Tales from the Con: My colleagues and friends from COSine

The Magificent Tale teller/Authoress ~ Ms. Dacia Arnold
As promised, below are the commercial links to her wonderful works!
List of literary offerings printed and Kindle

Book 1 of Ms. Arnold’s series
Ms. Arnold’s wonderful Anthology/Short story collection

Here are the offerings of Ms. Venessa Robertson, authoress and wondrous tale bringer!

I believe this is the list of her current works…

And now the Captain America of the Colorado Authoring world ~ Mr. Josh Vogt!

The list from the search on Amazon
From the World of Pathfinder

And now, fromt he Dynamic Duo of Chaz and Carolyn K ~

A list from the Amazon Search
For the role playing enthusiast!
This is a great book and works wonders with the gorgeous Tarot cards Mr. Kemp has created!
The second in her series from the marvelous Carolyn K!
Ms. Kay’s fantasy series begins!

As time rolls on I shall also be putting up the Etsy and other links for all to delve into this magificent duo’s work! Also, I’ll be putting in word for a new distributor for me – Ms. Stacey Vowell and my good friend and story/comic book writer Christopher Salas. I’ve recently met a pair of sister’s new to the publishing community and will be promoting them soon!

In the meantime, do buy their work, speak of kindly and let others know of ALL these fine folk ~ * bow * ~ !
As always, keep your ears open to 1001 L.A. Nights for more on yours truly as well as hearing shouts/promos for all of the above artists, authors, poets and musicians!

Till next time ~

~ The Pirate Poet

COSine report: Sort of, with great mentions for a few of my American mates!

An aisle in the Trades room/Dealers Room

COSine 2020 is now in the books ~ Pun intended. The good news was, I made it through. Bad news is – I’m really starting to wonder if anyone ever left Secondary School/High School. * SIGH * Anyway, I’m doing my best despite a week reminiscent of my primary protagonist in Camden’s Follies.

My amazingly amazing friend and future convention distributor of books Ms. Stacey Vowell

On a positive note or three…

Christopher Salas, author and comic book story writer extraordinaire was on my right with Stacey Vowell and her nephew Sean with some other business partners. A lovely pair of sisters with a with a new publishing company were across from me and my old friend and author Josh Vogt had a table nearby. I had the good fortune of sitting in on a pair of panels or so with my cover artist’s wife Rebecca as well as knock about with the magnificent artist and friend Robert Hay. A really lovely and wonderful indie publisher, Carol Hightshoe was also in attendance, I shall be submitting a short story as soon as I learn the details as soon as possible. I’ll also be jobbing for Scales and Hearts volume 2, the long overdue follow up to my solo act of volume 1.

The Fantastic Dacia Arnold, Authoress and future source of hit Fox/CW American sci-fi/meldorama series!

Dacia Arnold, authoress and future source for a Fox/CW hit series was there and I got to sit on a panel with her. Look for her on Amazon and acquire her current series! Chaz and Carolyn Kemp, the dynamic duo of artist and authoress who are simply too talented to list all of their artistic contributions and skills, were also present and I got to catch them at one of the panels on Sunday. I’ll post links soon enough for all

A wondrously promising and entertaining new series!
Authoress Vennesa Robertson, talented lady and a possible Netflix series contributor!

Ms. Robertson is a hidden gem! A true fan of the art and a wonderful human being. Her steampunk adventure crosses time and borders and looks quite an engaging read!

My table on Sunday before final tidy round
My table part 2
The talented Ms. Robertson… again!

On my next blog, I’ll have professional contact information. The authors and artists listed can be found on Amazon.Com via there names. Remember: Support the indie artists, authors, musicians – all over the world! Let’s show the bog media producers we ARE the future, present and even past that they should have taken seriously.

~ For now, yours in all things michief, The Pirate Poet

Convention Time and Reflections of past gatherings

Tally Ho! The Pirate Poet at COSine 2019

COSine is upon me once again. Since 2008, I’ve been attending this small, eclectic and surprisingly fun venue/get together. For only the 4th time I’m a participant and this time I’ve advanced notice! This means I don’t have to guess at the panels I’m up for, nor am I feeling put upon to keep glancing at my badge to be certain of where and when I’m to be at my panel. This year I’m on the following ~
J.Nathanial Corres (Trapper)

• Fri 5p, Telluride: The Doctor through time

• Sat 9a, Snowbrush: Female superheroes

• Sat 11a, Snowbrush: Maintaining privacy in the Internet age

• Sat 12p, Snowbrush: Voldemort: nature or nurture?

• Sat 5:30p, Ballroom 2: Author Reception & Mass Autographing

• Sun 12p, Snowbrush: Fan-fic to fic (transitioning)

Wish me luck oh fellow people of the page! I’m going to do my best to have fun and enjoy the moment as I find that these are quite fleeting and my memory is getting a bit wonky in my old age.

