Hello old friends.

The last few months have not been good to me. While my work situation got better I ended up in the hospital with depression and insomnia. With the help of friend close by things are coming along. Suicide and pain runs rampant in my family and it took some willpower to reach out for help.

Since this is my author blog and not not Facebook  you might not give a happy fuck dear reader.

Fair point.

Right now I am working on 1.2 of the Teleforce Incident. I have switched to giving  Google docs a try. I tried it before and I had nothing but problems. That was 7 years ago and it’s come along nicely.

I write on the train, offline with my laptop and sync when I am home or work.

Google has many tools help with the writing. I’ve been taking pictures and uploading of things that inspire. The city of Aurora will be kind of stand in for The Springs. (1920s feel. red brick, kind of beaten up etc.)

Anyway. See you soon.

broken glass photo


The world debut of Counting Coup at Gencon.

GENCON! My gencon booth  it’s AA-N. Please come and buy my book. I need to be able to eat, and I will have the dime novel for sale at $10 even.

I did get a helper so that’s awesome.

for the three of you that read this and not facebook I got a job in chitown on 3rd shift. I currently live in Naperville.



Gencon- Looking for meat puppet.

I am currently looking for someone to help me fill my author booth. Since I have gotten no takers so far I have decided to make the following offer. (please pm me, or ask questions below.) If you know someone who wants to do it, let them and me know. I will hand out my new phone number on PM.


Gencon is August 4-7th. I will be getting there in the 3rd. I have to pick up my exhibitor/artist badge. I don’t need help setting up the booth but if you are there that would be nice.

My booth has to be open from 10am-6pm every day. The exhibit hall opens for exhibitors/authors at 9am and closes at 7pm. That’s two hours of exhibitor’s only.

The booth has to be manned by ME 5 hours a day. That’s three hours I can wander.

I have to stay to the end on Sunday, but we can negotiate based on your travel requirements.

We can work out the schedule once I get a meat puppet to help.


What I am offering.

I will cover your badge. (90.00 exhibitor badge.)

I will cover your housing if you stay in our room.(250.00) if you don’t want to stay there for some reason I will cover the same somewhere else. We are in the Crown Plaza.

You will be on your own for stuff and food but we can negotiate terms if you need more.

What I need from you.

Sell my books at my booth for a few hours. Help me during the day with getting stuff and pee breaks for me. Hand out business cards and flyers if I am able to get them.

Travel. I have contacts in Michigan if you need a ride. I am in Chicago so I might be able to help if you are from this area.

My author email is traviscole@sparkpulp.com


a big change. And a table number.

Due to changes in my personal life and day job issues I have moved to Chitown and am looking for IT work.  I am crashing with old friends for now but I want to stay in there good graces and leave my troll hole.

Gencon: Still going. May try find someone to hitch a ride with rather than be the driver.

GENCON! I got my booth. it’s AA-AN(please for the love of fuck pass along my books.)


PROGRESS is the opposite of congress.

I all chugging along on 1.1 of Teleforce Incident.  Got hard copies of books from createspace. I need to make some changes I think. CC needs a spine change and I want to drop the sparkpulp logo on the back of all them.

Having my own time to write has been productive so that’s a nice shift really.

Looking forward to Gencon.




The brother’s three.

Take a look at this shit. These fucking books exist in meatspace and not just as ebooks. COME GET SOME!


Upcoming writing schedule:

I am going to be working on Draft 1.1 of The Teleforce  incident. (sparkpulp) universe

Editing some finished shorts

Draft 3 of The Tragic Romance of the Ninja and the Kitsune(oni wars series)

that should fill spring.



Counting Coup: released on hard copy.

I have Counting Coup on Createspace.  I will have a kindle version up soon.

This is the copy I am bringing to gencon.




Counting Coup: A Sparkpulp dime novel.

So, I got the cover done for CC. It came back amazing.

I sent CC to to editor for a final pass though after making changes suggested by beta readers.

Beta readers that haven’t provided their feedback can still send it in.

see you at Gencon


Gencon Confirmed

I have a table at this years Gencon. I will be in the self published author’s ave. This is something I am happy about and I am nervous.

Counting Coup looks like it will be done by then. The cover is being worked on right now and the beta readers are coming back. Most of the of them are good. The ending was not something that I planned so I was kind of worried it felt forced. “Powerful.” was used which makes me happy.

Once the beats are in, i will make changes then send the book into one last round of editing.

I will be bringing hard copies of all books to the con to sell / give away. The goal will be to put books in hands.

I can have up to three helpers so I am looking for people already going to gencon who want to help. If I can afford it I may even just cover badge. I am between day jobs right now so I don’t know what will happen.