I’ve got the blurb for my upcoming sci-fi novel Refuge – The Minders’ War Book One down to two possibilities and I’d love your input. Let me know if you 1) Prefer blurb one 2) Prefer blurb two 3) Like neither 4) Are never eating here ever again because the service is terrible. BLURB ONE: Ruthless. […]Read more "Blurb Survey for The Minders’ War"
I’m doing an Amazon Giveaway of Madeleine L’Engle’s ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic. It was the first science fiction book I remember reading, and with the upcoming movie (which I will see eventually and hope they do the adaptation well) I thought doing a contest might be fun. Plus this will let me see how […]Read more "Win a Copy of A Wrinkle in Time"
I thought I’d take a minute and talk about why I place my Supervillain High novels in the superhero subgenre. There’s a number of great entries in the genre if you’ve never had a chance to read some of the novels that firmly belong here. Two that come to mind are Jeffery H. Haskell’s […]Read more "Zeroing in on the Superhero Subgenre"
I’m happy to share an interview conducted by Steph on Steph okay’s Youtube channel. She’s a fun host with a cool show and brings a lot of energy to her interviews, which is more than I can say for me. Next time, I’ll drink coffee before getting in front of a camera, I promise! […]Read more "Gerhard Gehrke Interviewed on Steph okay?’s Youtube Channel"
It’s release day for Supervillain High! See the guy in the video wearing the purple tights and mask robbing that bank? That’s my dad. He’s a super villain. The law is after him. The internet loves him. I wish we weren’t related. Fortunately a scholarship fell into my lap to an exclusive private high school […]Read more "Supervillain High"
Congrats to Matt Fraser, winner of the Post-Apocalyptic Purple Prose Contest! Here’s his winning entry: “Diana glared, a gleam in her stymied eye, across the purpling sage-filled prairie, golden grains turning red as blood in the decaying light of a dying sun. She wearily lifted a slender, weather-beaten hand to her beetling brow, shielding her […]Read more "Purple Prose Contest Winner!"
I thought we could have some fun this week by celebrating purple prose, post-apocalyptic style. What’s purple prose? Elevated language where none is needed. Overly flowery descriptions of the mundane that distract. Haughty verbiage where spare description would suffice. Maximum verbosity. I’d like to honor language on stilts that draws excessive attention to itself as […]Read more "The Post-Apocalyptic Purple Prose Contest"