Hopefully, for the first time in ages, I’ll be able to attend a dinner with more than just myself.
It’s been a very long time since I sat with the SG – 14 costume group. We always wound up at Solo’s. It was a restaurant created from an old WW2 plane and the appeal was it reminded me of the Indiana Jones films. However, it was the comradery and the pleasant non – work conversations that I enjoyed so much and got me to look forward to the convention. That’s what made Solo’s special. To some, it’s just an old restaurant with average food. To me, as I stated before, it’s lots more.

Then again, almost a decade or so has passed since we all sat together to break bread and converse in a jovial fashion.

Sorry to wax nostalgic! This will be my second year as an author attendee. I’ve put out 5 books so far with a couple of Ebook poetry entries as well with a 6th on it’s way in regards to novels.

Camden’s Follies has been a dream project of mine. With the first 3 of 4 parts to the first series or book already out I’m more than confident that I’ve cracked it! It’s a story that takes it to the hero as I’ve explained to so many before. A tale wrapped in an adventure with enough humour to really show up those old silver screen heroes. Embedded within is also the odd drama and melodrama to play out with villains to despise and hate and a supporting cast of characters from engineers to alien pirates and beyond. Basically, I set out to tell a fun and engaging tale and I did it!
Now, I just have to slowly and carefully work on sales and such and avoid the odd group that solicits me to join for a fee or anything. Honestly, I don’t need a tribe or anything – I’ve got family and a village of great talent who support me and I them. Our goal is to prove the establishment wrong. We are the new paradigm and rising. Dismiss us for being on Kobo, Nook, LuLu and Amazon or any indie published work/publisher! We care not. Our audience is set and even growing; even without the big money publicity! Ours are original points of view that aren’t cookie cutter or bad clones of something that briefly fooled the public into popularity. Our work is for the long term.

I know, I’m far afield on the topic. Sorry about that once again. However, at this convention there are many, many talented people who are under – read and overlooked. I believe this will change. Slowly the word is getting out about this one and more interest is coming.

This is the convention where, if you’re a sci-fi, fantasy, horror or steampunk fan, an artist or fan of really good sci-fi, fantasy, horror or steampunk based art – you’ll find some hidden gems and new reading! Yes, it’s in America. Colorado Springs, Colorado to be precise. But it is fun and they even have a gaming area for RPG, Video and Strategy Board games!

I’m going to try and keep all informed on Twitter and Facebook of my adventures and such. Perhaps after the convention I’ll be posting many of my new find memories!

Until next time, please keep reading – especially my work, be kind and never cruel nor cowardly as you never give up or never give in…


~ The Pirate Poet

A new year! let’s see where this goes…

Unused book blurb

Okay, so, let’s try poetry..despite the blurb promo above

Noons shadow over cast
Does the dark become more so?
It is the question, nor the answer
But is it the existence that leaves us cold
Or is it the promise, the hint, the tease
Of things more insidious or naturally unseen
For whom do we palce our faith
Such times as the light extinguished
Do we find our sight by the torch?
May we at least see by our hearts guide
Never more to feel the dread
Or do we blind ourselves to the living
Just to march with the dead

Currently, I’m sitting in the 4k sellers mark in the Amazon sales for Steampunk. I know this can only improve! So please, do read my work after purchasing! And if it’s not your cup of tea, get copies for your local library or donate to the secondary/high school/university near you… and not just my books, but all my indie author friends and colleagues on Twitter!

For links to my work ~

Pt 3 of Camden’s Follies


Pt 2 or Camden’s Follies below..

Pt 1 – The Adventure begins

Don’t pay attention to the review! It was done by a young author who never read a British language book – Ever!

Anyway, please read and enjoy all! And, when I get an opportunity, I shall post links to my colleagues work as well ~

~ The Pirate Poet

Ranting, Raving or at least some book info/promotion…

Proposed cover for Elder Offensive Book 2

Okay, so progress on the horror/action novel is stalled due to overwork on Camden’s Follies…

Where the adventure and the humour began…

My goal was to get the 4th and final installment to Book one/Series 1 out before next year…. I may have to change those plans as it seems life has caught up with me. Also, I need to see more interest in Elder Offensive as I had a really explosive ending in mine for the 2 book series.

Anyway, as always… I shall place the links to my books now… they do make a great gift for Christmas! ( Nudge – nudge, wink – wink!)

Book 1 part 3 ~


Part 2

Part 1


British Edition part 2
Book 1: The Ammutseba Protocol
British Edition Book 1
British Edition

Okay, that wasn’t such a chore! Anyway, I’ve been put in Twitter time – out for idiocy of someone else… At 4100 followers… need 142 for the magic number 4242 – the answer squared!

For now…
~ The Pirate Poet

Another holiday season…

Kitty Santa?

