Nearly There…

            It’s real. There’s no denying it now.             What started as a dream many years ago has become reality. To be honest, I never quite imagined that I would actually arrive at this point. But here I am regardless. My debut book is finished. The editing complete. The cover designed. It’s listed on Amazon,Continue reading “Nearly There…”

“The Girl in the Storm”

The first book in the upcoming trilogy “A Season of Angels” releases this November 4th. You can pre-order your digital copy TODAY! Angels are real. Demons Walk the earth. And she alone can fight the Devil. Seventeen-year old Genevieve Reidell loves to paint and values her closest friends above all, but when a gunman terrorizesContinue reading ““The Girl in the Storm””

So, it’s been a while…

So, it’s been a while. More than a while, if I’m being honest, but I do have a good reason. At least I believe that it’s a moderately decent reason. You may disagree. You may be thinking, “I actually didn’t mind not seeing his incessant little blog posts popping up every week!” Either way. HereContinue reading “So, it’s been a while…”

Doubt, or How I Slayed That Dragon, and Killed Some of My Darlings Too…

Well, I did it. I killed my darlings. There are still a few left, quite naturally, but the unwieldly beast that was the first draft of my novel, “The Girl in the Storm”, is now finally starting to come together. When it began it was probably close to 130K words, quite a feat no doubt,Continue reading “Doubt, or How I Slayed That Dragon, and Killed Some of My Darlings Too…”

Writing Frenzy, Updates and Big News…

            To say that the last few weeks have been a whirlwind would probably be a bit of an understatement and will also account for the fact that it has been a couple of weeks since my lost blog post. “The Girl in the Storm”, my perpetually forth coming debut novel is still very muchContinue reading “Writing Frenzy, Updates and Big News…”

Carefully Laid Plans, Or How They Don’t Really Matter in the End

Writing, at least in my experience, seems to have evolved along a few rather simple lines. First, I plan. Not extensively, mind you, but just enough so that I know where the story ends as well as a few of the big, crucial moments that mark the road along on the way. After that, IContinue reading “Carefully Laid Plans, Or How They Don’t Really Matter in the End”

The Theology of “A Season of Angels”

When I sat down to spin the tale of Genevieve Reidell, I knew the trappings of the world that she would inhabit. I knew that it would look like our own in nearly every way. The singular event that serves as a backdrop to “The Girl in the Storm”, a school shooting, is an event thatContinue reading “The Theology of “A Season of Angels””

On Chapter Titles, Outlines and the Adventure of a Story Coming Together…

Are chapter titles important? Do they matter as much as the story itself or is a number all that’s needed? I’ve seen authors that eschew the idea of deliberately named chapters and opt instead to simply number them out as the story marches on. I found myself, through the exploration of Genevieve’s story in TheContinue reading “On Chapter Titles, Outlines and the Adventure of a Story Coming Together…”

An Excerpt from The Girl in the Storm, Chapter 1: She Moves Through Shadow

She didn’t like the room, or the chair she sat on. The carpet beneath her feet was plain, a pale sort of blue designed neither to please nor upset, and yet her eyes were drawn toward it. Perhaps it was because of the clinical gaze fixed on her, the weight of that look recalling everythingContinue reading “An Excerpt from The Girl in the Storm, Chapter 1: She Moves Through Shadow”