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    The Girl Who Stole a Starship Cover Preview

    Posted by Charles Gray on March 16, 2017

    Well, one of my stories is almost finished, going through final edits (otherwise known as: am I over editing? I think I’m over editing. Wait a minute, that phrase sucks).  I’ve also started working on the cover since us poor folk can’t hire those fancy pants graphic artists with their Highfalutin ways. I’m gonna give it a few more brush ups, and show it off to other people, and see what else I can do with it.


    Here it is:


    the girl who stole a battleship


    The book itself should be out on kindle in the next two weeks, or possibly earlier if I don’t find anything that demands major changes.


    Posted in Ebook, Science Fiction, Uncategorized, Young Adult fiction | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

    Wow, it’s been a while, hasn’t it?

    Posted by Charles Gray on January 4, 2017

    I’ve been doing a lot of other work recently and sadly, I’ve been neglecting my writing blog.  The good news is, that work involves finishing up three novel drafts which will be out in the first quarter of 2017.  I’m also hoping to get this blog back and operating, especially since it’s sort of nice to talk to people now and then.

    I hope you all had a wonderful 2016, and that 2017 will be even better for you!

    Posted in Freelance Writing, Uncategorized, Writing | Leave a Comment »

    The Bessemer Process: A New Book Enters the Ring!

    Posted by Charles Gray on June 30, 2016



    Sometimes, the biggest changes in our world are the ones that have been least remarked on. Take, for example, the Bessemer process. Before it was invented, high-quality steel was a semi-precious material due the time and effort it took to produce it. It was restricted to things like swords, dinnerware, and other such expensive goods, with cast iron being used for most other items.  After the Bessemer process became common, steel became the metal of choice for everything from bridges to cannon, and directly contributed to the rise of our first great skyscrapers.

    It literally changed the world and yet, even among those who know about the importance of steam power, the telegraph, or the airplane, the Bessemer process is almost forgotten.  Which is terribly unfortunate.  That’s why my upcoming young adult science-fact book will be about the development of the Bessemer process and the man who invented it. It’s a pretty damned interesting story.


    Posted in children's book, Uncategorized, Young Adult | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

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