Every now and then by chance, my thinking once went, you meet someone who gets you. When you're a writer, and that person happens to be one of the most talented audiobook narrators in the business, one might say you've gotten the bonus plan. The upgrade to VIP status. First class, hot towels and everything. … Continue reading Coming to (New) Life
In 2009 I was beginning to move toward writing something of substance. A series of tough years had essentially reduced my writing output to two or three journal entries per year that consisted of essentially the same words every time: "I can't believe it's been [insert a ridiculously high number here] months since I've written … Continue reading Let Me Take You Back…
Early Reflections This year. This insane year. I find myself at a level of reflection that I generally reserve for New Years Eve sorts of posts. "Oh, what a zany year it's been! The kids are all fine, but Pops has taken up hemp farming..." That sort of thing. But, to quote the band Genesis, … Continue reading 2020. Amiright?
I mean, I really don't. Okay, listen: I've written a few books now. A handful. But even with my limited output, I've learned a thing or two about this writing gig. There are things you can learn about writing from other people. That's why every liberal arts college in the known universe offers courses in … Continue reading I Don’t Know Why I Do This to Myself
It's 2019. I'm sure most of you are aware of this by now, and those who aren't... well I tip my cap. Your New Year's Eve celebration must have been epic. I'm not a New Years resolution sort of guy. Haven't been for a long time. I don't really know why I stopped the practice, … Continue reading Newness
It's hard to believe that it's already release day for the first volume of my epic fantasy series, Cerah of Quadar, but it's true! A Dark Clock is now available from Northern Lake Publishing and can be purchased from Amazon.com in either Kindle or paperback format. And, because I'm a big sweety, I've even provided a way … Continue reading It’s Release Day!
I am just about as happy as a boy can be. On April 27, Northern Lake Publishing announced that my fantasy series Cerah of Quadar will be released under the NLP imprint. The first volume, entitled A Dark Clock, will be released on May 8, (yes... just eight days from today). Volumes 2 and 3 are slated to … Continue reading Say Hello to Cerah…Again!
Although my writing over the past several months has taken me in new directions, my thoughts have been recently drifting back to my first two novels, collectively the Cerah of Quadar series, and I've been dealing with the fact that I have never really been happy with the cover design. I was talking with a … Continue reading Cerah of Quadar Cover Redesigns
And, if Paul McCartney has taught me nothing else, some are both. This is the second time I've mentioned Sir Paul in the last ten minutes. The previous was a jealousy laden Facebook message to a friend who has tickets to see him at the Carrier Dome here in Syracuse on Saturday. So he was … Continue reading Some Roads are Long, Some are Winding
I've always loved that expression: "back in the saddle." Not that I've been in a literal saddle in the past 50 years or so (since day camp in the 1960's I think), but I'm always hopping into figurative saddles and racing off somewhere. In my last, brief post, I mentioned that I'd gotten caught up in a side-project … Continue reading Back In The Saddle