Saturday, December 31, 2011


Happy New Year!

Here’s wishing each of you a wonderful and prosperous 2012!

The Sky Rangers

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Riddle me this!

Not Actual Cover. Art: James Burns
What do airplanes, pterodactyls, Nazis, and a mysterious island have in common?
They all feature prominently in my story for the upcoming Airship 27 production, Lance star: Sky Ranger volume 4, coming in 2012. After writing several down to Earth Sky Ranger stories I thought it was high time to do some sci fi with the characters ala the old G-8 books.

That's right, I've begun work on a new Lance Star: Sky Ranger pulp anthology and will be joined by writers Sean Taylor, Andrew Salmon, and Tom Novak. It promises to be a fun time.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Have you visited Bobby Nash's Amazon Author Page?

Have you checked out my Amazon Author’s page? There’s some cool stuff there, including Lance Star: Sky Ranger titles.


Sunday, December 25, 2011



Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action: Genre-Bending: How Pure Should Pulp Fiction Be? New Pulp authors respond.

Sean Taylor posted an interesting query on his blog Sean asked 'How Pure Should Pulp Fiction Be?' Some of New Pulp's finiest responded.
When you think of pulp fiction, what springs to mind? The hard-boiled P.I.? The lost Earthman winning and wooing on Mars? The jungle lord? The aviator adventurer? The masked vigilante precursor to the comic book super hero? Weird horror tales with skeletons and damsels in distress? (For the sake of argument, let's all assume you didn't immediately go to the movie with John Travolta and Samuel Jackson, even as good as it is.)

Pulp has covered many genres, and was originally so named because of the cheap paper on which it was published. Pretty much everybody who loves the style knows that.

But, over time, some genres tended to become more synonymous with the definition of pulp than others.

And some would argue that pulp itself is a genre. (For the sake of this article, we're going to treat pulp as a style of telling a story and not a genre unto itself, since so many genres were represented within its ranks.)

To explore this idea further, we went straight to several of new pulp's top creators. You can see their responses at

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Table Talk - Counting Words and Runaway Tales

The wonderful thing about creating stories is the often limitless nature of creating things. There are no boundaries, nothing a creator cannot do in the name of making up a great tale. However, this can often lead to pitfalls and unforeseen circumstances. This week, we check in on Barry Reese, Bobby Nash and Mike Bullock as they discuss applying some structure and what to do when the story bleeds over the lines.
New Pulp’s Table Talk - Counting Words and Runaway Tales 0 is now available at or at the direct link:

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