It All Starts Somewhere…

To say that things are moving along (and FAST!) would be a bit of an understatement at this point. The dream of bringing the story of Genevieve Reidell to life has taken another big leap forward this morning, and that’s part of the reason for this little missive. It’s official, I have a release date!Continue reading “It All Starts Somewhere…”

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””

Why I Write

Whenever I think of myself as a writer it’s easy to fall back to a love of stories and storytelling as the reason why I have always dreamed of venturing down this path. But that reason, while true in some respect, doesn’t quite manage to hit the mark. My love of writing began when IContinue reading “Why I Write”

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…”

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”