Available Now: The Medusa Effect

Hello, friends!

Today is the day.  The Medusa Effect: A Tomorrow News Network Novella is available now.  Click here to buy, or you can read it for free with Kindle Unlimited.

Litho is a peaceful, isolated colony world on the frontier of space.  Nothing bad ever happens there.  So when a reporter from the Tomorrow News Network shows up, nobody takes much notice.  Nobody except a young colonist named Milo.

Milo is a bit of a news junkie.  He knows all about the Tomorrow News Network, a news organization run by time travelers, and he knows all about Talie Tappler, the reporter they’ve sent to Litho.  Talie has a reputation for covering war, chaos, and galactic devastation.

So why has Talie come to Litho Colony?  What big, breaking news event has attracted her attention?  Milo doesn’t know, but he’s determined to find out, because whatever Talie Tappler’s big story is, it cannot be good news.

In yesterday’s posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, I admitted to feeling a bit of anxiety over this whole “published author” thing.  I’m dealing with a touch of imposter syndrome.  However, when I think about the larger universe of Tomorrow News Network and all the stories yet to be told, my anxiety fades, and my eagerness to keep writing takes control.

So dear reader, there are a few things I’d like you to know about the Tomorrow News Network series going forward:

  • First off, you won’t have to read the stories in any particular order.  This is a series about time travel.  Be a time traveler.  Feel free to dip in and out of the timeline whenever and wherever you please.
  • As the series progresses, you may notice minor (or not so minor) inconsistencies in the story universe.  Pay attention to these inconsistencies.  They are not mistakes.
  • Don’t skip the bonus story at the end of The Medusa Effect.  That little bonus story will give you a clue about where the universe of Tomorrow News Network is heading.

Earlier this week, I had a phone conversation with my primary editor.  She told me I can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  The book is done.  It’s finished!  I told her no.  I appreciate the sentiment, but no.  The universe of Tomorrow News Network is huge and weird and complicated. I’m not finished. I’m just beginning.

† Well, I’m not perfect.  Some mistakes may be actual mistakes, but the most obvious inconsistencies—was Earth destroyed or not?—those are deliberate.

9 thoughts on “Available Now: The Medusa Effect

  1. Don’t feel like an imposter you are a science expert. I learn a lot reading your blog and enjoyed your journey and the bits of your life you shared. You GO!!!

    This sounds like a great read. I grabbed my copy.

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    1. Thank you, friend! I hope you enjoy the book, but I’m even more gratified to hear that you’ve learned stuff from my blog. I love science. Sharing that with others is a big, big part of why I’m doing all this.


  2. I get imposter syndrome too and it’s a bear. However, my copy showed up in my kindle this morning, I’m halfway through, and I can confidently tell you it’s awesome!! I’m enjoying it and it’s so hard to put down! I’m hoping to finish it up once the kids are in bed and then I’ll write you some wonderful reviews in all the usual places.

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    1. Thanks, friend! That was an awesome review. I hadn’t thought of this as a Twilight Zone kind of story, but I totally see that now, and I’m using that in my marketing blurbs from now on!

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  3. Join me, everyone who grabbed a copy – and if you didn’t, you should. Our host here on this blog is probably too modest to point it out, and if you’re not an author you may not know this, but the first 30 days of a book are important so Amazon will present it when readers search the site. Post your honest review 😉

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