There are indeed times when I distrust myself, my choices. I look around me and see only evidence of my inadequacy, indeed my own foolishness. I can find not one scrap of a hint of a partial clue that I am worth the ink in my fountain pen. And if at one point or another … Continue reading Times of Doubt
Listen to the wind blow…
Sometimes, when you're an independent writer, you need to put a good deal of effort into promoting your work. You try to set up interviews, you do blog posts, mailing list promotions, all sorts of stuff. And then sometimes without really any effort things seem to fall into place. This is just a screenshot, alas, … Continue reading Listen to the wind blow…
See? I've brought proof! It is my happy duty to announce that Book 1 of the Cerah of Quadar series, A Dark Clock, is now available as an audiobook from Audible, and does it ever sound great! I am always amazed at the talent of my narrator, Aven Shore Narrating, and it is on display … Continue reading And… Release!
Let Me Take You Back…
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…
With nothing but respect for AA, no. Those are not the steps I'm talking about. Nor am I referring to any of the many sets of simply ridiculous steps that seemed so popular in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. In Syracuse there are a few examples of these, although it was an even … Continue reading The Steps
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?
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 Release Day!
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!
Say Hello to Cerah…Again!
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!
Some Roads are Long, Some are Winding
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