Okay, so once again…
After fielding several qustions on a multitude of writing/reading subjects and fuming over children’s ( 20 something’s ) comments on literature – particularly classical…
I’ve finally got pretty much all my angst out – aside from being visited on by idiots.
My books are coming along swimmingly! Time is flying and I’m hoping to do more nice than nasty on the whole.
My rule on storytelling is the same as P.T. Barnum’s outlook on entertainment ~ You can please some of the people, some of the time, but you can’t please all the people all the time!
Notes on Camden’s Follies –
1 – This is a part comedy and send – up or poke at serial heroes of the silver screen. It has its moments, melodrama, action and such – but it’s still primarily a send up

2 – The hero is cursed with good looks and charm

3 – This is from the ” Diaries ” of Dr. James Camden. I gave up to a degree on all the grammar as the majority of diaries out there are FAR from perfect grammar. Not to mention, who’s thick enough to take their diary to school for edits or for that matter hire and editor?
Hint: I’m going for the human angle!

4 – There is no proverbial Harem trope. It’s the hero’s curse.

More to come, but that’s the beginning.

I will be working on the online series – as soon as time and my head are up to getting on with it. Getting the second and final Elder Offensive book/part out is on my priority list! Same with the final of the first series/book of Camden’s Follies…

So please, keep reading, writing and being brilliant and I’m VERY sorry for the lateness of the latest blog ~ GERONIMO!

~ The Pirate Poet

In the interim
This is my first podcast interview! Please enjoy… Honestly, I was in a semi – caffeinated moment if I sound daft…
And here again is the link to the latest installment of Camden’s Follies ~


Promotion and a little something…

First, the promotion…
So, or hero is now a full fledged member and raiding captain for the Dragon Helm Clan – great news! On the other hand, he’s a father now – expecting 13 of 33 children! On human, 12 Tedarian and 20 ( yes 20!) Arch Nit children….
More space battles, reoccuring alien menace and …. dare I say it… NAPPY CHANGES! Come along now and follow the Follies as James and company take you on a wild ride – a show with everything and Liondargs!


Camden’s Follies Book 1 Part 3 Dynasties, Prams and New Orders

Okay… somehting new

Can you feel the breeze
A state of nearly a shell
Barely clinging to life
On the presipice of moving on
Enduring tortures hell
A web, silken and soft
The fangs, hot and hungry
The darkness provides
The light reveals
A silohuete of breath taking beauty
The eyes of evil
Alibaster skin of heavenly delight
The cold horror eminates from every pore

Please enjoy, read and recommend!

~ The Pirate Poet

The Series to date… Yeah, I know, you want more horror, but not now…

Behold! The third installment

So, before my COSine gig in January…
Camden’s Follies! A sleeper adventure you’ll never sleep through..
James Camden was resigned to a semi – dull life as a medical examiner. He thought he was on his way to the Dark Continent to learn new ways to identify decomposition, possible popular poisons and the difference between actual animal wounds and human reproduced ones…
However, unbeknownst to him…
England had embraced, or at least the government had, Operation: Endeavour Space. Dr. Karl Verstein and his colleague and formal royal navy engineer Haimish McTavit had discovered… Alien technology! In a Mayan temple the uncovered the truth behind the pictoglyphs left behind by the Mayan and Aztec people were actually true! Designs for a vessel capable of traversing the stars, weapons that would turn a single soldier into a one person army! However, with said discoveries came even more questions.
Determined to find out if the these new boons to English science would work and possibly find new places to live, medical miracles and more military advantages!
A trip that was to take a week to a month became a roller coaster ride of survival. Alien pirates, A galactic empire bent on conquest and destruction, creatures of great size and ferocity and even worse, for James, Alien women and customs!
Grab your lunch, keep your spanner and Light Blaster Cannon at the ready ’cause it’s gonna be a bumpy ride and Join James and the crew of the HMS Bernoulli as they explore, fight and suvive everything from Liondargs to nappy changes!.. GERONIMO!

Camden’s Follies Book 1 part 2
Camden’s Follies Book 1 part 3

Above are links with one visual addition… Please read the series to date, enjoy and tell your friends! This is a grand adventure, comedy ( dark and reguar ), melodrama and action…
Oh and I’m plotting more on the horro tale I was going to put here exclusively!

~ The Pirate Poet

.. and so it goes

Still working on this, above, and of course waiting on my cover artist to be brilliant as always…

No worries, I’ve not forgotten about the horror tale. I knwo there are a couple out there who want to know more. However, it takes a bit and I’d like to finish my latest Dragon short story as well as set up Book 1, Part 4 of Camden’s Follies… which I hope to have out around Christmas.

I’ll be at COSine the revival in January. It’s in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Hotel Elegante. It’s a small, non big media Science Fiction convention with all the folk that are in line for having books converted to series/films in the future. It’s a great way for young writers or just new authors to learn something and talk to or listen to the veteran authors speak on various topics!

Indeed, formatting finished and I’m ready to roll this baby out as soon as the cover art is available…


~ The Pirate Poet