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I have updated the cover art for the science fiction series, Broken. The Broken Saga was concieved as a trilogy. However, a few readers expressed a desire to see more in the exploits of David Castillo, the central character of the novels, and his symbiont, the AI chipset known as SARACEN. Work has begun on a fourth book of the series, tentively titled, Broken: Necrosis. I have continued to explore the world of fractals. The new cover art was created using Mandelbulb3D, a 3D fractal generator. If you are interested in my efforts in digital art, and photography, you can review some of my artwork on Deviant Art, an on-line artist community. Many of the fractals are available for a free download, if you are a member of the community.


      

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Judgment Rendered, a Western by Steve Croy, takes place in the rough mining country of the Bradshaw Mountains. Bounty hunter John Priest scoured the Missouri Breaks of Montana searching for outlaws. As soon as he received word that his brother was killed in the mining town of Gillett, he made a beeline for Arizona Territory. Unlike his brother, Zachariah, John Priest wasn’t the type to turn the other cheek. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and a life for a life—John Priest swore he would find whoever was responsible for his brother’s death. The guilty would face judgment; he’d see to it personally. It's available now on Kindle, Nook, or in paperback.

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Upcoming events will be posted as they are scheduled.

  • Book Signing

    Feb 15 2024

    Bones of the Earth is now available for Kindle readers or paperback from Amazon. The novel is also available for Nook readers from Barnes & Noble Press. Be sure to check out the book page for a glimpse at the story. I have been invited to give a presentation to the Friends of the Library, at the Meigs-Decatur Library in April. The event will feature Bones of the Earth. If you are curious about the artwork for the cover, the background is an image of a fossil ammonite from Jurassic Age shale. The foot bones belong to an Apatosaurus, a giant sauropod from the Jurassic.

  • New Cover Art

    Feb 4 2024

    New cover art created for the thriller, Night of the Beast. I had used a fractal generated using the Java-based fractal generator, JWildfire. I liked the look, but some reviewers said it was too dark. I had a photo I had taken on a stroll through the neighborhood shortly after dark. I liked the image of the trees that resulted without using a flash. I used Photoshop to turn the image into a book cover for the novel. Click on the button below to take a look at the new cover art.

  • New Science Fiction

    Feb 2 2024

    Necrosis, noun: the death of most or all of the cells in an organ or tissue due to disease, injury, or failure of the blood supply. – Oxford English Dictionary. Book 4 is in progress, marking a return to the realm of science fiction, Broken: Necrosis continues the saga of David Castillo. David embarks on a strange journey to face a foe unlike any he has encountered before. AI, robotics, and an almost human android present David and SARACEN with a set of circumstances that have both entities questioning their role in a clash between two techology companies that are bitter rivals. If you haven't read the series, read Broken: Genesis, Symbiosis, and Morphosis for the tale of David Castillo and his symbiont, SARACEN.

  • Book Pages

    Jan 2 2024

    Book pages have recieved a refresh! Visit the library to see a new CSS offering a clean presentation of all the titles available. Explore the new book pages with the new-look design. The About page has also been updated with a new format. The new format includes a link to the on-line artist community, Deviant Art where fractal artwork can be viewed and downloaded.

    Visit the library and browse the books. I hope you find something to pique your interest. Try the artwork link on the about page. You may find some interesting background wallpapers for your desktop.

  • Bones of the Earth

    Jan 2 2024

    Bones of the Earth, my latest Western project, is complete! Now, a re-write or the first draft begins. Unscrupulous fossil hunters, paid saboteurs, and an Indian uprising—Sergeant Dalton Rawlings has his hands full trying to prevent all sides from starting another war on the frontier. And since Congress failed to pass a bill for military appropriations, he has to manage the task without being paid!
    The story is in the hands of beta readers, still on target to publish in the first quarter of 2024. The research about the competition between O.C. Marsh and E.D. Cope was fascinating. The year 1877 was tumultuous, with multiple conflicts between the Northern Plains tribes and the U.S. Cavalry, and the continuing Bone War.

  • Judgment Rendered

    Dec 9 2023

    Bounty hunter John Priest scoured the Missouri Breaks of Montana searching for outlaws. As soon as he received word that his brother was killed in the mining town of Gillett, he made a beeline for Arizona Territory. Unlike Zachariah, John Priest wasn’t the type to turn the other cheek. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and a life for a life—John Priest swore he would find whoever was responsible for his brother’s death. The guilty would face judgment; he’d see to it personally.
    I have just pushed the novel to Barnes & Noble, so Nook readers can now download an ebook version of the novel. It is available from Amazon in Kindle format, or in paperback.

  • Bones of the Earth

    Dec 1 2023

    Bones of the Earth, my latest Western project, is complete! Now, a re-write or the first draft begins. Unscrupulous fossil hunters, paid saboteurs, and an Indian uprising—Sergeant Dalton Rawlings has his hands full trying to prevent all sides from starting another war on the frontier. And since Congress failed to pass a bill for military appropriations, he has to manage the task without being paid!
    I am still on track to have a finished manuscript by the first quarter of 2024. The research about the competition between O.C. Marsh and E.D. Cope makes fascinating reading. And the year 1877 saw the tragic conflicts between the Northern Plains tribes and the U.S. Cavalry come to an end. Looking forward to 2024!

  • Bones of the Earth

    Nov 1 2023

    Bones of the Earth, my latest Western project, is about 45 percent complete. I had hoped to be further along, but preparing for speaking engagements during the month of October slowed me down. I still am on track to have a finished manuscript by the first quarter of 2024. The research about the competition between O.C. Marsh and E.D. Cope makes fascinating reading. And the year 1877 saw the tragic conflicts between the Northern Plains tribes and the U.S. Cavalry come to an end.

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