• February’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Purgatory,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

    The latest episode of the Listen To The Signal podcast is up! February’s FREE original audio sci-fi short story is “Purgatory.” I don’t want to give anything away before you listen to this next story, so I’ll just set it up by saying our protagonist, Tom, is a desperate guy, at the end of his rope, and that the end of that rope might not be as cleanly cut as he expected. Enjoy!

  • TWO Rob Dircks novels for under TWO bucks!

    This week only: get both of Rob’s science fiction novels, Where the Hell is Tesla? and The Wrong Unit, for just 99¢ each! That’s 80% off the ebook list price, and hours and hours of reading pleasure for less than your morning coffee. Boom! Where the Hell is Tesla? #1 Best Selling Sci-Fi Time Travel Book on Amazon.com • […]

  • January’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Horatio Breathed His Last,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

    The latest episode of the Listen To The Signal podcast is up! January’s FREE original audio sci-fi short story is “Horatio Breathed His Last.” It’s another story where I woke up one morning with it kind of already formed in my head. I think it’s because I’m working on the sequel to Where the Hell is Tesla?, and I’m delving pretty deep into the characters for the second time right now. Anyway, this story is about Horace Cho, the author of the way-too-popular science fiction series The Horatio Chronicles. After over thirty novels in the series, Horatio the Hero begins to take on a life of his own. Harmless, right? Enjoy!

  • December’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Quick Fix,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

    The latest episode of the Listen To The Signal podcast is up! December’s original audio sci-fi short story is “Quick Fix,” the tale of two routine, simultaneous repairs aboard a starship that go haywire — leading to the question, “what is real?” This story was originally the pilot for a new low-budget sci-fi TV series called Quick Fix – sort of a mashup of Quantum Leap, Star Trek, and little bit of Where the Hell is Tesla? thrown in. But the TV script is in a temporary limbo right now, so I figured I’d turn it into a short story. If you like it, let me know if this is a story you’d like to see with more episodes!

  • Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure – Available Now!

    Me and my brother Dave have teamed up again – this time with our very first children’s book! Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure is the story of Albert, a kid – like all kids – who just doesn’t want to go to bed. Using the alphabet and his vivid imagination, Albert embarks on various adventures, learning that nothing’s […]

  • Join me at the first annual Indie Author Day, hosted by NY Public Library!

    Indie Author Day 2016    Hosted by the New York Public Library Saturday, October 8, 2016  •  10:30 AM – 4:30 PM Grand Central Library  •  135 East 46th Street, NYC (location/directions) How can you become an Indie author? And why would you want to be? What are the pros and cons? For readers and aspiring […]

  • The Wrong Unit: A Novel – Now Available!

    I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HUMANS ARE SO CRANKY ABOUT. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over a thousand calories per day, and they’re allowed to mate. Plus, they have me. An Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy. “Hey you.” Heyoo. That’s my name, I suppose. It’s easier for the humans to remember than 413s98-itr8. I guess I’ve gotten used to it. Rob Dircks, bestselling author of Where the Hell is Tesla?, has a “unit” with a problem…

  • Today I Invented Time Travel.

    Before the short story, I have to give you the setup: I was so excited to be invited to the Queens Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author’s Evening (reading from my novel Where the Hell is Tesla?) that I decided to write a short story just for the night. Maybe a time travel story. Sounded good. But what could […]

  • How I sold 10,000 copies in one year (and maybe you can too).

    My book Where the Hell is Tesla? launched exactly one year ago, and amazingly, it’s sold over 10,000 copies! I can hardly believe it myself, but when you look at the steps I took to get there, maybe it’s not so unbelievable after all. I’ve written a full post outlining everything I did over at […]

  • Queens Library Presents… An Amazing Evening with Sci Fi/Fantasy Authors • March 8, 2016

    Join us and meet some of NYC’s most creative and imaginative writers — Goldfinch Publishing’s own Rob Dircks, Ilana C. Myer and Alex Shvartsman. This evening will start with readings from the three amazing sci-fi authors. Following the readings will be a Q&A with the audience and finally a lively discission on a variety of topics focused on the role of science […]

  • 8 Ways to Make Your Writing Funnier (My Guest Post on Cat Rambo’s Site)

    Recently, Cat Rambo (President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America – SFWA – and World Fantasy and Nebula nominated speculative fiction writer) offered my a guest spot on her blog. Naturally, I jumped on the opportunity, and decided to offer something just about any writer could get a few tips from: injecting humor into […]