SpecArt Spotlight: Beste Erel

I’m a little late in posting this. You can thank our American turkey-eating holiday, Thanksgiving. Anyway, here we go, into another SpecArt Spotlight! This time we’re talking with Beste Erel, a freelance illustrator in the grey-blue city of Istanbul, Turkey. She’s been creating art since she was a child. Her …

CyberBio Interview Transcript: Daniel “Dax” Lewis

I wanted to try something a little different and a little fun this week. I’ve seen other authors post faux interviews with characters from their books and whatnot. While I think this is a cute idea, I also thought it was a little out of character for my characters. Instead, …

FlashFic: The Response

Space is deadly. And space in science fiction is even deadlier. This #NerdArt struck me as a particularly vivid and graphic visualization of the kind of death and destruction that awaits humanity as we venture out toward the stars more and more. This is NASA Attack by Chen Yang, over …

FlashFic: Demon Eggs

This is a great piece of #NerdArt I found a few weeks ago. I thought the scene was so interesting, that I had to write what, in my mind, was happening. Was this something fantasy or science fiction. Sometimes the difference between them is a matter of perspective and understanding. …

FlashFic: The Hearts of Men

So last week screwed me up a little, with the holiday. But, I’m back with a new story, inspired by a piece of creepy #NerdArt. This one is In Darkness from Freelance Illustrator Beste Erel in Istanbul, Turkey. Even though this has that very speed-paint style, it really grabbed me. …

FlashFic: Desperation

This week’s Flash Fiction is inspired by concept artist Jiwook Lee’s Busted.