Here in our cyber-haunt, we have fiction, nonfiction, and even a little music. Glad to have you join us! If you have a speaking engagement coming up, we are available for contract speechwriting, especially for corporate or political clients who can benefit from our experience writing for high-level executives, including Presidential appointees.
"What is a Warrior Without His Wounds?" is in the July issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
ConCarolinas, June 1-3, 2013, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dragon*Con, August 30 - September 2, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia.
We've been recording an album of original music that we're calling Truths and Lies and Make-Believe.
The album will have a minimum of ten original songs, and as we make progress we will post updates on the Ghost Writer Blog.
We're recording the album at MKM Studios here in Cary, NC. It's a part-time project (like all our other projects), and we expect to finish and release it this summer ... but we're not being any more specific than that.
StellarCon, March 1-3, 2013, Greensboro, North Carolina.
RavenCon, April 5-6, 2013, Richmond, Virginia.
The Gray Man Writes ... Songs ...
... and they're available on Bandcamp. Or at least one is.
We are working on recording an album of Gray's original music. So far two songs are complete -- "The Monster Hunter Ballad" and "Steampunk Pirates" -- and two more are nearing completion: "Finding Serenity" and "Dare to Do Great Things." We will post updates as we get closer to having a final product.
The Gray Man on YouTube
We have several music videos available, linked on our YouTube Playlist. Most of the videos feature the kind of slipshod guitar playing and mediocre vocals that you've come to expect from the Gray Man.
If you don't want to go through the YouTube interface, you can select from the individual videos below:
- Gray performs "Tauntauns to Glory"
- Gray performs "Winter Simplifies the World"
- Gray performs "The Monster Hunter Ballad" -- the science fiction & fantasy blog SFSignal included a post about Gray's Monster Hunter Ballad in April 2012
- Gray performs "Playing Politics," which may be considered the theme song for the Anti-Campaign
- Gray performs "Having Failed to Be Raptured, I Wrote this Stupid Song"
- The video montage of Gray's "The Economic Recovery Blues", his 2009 song for the Industrial Extension Service
As part of his work with the Industrial Extension Service, Gray hosts a video series called the Manufacturing Minute. Each segment is "about a minute, about manufacturing." Let us know what you think!
"Memorial at Copernicus" is an alternate-history story that occurs on the Moon, and was my first story to be considered a "professional" sale. It originally appeared in the third issue of Redstone Science Fiction, in August 2010.
And now it's also the first of my stories to ever be recorded. New Zealand author Amanda (AJ) Fitzwater recorded the story, and I'm especially pleased with how well she rendered the main character's Russian accent.
Blog, Blog, Blogging Along
We're still having fun with our Ghost Writer blog, with our continuing (though not continuous) series of space history posts. If you ever read what we post, thank you, and we'd love it if you left comments.
Download-Ables: Book Excerpt, Essays, Short Story
Free downloads available:
- The Introduction to Quality Education
- Two essays, "An Unsolicited Proposal for the Secretary of Education," and "Ignore The Tour Guides, If You Can"
- One short story (historical fiction), "The Surfman"
The downloads are FREE, though if you like them we do accept donations ... see the 'donate' button in the right-hand column.
Election Day is Over ... Did You Vote For The Anti-Candidate?
While the rules for write-in candidates vary from place to place, and are sometimes as difficult to navigate as the rules for becoming an official candidate, the Anti-Candidate remains available as a write-in candidate for any elective office, anywhere. All we ask is that you spell our name correctly.
Available to a good publisher, a realistic science fiction novel of survival and sacrifice on the Moon:
Stormie and Frank Pastorelli go WALKING ON THE SEA OF CLOUDS in a near-future technological drama about the risks people will take, the emergencies they'll face, and the sacrifices they'll make to survive and thrive as members of the first independent, commercial lunar colony.
Social Media Central
The Gray Man is active (more or less) on several different social media platforms. Contact us on your favorite:
Send a friend request or connection request, if you like; but if we don't actually know you, or you think we might not recognize your name, please send a brief explanation as well.
The Gray Man's Other Pursuits ...
Need a speech written or edited? We'll give you professional results -- at professional prices.
Need a speaker for an upcoming event, or a narrator for a film or video? We'll do that -- price negotiable.
Want a hand-crafted, musical-instrument-inspired chair? No promises, since we don't have lots of woodworking time these days ... but if we do, it'll really cost you.