Friday (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is another of the fill-in sort of stories we've been seeing in the Star Wars universe the last few years. This one gives us some backstory on Han Solo- where he came from, how he got to where he was when Luke and Obi-Wan found him, his friendship … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

One Day More: Two’s Company Drops Tomorrow!

That's right. One more day to take advantage of the presale discount on my new space opera novel, Two's Company.  It's scifi action-adventure featuring Deuce Grainger, a poker playing, Scotch drinking shuttle jockey faced with losing her main source of income if her friend's terraforming company is sabotaged out of business. Her companion AI Personality may … Continue reading One Day More: Two’s Company Drops Tomorrow!

Cover Reveal, Pre-Sale is On, and, Oh, Heck- Let’s Do a Giveaway

Last week, I posted a couple of the concept art sketches for the cover of Two's Company.  Below are two images that show the idea we decided on with color, background, and text added. I really loved the way Rob managed to put Deuce's face into the art without taking away from the overall idea.   … Continue reading Cover Reveal, Pre-Sale is On, and, Oh, Heck- Let’s Do a Giveaway

Two’s Company Cover Design: The First Steps

With the release date for Two's Company fast approaching (December 18!), and the cover art turning out beautifully, I thought maybe I would share a few of the concept sketches my cover artist sent for me to look at. These are rough sketches, intended to show a few ideas he had for where to go … Continue reading Two’s Company Cover Design: The First Steps

Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter Three, and (Probable) Presale Dates

Below I will post chapter three of Two's Company, my scifi space opera novel due to release in mid-December. If you missed the first two chapters, I will add links to those, also. I am planning (as of now) to do a presale on the book in November, most likely from the middle of the … Continue reading Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter Three, and (Probable) Presale Dates

Two’s Company, Chapter Two

Here's a look at Chapter Two of "Two's Company", the science fiction space opera novel I will be releasing in December. If you didn't catch Chapter One, you can read it here. Two's Company by M.A. Kropp Chapter Two Deuce found the berth where the Wild was towed. She opened the outer hatch and stepped … Continue reading Two’s Company, Chapter Two

Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter One

My newest science fiction novel, Two's Company, is due to be available in December of this year. It's a space opera style sci-fi story, dealing with a plot to drive independent terraforming companies out of business so a mega-corporation can become a monopoly. It also has a heroine with an attitude, artificial intelligences known as Personalities, an … Continue reading Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter One

Monday Musings: Achievement Unlocked- Revision One Finished!

I finally finished the first revision on Two's Company, the sci-fi space opera novel I have been working on this year. As of right now, I am planning on releasing it in December. I'll be telling you more about it, and blogging some excerpts in future weeks. As we get closer to December, there might even be … Continue reading Monday Musings: Achievement Unlocked- Revision One Finished!

Monday Musings: Space Opera? Why, Yes.

I have spent most of this year working on finishing the draft and doing a first revision of a novel that I plan on releasing in December. It's a sci-fi space opera thing called Two's Company. It has spaceships, artificial intelligences, corporate plotting, a wise-cracking heroine, a fist fight or two, and a save the day just … Continue reading Monday Musings: Space Opera? Why, Yes.

Monday Musings: Spring is Finally Here (I Hope)

The weather seems to have broken toward Spring now. The dogwoods and azaleas are blooming, daffodils are opening up, and the temperatures are climbing. We are also seeing some of our Spring/Summer residents showing up. Like these fellows: And one of them seemed to want to come in and say HI. He kept flying up … Continue reading Monday Musings: Spring is Finally Here (I Hope)