Switching Websites AGAIN?!


I hate all this cyber-stuff. I’m not good at it. And let’s face it, WordPress is not the easiest thing in the world to work with. Especially for a tech-fearing, luddite barbarian like me.

I feel like that evil scientist woman in Superman III getting assimilated….


I discovered a new author website system put out by a now-millionaire guru I’ve subscribed to, and it is an awesome website builder specifically designed for authors, but… It cost $60 a month to use it! Holy greenbacks, Superman! It’s nice, but that’s plain silly! I can get a premium set-up from another provider for a third of that.

Which is probably what I’m going to do, although I really hate starting over again. In 2015 (I think) I started this website, abandoning my Blogspot site and several years of blogging there, and it was a bear to restart then. I hate to have to manually rebuild everything from scratch. But if I can get one of those nice “drag and drop” systems… That’s easy. And I can build it over time.

Besides, if I’m going to start paying for it, I might as well be paying for something easy to use with the bells and whistles I want.

So stand by.

I hope all you nice subscriber folks will follow me over to my new site, if/when that happens. It’ll probably still be “Brinks Chaos Theory” since I’ve purchased that domain, but I doubt I can migrate my follows over.

I’ll let you know if/when the move happens. I’m on spring break this week, in between quarters at the nursing college where I teach. So aside from a lot of more painful tasks to be done (like my taxes!) I’m hoping to get some infrastructure stuff done for the ol’ writing biz. Actually updated a handful of book cover designs this morning, and they look good! Best one is this:

Confident superhero standing with arms crossed

Way better, if I do say so myself. 🙂

Okay, watch for developments. I’m fending off the urge to write new material so I can get more of the publishing side of things handled. Not easy for me–neither the fending off writing nor the publishing/admin tasking.

I have this new collection about ready to come out, too, but need to establish the infrastructure stuff first. I also made this cover myself. (Not too shabby, eh?)

Exploring space from astronomy center

Okay, work to do.

Or sleeping to do. It is after 11pm now.

Or maybe video games to do…?

Decisions, decisions…


Final Hours to Vote


I probably shouldn’t have waited until now to post this, but, hey, I’m a busy guy! Like all of us, right?

Which is why I appreciate so much those who have taken a moment to vote for my new cover art on the All Author Cover Contest.

The AllAuthor website features a book cover contest every month. It’s a great opportunity to get your new book seen and grab a little exposure. Exposure (a.k.a. discoverability) is a major thing for us indie authors. Everything we can do to get noticed is huge.

Therefore, I was hoping I might ask you to take a look at the cover contest and cast a vote. You don’t even have to vote for mine, if you don’t want to. (Though I would sure appreciate it!) Whether you vote for Deus Ex Machina or not, you’ll be helping someone (preferably me) get their book noticed. And in the massive cybernetic sea of indie books out there, that’s something!

Just click here: https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/4076/

This will take you to where my book resides. There’s a voting button conveniently placed within reach. You can also scroll down and check out the other cover options. Your vote is yours, cast it how you like.

Thanks for taking a moment away from your bust day or night to help me (or possibly someone else) get their book noticed just a little bit more.

And if you want to check out the book to read, you can find it just about anywhere: Amazon, for example, by clicking here, Kobo, iBooks, and B&N, to name a few.