On a warm, bright summer evening, as my age was approaching double digits, I walked with my big sister. We had just finished dinner and were now on our way down the street to a friend's house. The proudly edged and mowed grass stood guard on the edges of the sidewalk as we strode down … Continue reading The New Fear
In the Shadow of the Axe by Nicholas Kaufmann Awesome read. Under 200 pages. Read it in two sittings. It takes place in 1847 Germany. This is a gothic horror story. Kaufmann puts together a story that is all tension and build up. This ain't your monsters-grotesquely-disemboweling-people-one-at-a-time kind of horror story. This is a what-the-hell-is-going-on? … Continue reading Awesome Book Alert!
Somewhere, in a trash heap, there are notebooks full of little stories, poems, and songs I wrote. Not to show to anyone; just for the sake of writing. Unfortunately, I threw the notebooks away. Probably out of the fear that someone would find and read them. That was when I thought writing meant getting it … Continue reading Nag Champa, The Doors, and Candlelight
There's one thing about the new Dark crystal show on netflix I can't get over. OK, so I was born seventeen years before the end of the 1900s. (Or 1983.) I remember watching the original Dark Crystal when I was younger. Back then I thought it was really cool. And, no. I haven't watched the … Continue reading Why I can’t watch the new Dark Crystal (and a quick writing tip)
Disclaimer: This post has some offensive words in it. The purpose is purely educational and is meant to start a meaningful dialogue. This post is NOT meant to shock, offend, or promote any kind of hateful thought or rhetoric. Not all the time. “There are no bad words. Bad thoughts. Bad intentions, and wooooords.”― George Carlin … Continue reading Is There a Good Time to Use Bad Words?
I put up a new "about the book" page on the site. It gives a much more attractive explanation of Switchers than I was able to give on a podcast recently. The guys at Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered had me on a few weeks ago for an interview. It just dropped yesterday--episode 38. Here's a … Continue reading Info about my book
What kind of writer would I be if I weren't also a reader? A terrible one. What a dumb question. And on that note, here are some books I think are pretty special. Sci-Fi Dark Matter by Blake Crouch // This book consumed my every waking thought from start to finish.Congo by Michael Crichton // … Continue reading Book Recommendations