"Not all of me is dust. Inside my song, safe from the worm, my spirit will survive." ~Aleksandr Pushkin
"I think I'll put some mountains here. Otherwise, what will the characters have to fall off of?" ~Laurie Anderson
"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat." ~Edgar Allan Poe
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." ~Albert Einstein
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." ~Scott Adams
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ~Leo Tolstoy
"When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'One word at a time.'" ~Stephen King
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anais Nin
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." ~Richard Bach
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." ~Groucho Marx
"To be all that we are, and to become all that we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life." ~RL Stevenson
"You have to know how to accept rejection, and reject acceptance." ~Ray Bradbury


In Flashpoint, Loren L. Coleman fires the first shots of the Steiner-Davion civil war.

David McCarthy, one of the few surviving members of the First Kathil Uhlans, returns to Kathil from Clan space, a hero. But as opposing forces wrangle for control of the planet’s orbital shipyards, David and the local militia are caught up in the power struggle between supporters of Katrina Steiner, and loyalist for Victor Davion. Vowing that he won’t fail the people of his homeworld, McCarthy leads his untested MechWarrior against superior forces, and dredges up a past he’d rather forget.