The End… Maybe… Someday, perhaps?

This is “The End”… Kinda. But not really. Well, let’s put it this way… it’s the end of the original idea that started me on the path of becoming an actual-honest-to-God published writer. But it’s not the FINAL “End”. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, “Make up your damn mind, man!” And I really amContinue reading “The End… Maybe… Someday, perhaps?”

*Announcement!*

Special Announcement In light of the senseless tragedy that occurred in Knoxville, Tennessee and the continued violence that too often mars our society and our schools, I would like to do whatever small part I can to assist those so deeply effected by these acts of cruelty. Beginning today, April 24th and continuing through MayContinue reading “*Announcement!*”

Lost in Shadows?

I’ve been away from the blog writing gig for a while now. And I do actually have a fairly decent excuse. Honestly, I do. I’ve been writing. Writing a lot, actually. And all that writing has resulted in a few notable things. I now have three *almost* published books to my name! Yes, that’s rightContinue reading “Lost in Shadows?”

It All Starts Now

Make no mistake. It has been a while. I could blame it on pre-release anxiety as I prepare for the release of my debut novel, which is in two days, by the way. Or, I could blame it on the struggles I’ve had recently when it comes to wrapping up the last two chapters of my novella-in-progress.Continue reading “It All Starts Now”

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…”

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…”

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”

Chasing the Muse

I’m often asked, whenever someone stumbles upon the fact that I’m a writer, “Where do you come up with those ideas?” And there are times when I realize that describing that elusive “muse” in any meaningful, concrete way can sometimes be harder than the act of writing itself. What is it that inspires me? WhatContinue reading “Chasing the Muse”