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 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!
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
I'm pleased to announce a special Labor Day promotion which will give you a chance to download the Kindle version of A Dark Clock, the first volume of the Cerah of Quadar series, for free! Starting Monday the 4th and running through Friday the 8th, the electronic version of my first novel will be completely free … Continue reading Labor Day Announcement!
MAGIC As you know if you've read either of the first two books, magic plays a big role in the world of Quadar. The wizards of Melsa and Cerah, the Chosen One herself, use magic often, and they are trained to use it well. In A Dark Clock, the wizard Kern tells Cerah a good deal about the nature of the magic of Melsa. Basically, … Continue reading The Magic of A New Shadow