Author Archives


  • The Next Big Thing Blog Tour

    I was recently contacted by fellow writer Alex Chase and asked to participate in the “Next Big Thing” blog tour. Alex has some excellent stories in print with a shared publisher, Siren’s Call Publications. If you haven’t already, check out their series… Read More ›

  • Obligatory New Year’s Post

    We survived a Mayan Apocalypse, a stalemated congress, and another year of the Kardashians still managing to grab headlines (Mayan apocalypse be damned, this is indeed a sign of the end of days.) To celebrate that fact, I threw a party…. Read More ›

  • Tragedy Doesn’t Have to Beget Tragedy

    Everyone is talking about it. No place is safe, not even here at my normally witty, smart ass blog which is normally about writing and enjoying life. I wanted to avoid it and let everyone get their media fix elsewhere,… Read More ›

  • Puttering About…

    Question for you – what do Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau all have in common? Anyone? They were all Hollywood movies? Sort of a grab bag. Some were regrettable, others became… Read More ›

  • Prophecy of Numbers

    I wrote the short story “Prophecy of Numbers” earlier this year and was pretty sure most editors would pass on it. It’s bizarre, more than a little bit deranged, and not to mention, it floats around on an anchor of religion and… Read More ›

  • Read any Good Books Lately?

    I’m reading too many things right now. How is that even possible? Well, since I took on the task of transforming myself into a real writer (look Geppetto, no strings!) earlier this year, my reading list has exploded. We’re talking… Read More ›

  • Writing for Other People

    Writers can be an egotistical lot. We write what we want to see written. We jot down the stories in our head that sound so irresistibly cool to us. We often (always?) think we’re writing the best damn thing ever. Then we… Read More ›

  • Kind Editors?!?

    Ahhhh, editors. Writers, love to hate on them when the rejections come in. If you’re like me, you also like to secretly pass judgment on their selections. Your inner critic flicks on the hyper-drive and reading those stories that were… Read More ›

  • Alliance Airshow 2012

    A photography update tonight: back from a chilly day at the airshow with a few pictures! Check ’em out! The Canadian Snowbirds must have brought the weather. They did some excellent large formations, but honestly, the F-18 that followed their… Read More ›

  • Word Count Frenzy

    I had this great blog post idea about word count. (Ok, so it isn’t that great or original, but it was something my fellow writers might have found interesting.) The focus was a link I have since lost. In fact, I spent… Read More ›