Monday Meanderings

One of the key parts of a good story is the use of detail:  not exhaustive, generic detail, but the right handful of details to shine light on the heart of the story.  Of course, in direct contradiction to that statement, that’s not exactly w…

Song Styles

This post contains indirect potential spoilers for Unnatural Causes, a book which is still in the editing process and thus some ways from submission, much less publication … which makes the odds of remembering an unspecified song reference, out of co…

Monday Meanderings

I’ve been quiet for a while because, almost three weeks ago now, my desktop crashed with a dramatic bellyflop, leaving me to the tender mercies of my old laptop, (mostly) affectionately know as the Frankenlaptop.  It is called the Frankenlaptop fo…

Chuck Wendig’s #FlashFiction Challenge: Demons vs. Assassins

This piece of flash comes to you by the way of two sources. The first is Chuck Wendig’s Friday Flash Fiction Challenge. And here is what he says about that: Way this works is, below you will find two tables — X and Y! — and you will pick (or randomly draw) from those tables.… Continue reading Chuck Wendig’s #FlashFiction Challenge: Demons vs. Assassins

Song Styles

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmoms, foster-moms, stepmoms, like-a-moms, expectant moms, even fur-moms … and all the moms I might have forgotten.Because it’s my day for songs, this one seemed appropriate:Mom – Meghan Trainor

Revenge of the Bloodslinger Cover Reveal

Hey all. So aside from ink-slinging like a champ, I also run a small Imprint—Shadow Alley Press—that publishes a few select authors. One of those authors, uber-talented eden Hudson, is preparing to release her second Jubal Van Zandt novel—a gritty, dystopian, cyberpunk/urban fantasy mash-up, which rocks more than actual rocks. In honor of that upcoming […]

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Revenge of the Bloodslinger Cover Reveal

Hey all. So aside from ink-slinging like a champ, I also run a small Imprint—Shadow Alley Press—that publishes a few select authors. One of those authors, uber-talented eden Hudson, is preparing to release her second Jubal Van Zandt novel—a gritty, dystopian, cyberpunk/urban fantasy mash-up, which rocks more than actual rocks. In honor of that upcoming […]

Monday Meanderings

I feel as if there’s a constant tension in my creative process between the old and the new.As a writer, I’m restless:  always moving on to new worlds, new characters, new ideas.  I love short stories in part because it enables me to take a sn…