Help the Dragon’s Rocketship Create Another New Anthology

The Dragon’s Rocketship is a facebook group made up of sci-fi and fantasy fans. A good number of the members are indie authors and artists, so the group is dedicated to helping indies get noticed. One of the ways we do it is by publishing anthologies of members’ short stories. This year’s anthology is called Hex Support, and contains stories about wizards and sorcerers who might work in some form of public service industry.

To make it the best it can be, we want to be able to afford good editing, so there’s an indiegogo fundraiser in place to raise funds to pay a good editor. Click the link below to see how you can be a part!

Office of the Mediator, Sol III Div. Seeks Agents!

Greetings, Terrans!

The Office of the Mediator, Sol III Div. is looking for a few good sentient beings. The Mediator has requested that we enlist Communications Agents to assist with the flow of information about the Umea Bakearen series. To that end, we are offering a free eBook of A Time To Build to anyone willing to read it and write a review, either on Terran social media, or electronic booksellers, or other book enthusiast sites such as Goodreads.

In addition to the free eBook, the Mediator will randomly select an Agent to receive a signed paperback copy of A Time To Build for every hundredth book (paperback or eBook version) sold, until such a time as every Agent has received one.

To enroll, please visit the facebook page at

We thank you for your assistance.

RWR for the Office of the Mediator, Sol III Div.
Preventing the destruction of Earth since 1968 CE (1999 GCE)

A Time to Build Now Available at All Major Retailers

Greetings, Terrans!

As of this writing, the Office of the Mediator is pleased to announce that Rick’s first book, A Time To Build, has just been spotted on iTunes! That means that it’s now available on all of the major eBook retailers.

Here is the list, with links, to all the places you can find A Time to Build:

If you’ve already read the book, please consider writing an honest review at any (or all) of these sites. The safety of the Earth might depend on it!

-Director, Office of the Mediator

Post by Rick Rossing, Not quite famous Author. Yet.

A Time to Build gets Premium Catalog Approval on Smashwords!

Greetings, Terrans,

The Office of the Mediator is pleased to announce that Rick Rossing’s first book, A Time to Build, has been approved for the Premium Catalog. This makes it possible for the e-book to be distributed to affiliate markets such as Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and others. We’re all pretty excited about it. To celebrate, here is an excerpt from the book:

Janet was busy at work when Lynne and I came into my office. She jumped up and ran around the desk to hug me, then she hugged Lynne.
“Lynne, you poor thing! Does it still hurt?”
“It’s not that bad anymore,” said Lynne.
“I still have the video of Lynne’s accident on my camera,” I said. “Want to see?”
“What, do you carry that thing with you everywhere?”
“Pretty much.”
“It’s part of the treaty,” said Lynne.
“What do you mean?”
I answered before Lynne could. “You know Lynne’s folks live pretty far from here, right?”
“Oh, I get it. You promised lots of video.”
“Something like that,” said Lynne, taking the hint.
I showed the video to Janet, who winced, rubbing her lower leg. “Ouch. My leg hurts just watching that.”
“Believe me,” said Lynne. “Doing it didn’t tickle, either. I broke both bones in my lower leg. The worst part was the liftoff, though.”
“Out of Grand Canyon,” I interjected. “The pilot could have been a little gentler with the controls, believe me. Lynne only had the makeshift splint on her leg, and she felt every jostle.”
“I bet that ruined your honeymoon.”
“We made the most of it,” said Lynne, sitting down on the loveseat in my reception area. She swung her cast up and onto the seat beside her. Then she winked at Janet. “I’m sure you appreciate just how resourceful my husband can be.”
Janet smiled, but I detected a hint of tension between her and Lynne. I could figure out why. Lynne knew I had dated Janet in the past. She was letting Janet know that I was hers, and nothing as small as a broken leg would keep her from defending her territory. I hoped that they would be able to work out their hostility, because I hated the thought of dismissing my best friend, not to mention breaking in a new assistant.