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Adventure, Opinion

A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo

Over at Chuck Wendig's super-active blog, he made a great (timely) post about how this constant checking of mobile phones that so many of us do is causing us to check out of our lives. I wrote in a comment that, perhaps, got a bit off track, or what have you. But it felt wonderful to write, and… Continue reading A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo

Opinion, Writing

Flash Fiction Challenge: Why I Write

Chuck Wendig (author and author guru) posted another challenge at his website, Terrible Minds, and it sounded…well, not exactly like fun in the way of the previous one…but fun in an important, know thyself sort of way.  And so here it is: 1,000 words (exactly!) Why do I write?  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have some sort of writing implement… Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge: Why I Write

Writing

Flash Fiction Challenge: Random Phrase

Chuck Wendig, author and author guru, posted a challenge over at his website, Terrible Minds, and it sounded like fun.  1,000 words that must incorporate a randomly generated phrase. I've revealed mine on the challenge's page (in an attempt to lure people over), but for those of you who found this post by other means, I'll let you… Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge: Random Phrase

Adventure, Books, The Wheel of the Year, Writing

And So It Begins

The Wheel of the Year: Book 3 I've got scribbled notes, an intriguing quote for the opening page, lots of loose ends from the first two books, and can feel the ideas beckoning me into the wood (or in this case, the depths of a blank, digital page). It's time to get going. While I'm… Continue reading And So It Begins

Opinion, Publishing

Many, Many Words…Because Internet.

Aargh. Okay. So, there is yet another flare-up on the internet—more specifically blogs and Twitter and probably Facebook and maybe Goodreads and Kindle Boards and even Snap-whatzit and Insta-whosey and that other site that people link to and it’s usually a thing linked from some other thing that takes you to some other thing. Anyway.… Continue reading Many, Many Words…Because Internet.

Books, Publishing, The Wheel of the Year

Now Available

The Darkest Midnight is now widely available!  It's the busiest shipping season of the year, so I am still awaiting the arrival of printed books which I can take to Unicorn Gifts and Toys in Ashland, Oregon as well as sell directly through my publisher's website. I will also be letting Bloomsbury Books (also in Ashland) that… Continue reading Now Available

Books, Publishing, The Wheel of the Year

Coming Soon!

Finally, here it is in Real Life™ The text is in the hands of a trusted critic/reader, and with this printed-cover hurdle out of the way, now it's all about fine-tuning the story and catching goofs. I'm starting to update various websites with a December 01, 2014 release date, since sometimes it can take online… Continue reading Coming Soon!