available and can be read for free by clicking here. Sorry for any inconvenience. Click the images below to read them for FREE and make sure to tell me and the other authors what you think! Cheers!

Cover for Conscript!

Cover for Conscript!

The cover is ready for the short story (novella?) “Conscript”, which will be published in the Inanna’s Circle anthology. Three cheers! Woohoo! Yay! -Happy dance- Now it’s back to writing the next book. First chapter of “Conscript” coming at you soon!

First Blood: First Chapter

First Blood: First Chapter

“First Blood”, a short story by Samantha Maguire and Dominika Waclawiak Chapter 1 Corporal Pajak watched her target through the scope attached to her custom rifle. It was a curious thing, staring at someone down the barrel of a rifle. Intimate. No one would ever be closer to—or hold more power over—that man than Pajak did. He had sandy brown hair, a light complexion, and freckles across his nose. He hadn’t moved so that Pajak could see his eyes, but…

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Sweet cover for First Blood!

Sweet cover for First Blood!

So my co-writer for the short story “First Blood” is Dominika Waclawiak. In addition to being a great writer and cool as hell in general, she is also a VFX artist who has worked on Hollywood movies you’ve probably seen. Like, dude. Needless to say, she did the cover for “First Blood” AND I LOVE IT SO HARD. LOOK AT IT! I’m trying to convince her to leave her husband and daughter and sweet LA life to come and live…

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