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Only two days left!


You read that right! Only two days left to get all this extreme sci-fi goodness! And I’ll make the deal even sweeter! If you pick up a copy of the bundle, drop me a note and I’ll send you any other two of my books FREE! That’s right, just let me know you bought the bundle, and I’ll throw in a couple more books!

Don’t let this one get away! Some great books in this bundle!

I’ll be back with more news later!


Windows 10 and the saga of msointl.dll

Windows 10 decided I had far too much time on my hands. So, it restarted my PC stating “Windows has encountered a problem and is restarting.”

Well, wonderful. It was quite odd, but hey, why not. Restarting sounds like a good time.

When the computer came back up, there was no internet connection. Well, gee, isn’t that odd. There was also no sound. I got an error “msointl.dll is missing” when I tried to open any MS Office applications. It didn’t seem like there was only one problem.

So I browsed several sites that gave me great advice, unfortunately, none of it worked. I couldn’t get the network to troubleshoot because I’d lost permission to diagnostic service policy. I could open some apps, but for the most part, everything appears to have been corrupted.

SO! I tried to to a recovery, a reset, a restore. All of those also failed. Each gave me very specific errors like “Windows cannot complete the reset.” or “Windows cannot perform a recovery at this time.”

Now I’m not throwing hate at Windows right now. This is the first major OS crash I’ve ever had with windows. It’s just frustrating that as I’m the busiest I’ve been in some time with my writing, something like comes by and throws me for a loop.

I do have more than one PC, yes, but I need THAT PC up and running for many more reasons than just Gee, I’d like to be on that PC. So I’m downloading Windows 10, and will soon be reinstalling Windows on the PC. I did back up all my files. Once the install is done I can download all the apps again. I’ll probably lose my bookmarks as the PC no longer boots. But these things happen from time-to-time. It’s best to always be prepared for the worst.

Need a distraction from something like this? Why not check out a great ebook bundle! There are far more exciting things to do than read about me crashing a PC. 🙂


Extreme Sci-Fi Bundle


You hear stories from time-to-time about the little guy getting a chance. A good player in the minors getting pulled up to the majors. A tough defensive back getting the nod to come off the practice squad to play his first game in the majors.

That’s how I feel. I’ve written a number of books. I feel great about the stories I’ve told, but getting noticed is so painfully difficult. So you can imagine my surprise when I got the nod, I got the tap on the shoulder. “Jay, I think you’re good enough, let’s see what you’ve got.”

If you’ve never heard of a book bundle before, they’re a great way to get a lot of ebooks for a little dough. $5 gets you 5 awesome ebooks (including mine!) and $15 gets you even more ebooks. Pay what you want! When I saw the lineup, I was blown away. Kevin J. Anderson (the guy who works with Frank Herbert’s son to continue the Dune series), Mike Resnik (How many awards has he won for his work?), Kristine Kathrine Rush and her husband Dean Wesley Smith, J. Daniel Sawyer, M.L. Buckman and Blaze Ward. Talk about a powerhouse lineup.

And included with those names is mine.It’s difficult not to be a little overwhelmed.

Each bundle has a theme. What’s this one about? If you haven’t caught all the sports references, it’s about extreme Sci-Fi Sports. You love Sci-Fi? You love Sports? It’s all right here waiting for you. Ten books that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat screaming, cheering, and leaving you exhausted.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to and grab an ebook bundle. If you have any questions, ask! I’ll be more than happy to help you out. All platforms are supported.

Until Next Time!


P.S. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I’m getting back on the horse and I have lots of news to share. So expect a lot more blog posts from me! Daily blogging once again? I just might have to do that. WOO WOO!