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The Moon Publishing was found in 2003 in Tucson, Arizona. I was involved with the poetry underground and got the idea that I wanted to work for a monthly magazine. At the time, I wasn’t sure that anyone would hire me to do anything for a magazine. So, I started my own. Eventually, I published books. Unfortunately, many people are under the mistaken impression that I only publish poetry chapbooks. I never limited myself to that and I never will. To date I have published novels and a couple of memoirs.

I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. I still have more novels to write, design covers for, and release them into the world.

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Back to Writing…

I’m back to my writing again. After all the publishing house work I’ve done lately, it will be a welcome break. I had too much to do and now I’m caught up. It’s a relief…

One book I’m working on is the first book of the Violet series. It will features characters from book Different and Tales From Mars. Violet, the heroine, is born on Mars. Her male counterpart, Antoni is born on Eris. This first book will show the two growing up and eventually meeting in person for the first time.

The other book is another in The Colonies of Earth series. This one is set on Venus. One of the major difficulties we face on Venus is it is so hot! Someone else suggested floating platforms in the upper atmosphere. Well, that’s what I will feature in the book. And to keep with the Urban Fanstasy/Science Fiction genre, there will be air nymphs visiting the floating cities of Venus. Hmmm, I wonder what they will do with the humans they find…

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Four New Books From The Moon Publishing & Printing

Yep, four new books just for spring. All are currently available as ebooks from Amazon, and Smashwords. Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBookstore will be forthcoming. As always the ebooks are US$9.99 each.

Late-Night Reading for Hardworking Construction Men by Holly Day

Late-Night Reading for Hardworking Construction Men by Holly Day

ISBN: 9781937050733 Late-Night Reading for Hardworking Construction Men by Holly Day

A collection of poems about love, loss, and desire.

Currents We Never Dream Of by Toni Ortner

Currents We Never Dream Of by Toni Ortner

ISBN: 9781937050764 Currents We Never Dream of by Toni Ortner

Currents We Never Dream Of by Toni Ortner was written when the poet was in her late thirties in a state of transition. The closest one might get to defining the genre would be prose poetry. This is a spiritual journey yet so much more. It explores the currents that run beneath conscious awareness that can only be accessed through dreams, hypnosis or meditation. The words flow smoothly then twist and turn unexpectedly. The reader who is drawn in reads more closely. Insights startle. This book confronts us with stories, dreams, and myths that we must answer instead of neat contrived endings. Although at times it is unnerving or startling, you will never be bored.

The Colonies of Earth (Eris): Different by Ali Noel Vyain

The Colonies of Earth (Eris): Different by Ali Noel Vyain

ISBN: 9781937050795 The Colonies of Earth (Eris): Different by Ali Noel Vyain

Anastasia and her mother don’t agree on anything. Her mother insists Anastasia should marry a rich man, give up her regular job, and just raise children to help out the colony of Eris. Anastasia refuses. She is sent to a psychiatric hospital for rehabilitation. Finally she is give a pass to visit her mother, but Anastasia doesn’t go back to her mother. She takes off to another small town on Eris and discovers a werecat. Unfortunately, the doctor, her mother, and the rich man find out and go visit her.

The Colonies of Earth: Tales From Mars by Ali Noel Vyain

The Colonies of Earth: Tales From Mars by Ali Noel Vyain

ISBN: 9781937050788 The Colonies of Earth: Tales From Mars by Ali Noel Vyain

A novel depicting the colonization on Mars. Features the first colonists, Herbert Mineur and Jain Holden, who work hard to terraform the planet for the later arrivals. There are mysterious deaths, water nymphs, were creatures, and vampires. Herbert tries his best to find out who or what is killing the colonists until he undergoes a drastic change.

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Still Behind on My Work…

I do what I could last week, but some of the editing took much longer than I expected. So, this week I’m still swamped with work. Today, I plan on taking care of four book covers and perhaps do some more work on my two upcoming novels from The Colonies of Earth Series.
I still have other books to update and put in ebook form prior to their releases.

It’s so much that I’m feeling overwhelmed. I think I need to set up a day just to play all day and not worry about my work. I haven’t decided when that day will be. I think I better get some odds and ends taken care of today before I make that decision.

Until next week… I’ll be too busy for much of anything except work…

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Lots of Work…So No Time for Trouble…

Wow, I have several books to layout this week. I’ve also got two more to update to get ready for release. Plus a few book covers to crank out. That’s not to mention editing…Yep it’s a lot of work, but at least it will keep me out of trouble.

For the most part, I do enjoy my work. I get challenged. Sometimes things go wrong and I have to find a way to fix them. I don’t have time to get bored with all that I have to do. I just have to keep myself from working all the time. I find it helps when I schedule some play time to wind down from working all day.

And time to dive into my work for the week…

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Editing Begins This Week

I’ve been busy drafting and keeping up with my publishing house work. Now, I’m ready to edit two books in The Colonies of Earth series. I have some research to do to help improve the stories with some good scientific facts. Yes, I am well aware there are fantasy elements in my stories. I do try to give a reasonable scientific explanation when it’s necessary.

This is a lot of hard work, but I don’t mind one bit. In fact, I’m much happier than I was. I’m sleeping better too. I plan on getting the editing down as soon as I can so I can publish another book of mine in March.

As long as I don’t get too distracted this week, I should get some editing done…

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The Colonies of Earth Book Series

Yep. I’m getting pretty far along on the book series. I need to focus first on The Colonies of Earth to give background information for the other series. I will post another page featuring the different book series. I’ll list the characters in each book so readers won’t be confused. I know some of the characters in this series will show up in other series, but that will be listed on the new page. I should also mention it when I list the books for sale.

I just don’t readers to be frustrated or confused. I’m trying to build my audience not alienate it. Of course I haven’t heard much of anything from them. I just know there are copies of my promo book floating around. I do hope someone is reading it and enjoying it…

Anyway, back to work for me. I have at least 12 books in The Colonies of Earth series. That’s enough to be keep me busy for the rest of the month.

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More Writing…

I’ve been writing and it feels great! Unfortunately, it also feels like it’s snow balling on me. I’ve been drafting a couple of novels and sometimes I find I have to write an earlier story to help out. I do tend to write stories out of order. I’m trying to compile them in order so the readers won’t get confused. I suppose that means I will have to publish the book in chronological order. I don’t have a problem with that, but it might take me some time to get it all straightened out on my end.

So far, the drafting is going well. I haven’t tried to edit just yet, but I will once I get a few workable drafts together. It may be that I will have to get the Colonies of Earth series out before the other book series. I can live with that.

In the meantime, I have more writing to work on…

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Back to Writing…

I’m getting back to writing. My free ebook, The Strange & Unusual Universe of Silver Moon Unicorn is still being downloaded from stores all over the net. I think it’s getting close to time to release a new book…or five. I’m currently dealing with five different book series. They do tend to overlap each other in time and sometimes characters from one are in another series as well. I figured it might help me to get more writing done if I just take each book one step at a time. I can do the drafting first, then set each aside and by the time I get back to edit them, all the mistakes and errors should be easier for me to see. This is just something that is evolving the more I get into my writing.

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Catching Up…

I’ve learned LaTeX and I’ve gotten the hang of the markup language. Now I just have to finish the latest book. I just have to add all the typography and build the table of contents. Eventually, I will have to translate the markup language into xhtml for the ebook version. There are computer programs that supposedly to do that, but they aren’t good at it. So, the next thing I have to do is to get set up to translate each file myself.

I won’t be bored this week…I think I have enough to do…

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