I promised several people I’d do a post wherein I share our process of harvesting wheat by hand. Harvesting is actually a small part of the whole process of taking wheat from the field to a usable final product, so although I named this post “Harvesting” Wheat by Hand, I’ll actually include the post-harvest steps of threshing and winnowing.
We have never had much money, so if “rich” is defined as “having a lot of money” then I am the opposite of that. If being “rich” means having all the latest gadgets, money in the bank, toys, and nice vacations, then sorry… I’m not even close to rich. And what does “poor” mean? Long, long ago the word “poor” meant that you didn’t have or have access to the bare minimums necessary for survival…
Artificial Intelligence ends the world! If I were a betting man, I’d say lack of the regular kind of intelligence is more likely to accomplish the feat, but what do I know? Believe me, I enjoy the humorous image of humans cowering in hipster pubs nervously sipping craft beers made of genetically modified (but gluten […]
…we’re beginning our wheat harvest here in Central Texas… When I’m not authoring sci-fi books… I run an off-grid farm. That’s right! We’re plain and we do things the old-fashioned way most of the time. One of the things I teach my children is that you reap what you sow. So many lessons for […]
The Big Launch for Brother, Frankenstein runs from June 8th to June 14th of 2015. We are very much looking for people willing to send an email to their list(s), friends, family, fans, etc., but just in case you would like to share the information on a blog, website or on social media, here is […]
Not long ago I was in a hardware store in a small town not far from our farm. I was with my son buying plumbing parts for a water project for the farm. Robert and I were at the register with our PVC valves, couplers, and adapters when the clerk, a friendly local fellow named Buck, started […]
“Hugo Material!” ~ Nick Cole Praise for Brother, Frankenstein “Brother, Frankenstein is Michael Bunker at his best. He just keeps getting better.” ~ Ernie Lindsey, USA Today Bestselling Author of Sara’s Game and Skynoise. “I just finished beta reading Michael Bunker’s new heartbreakingly awesome novel and I have this to say: Hugo Material.” ~ Nick Cole, […]
In just 3 days, on Wednesday April 29th, Brother, Frankenstein will be officially released widely to the public… I’d like to ask for your help. If you were given an ARC (advance review copy) of Brother, Frankenstein, will you make certain to leave a review on Amazon (and everywhere else you review books) BEFORE Wednesday? So […]
I am expecting to receive the paperback proof of Brother, Frankenstein in the next few days. As soon as that happens, I’ll be placing the first signed book printing order. The first 50 signed books ordered will be both signed and numbered. If you place your order today or tomorrow you shouldn’t have a problem […]
I run toward the barn, realizing—even through the haze of alcohol, adrenaline, and moonlight—that Frank could turn on me and kill me without a second thought. Or even a first thought. The HADroid program was designed to produce a robot with human empathy, but Frank is an autistic eleven-year-old: empathy is not his strong suit. […]
Brother, Frankenstein will be available everywhere! Here are all of the pre-order links.
As many of you know, Brother, Frankenstein is going to be launching on April 29th. The book is already available for pre-order, and I’m going to be selectively giving away a few more ARC copies in exchange for reviews, but I have some other stuff to give away too. Order Brother, Frankenstein NowI have 3 […]