Science Fiction

Writer, Modeler - Ken McConnell

Last feed update: Sunday July 22nd, 2018 03:23:13 PM
Seiko Prospex PADI Thursday July 19th, 2018 05:05:33 PM KenMcConnell
As regular followers of my Twitter account have no-doubt noticed, I tend to take pictures of my watches when I write or edit during my lunchtime sprints. Somehow the #WatchAndWords hashtag has never really caught on. Usually, I’m sporting my Hamilton Khaki Mechanical. But lately, I’ve been wearing a new Seiko diver. I probably would […]

A Five Book Trilogy Friday July 13th, 2018 08:52:04 PM KenMcConnell
There are five books in the first trilogy of my Star Saga series. It’s called the Starforgers Era or Trilogy but it really consists of five books and one anthology of related short stories. Each numbered book is a novel and each in between book is a novella focusing on the lead good and bad characters […]

Ye Old Stellar Map Thursday June 28th, 2018 12:00:00 PM KenMcConnell
Twenty years ago I drew a map in MS Paint. It was based on the shape of a barred galaxy and it showed the Alliance planets and the Votainion Empire planets of what would become known as my Star Saga series of novels. Although at that time, I had yet to write even one novel, […]

Automated Paper Shredder Wednesday June 27th, 2018 03:38:22 PM KenMcConnell
My son Spencer was given the task of shredding a big box of old financial papers for us. His response was to automate the task using his Arduino microcontroller. He built an auto feeder with a stepper motor and a wheel and some cardboard. Then he put a light sensor over the jam light panel […]

In Between Time Tuesday June 26th, 2018 08:30:20 PM KenMcConnell
Currently, I’m in between finishing the edits for Corvette 3 and finishing the last half of a Mystery novel. I can’t really do anything on the first and I don’t have time to get into the other one before I would inevitably be dragged back to finish the first one. So what do I do with […]

What’s Coming Next Monday June 18th, 2018 02:23:59 AM KenMcConnell
With the release of the third Corvette starship novella coming in just a few short weeks, I thought I’d take a moment to let you know what’s coming up next. The Corvette Trilogy is just the first of three planned trilogies with the same main character – Armon Vance. His story started with Corvette, then […]

Cover Art Friday June 8th, 2018 11:00:49 AM KenMcConnell
We’ve put together a new cover, this time for the Corvette 3 novella. It will be the third book in the Corvette Trilogy and the first and only to feature the new Corvette model. Well, never say never. I mean it could return for a later series appearance. Once again, this cover is put together […]

Airborne Again Monday April 23rd, 2018 08:21:56 PM KenMcConnell
Those of you familiar with my novels or with me personally, know that I’m a big fan of aviation. From a young age, I’ve always liked airplanes and flying. When I was a teenager, I joined the Civil Air Patrol and got to ride in small planes as a cadet. When I got to High […]

Cover Models, Corvette 3 Saturday April 14th, 2018 03:20:58 PM KenMcConnell
The Corvette 3 manuscript is being scrutinized by Beta Readers at the moment, so I have some time to prep the starship models I built for the cover shoot. This began by using canned air to blow the dust off of both the pirate ship and the new corvette. More time was taken on the […]

Writing Update Tuesday March 20th, 2018 03:33:47 PM KenMcConnell
Corvette 3, Pirate’s Lair is heading out to Beta Readers and will then go to my Editor. I’m hoping to have it out in ebook format in May. I still have to make a cover for it. At this late date, I have no idea what that cover will look like. I think it will […]

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