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Which is better: nonfiction or fiction?

Which is better: nonfiction or fiction?

Most book authors either write nonfiction or fiction. I started out with nonfiction, publishing Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents in 2006 and following up with Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico in 2016. After that I switched to fiction, publishing Time Is Irreverent in 2018 […]

Trump and the GOP got their asses kicked

Trump and the GOP got their asses kicked

When you hear Donald Trump and the Republican Cult claim the Blue Wave didn’t happen, keep these figures in mind: Total Republican votes for House: 48,370,608 Total Democratic votes for House: 53,305,729 Total Republican votes for Senate: 34,260,424 Total Democratic votes for Senate: 47,886,605 Total Republican votes for Governor: 41,331,517 Total Democratic votes for Governor: […]

The amazing Democratic rally

The amazing Democratic rally

Marty’s photo of the day #2707: This my wife, Deb, and me at the Democratic rally yesterday afternoon at the Rocky Mountain Grange in Hamilton, MT. For those who aren’t familiar with Hamilton, it’s a little town (population 4,728) in one of the most conservative counties in Montana. Senator Jon Tester, Governor Steve Bullock, and […]

The woman who will defeat the Body Slammer

The woman who will defeat the Body Slammer

This is me with Montana’s Democratic candidate for Congress, Kathleen Williams. For those of you who don’t know, Montana only gets one congress person, so winning the congressional race here is a big deal. You may remember two weeks ago, Donald Trump made international news when he praised Republican congressman Greg Gianforte for criminally body […]

The biggest Democrats in Montana

The biggest Democrats in Montana

Here they are, the three biggest Democrats in Montana at this moment: Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams, Governor Steve Bullock, and Senator Jon Tester. At this moment Kathleen Williams is tied in the polls with the infamous Republican congressman Greg “The Body Slammer” Gianforte, and Jon Tester is up three points over Matt “Little Trump” Rosendale. […]

Something to feel good about

Something to feel good about

Here’s something to make you feel good about Democratic prospects for Tuesday’s election. I live in Ravalli County, one of the most conservative counties in Montana. Senator Jon Tester, Governor Steve Bullock, and candidate for Congress Kathleen Williams showed up for a rally here yesterday afternoon. The place was packed, and cars were lined up […]

Big news for Time Is Irreverent and the upcoming sequel

Big news for Time Is Irreverent and the upcoming sequel

Big news for both Time Is Irreverent and the sequel, Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again!: I just received word that Time Is Irreverent will be reviewed in the next issue (Oct/Nov) of Free Inquiry magazine. This is huge! If you’re not familiar with the magazine, it’s the publication from the Center for […]

Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again!

Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again!

Last week I finished the second draft of Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again! and I’m already well into the third draft. I’m really excited about the new novel—it’s so much fun! Whether it’s better than the first in the series, I’ll let the readers decide, but as an author, I naturally think […]

My day at MisCon

My day at MisCon

Marty’s photo of the day #2553: Yesterday, I was at MisCon (Missoula’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention) for several events. First I did a reading from “Time Is Irreverent.” I read the section where Nellie Dixon handles the cops expecting a sexual favor in her own “special way” and shocked the audience. But hey, I […]

Time Is Irreverent is now an audio book!

Time Is Irreverent is now an audio book!

  The audio book version of Time Is Irreverent is now available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon! Perhaps someday Time Is Irreverent will become a movie. In the meantime, the audio book is the next best thing to seeing the adventures of Marty Mann, the Holy Smokin’ Hot Nellie, Chrissie, and Tina on the big […]

The audio book is here!

The audio book is here!

The audio book version of Time Is Irreverent is here! Perhaps someday Time Is Irreverent will become a movie. In the meantime, the audio book is the next best thing to seeing the adventures of Marty Mann, the Holy Smokin’ Hot Nellie, Chrissie, and Tina on the big screen. Narrating the novel is Michael Fell, […]

Bison

Bison

Marty’s photo of the day #2523: Today is dedicated solely to doing the final pre-publication listen to the audio book for Time Is Irreverent. The audio book is going to be awesome! With no time for anything else, my description of today’s photo will be brief: bison.

A sad Earth Day

A sad Earth Day

Marty’s photo of the day #2521: I wish I could say “Happy Earth Day,” but this is one of the least happy Earth Days ever. I took this photo in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—the most magical, untouched location in the United States. Pasted below is the Epilogue that I wrote for the Arctic chapter […]

Time Is Irreverent is a #1 Best Seller in LGBT Science Fiction

Time Is Irreverent is a #1 Best Seller in LGBT Science Fiction

My goal this week was for Time Is Irreverent to become an Amazon #1 Best Seller in at least one category. Yesterday I accomplished that when my novel hit #1 in Parodies. Then, even though I sat at #2 in multiple categories, all the books ahead of mine had such strong sales that they looked […]

Time Is Irreverent is #1 in Parodies

Time Is Irreverent is #1 in Parodies

I’ve been working incredibly hard to push Time Is Irreverent up Amazon’s charts. Today the book reached Best Seller status for the first time in the United States. It’s now the #1 Best-Selling Parody! The novel is also #2 in LGBT Science Fiction, #2 in Humorous Science Fiction, and #3 in Political Humor, so I […]

Farewell to the late-great Stewart Brandborg

Farewell to the late-great Stewart Brandborg

Marty’s photo of the day #2519: This is me with the late-great Stewart Brandborg, who died last Saturday. Here’s what I wrote about Stewart in my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico:   Before we move on to the next section of our journey, I […]

There’s only so much I want in common with Douglas Adams

There’s only so much I want in common with Douglas Adams

When I finished writing “Time Is Irreverent,” and pitched the novel to various people in the industry, I often had to answer the question “What book is yours most like?” Because “Time Is Irreverent” is unique, my honest answer should have been “none.” But that’s not the way the game is played. So for lack […]

Puerto Rico electric vs paper towels

Puerto Rico electric vs paper towels

Marty’s photo of the day #2518: In honor of the Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians baseball games in Puerto Rico this week, I’m digging into my Puerto Rico photos. The series ended last night with each team winning a game. In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that the final game would be “electric,” with Twins’ Puerto […]

Climbing the Amazon charts

Climbing the Amazon charts

On Tuesday, I began a week-long promotion with the goal of moving “Time Is Irreverent” to #1 on Amazon in at least one US category. Yesterday turned out to be my best sales day ever, and my novel is currently at #2 in LGBT Science Fiction, #5 in Humorous Science Fiction, and #6 in Dark […]

Baseball and boas

Baseball and boas

Marty’s photo of the day #2517: In honor of the Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians baseball games in Puerto Rico this week, I’m digging into my Puerto Rico photos. The island really needs these games as a pick-me-up, after the Trump administration botched the hurricane recovery efforts (they have enough paper towels now, however). Both […]

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