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…
There are many kinds of quiet. They speak of the quiet of the grave, but I'm of the opinion that it could be noisy as hell in there, it's just the closest ears are on a dead guy. But it's probably not too noisy. A quiet night where I live is relatively quiet. Relative to … Continue reading Quiet
We're thrilled to reveal the cover for Cleanup Crew #4, The Demon of Denver. But first a word about the cover designer. David Berens, apart from being a good friend to Craig and myself, is an incredible author, creating one of the better character's I've come across in recent years in Troy Bodean, and on … Continue reading As promised – Cover Reveal
So I may have mentioned that my writing and business partner Craig A. Hart and myself have started a new website which is going to be a hub for all of our writings, both solo and corporate. And is always the case with Craig and I, when we do something, we do it up big. … Continue reading e2books, Bruté?
So, I write books. Sometimes I do it in beautiful isolation, locked away with my own thoughts, ready to make my own mistakes and claim my own victories. Sometimes I write with this Craig A. Hart fellow, trying my best to keep pace with him, but really just doing enough work so that I can … Continue reading Regarding the Cleanup of Old Business
Book reviews are very important, especially to the independent writer. To all writers, I suppose, but us guys without the sweet publishing contract live and die by them. I further suppose that I should clarify a bit. I'm not going to lie and tell you that certain reviews don't make you feel really good. Nor … Continue reading Reviews
Etta James, people, had one of the most soulful voices in the history of modern music. I remember hearing her song "At Last" used in a commercial several years ago, which brought it back onto my radar after first having heard it in my teens. Now "At Last" is, of course, a love song, and … Continue reading At Last…
Before we talk about anything else, how are you doing? I hope you are navigating the new reality we've all had to confront. Clearly this has been an experience unique in my lifetime, and I would venture a guess in yours as well. I hope you are persevering. What we're talking about... Full Disclosure: Not my water, not … Continue reading Dipping the toe
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 don't, as a standard practice, talk a lot about a project while I'm working on it. I believe at one point it was difficult to shut me up about my latest WIP. Even when Craig Hart and I were writing the SpyCo novellas within the past few years I was prattling on and on … Continue reading When a Story Demands to Be Written