#TrickOrTreatReads Win a Copy of Wonderland

You know what makes the best presents? Books! Actually, everything is made better by books. Which is why when I read that Patricia Lynne was putting together a blog hop so readers could digitally trick-or-treat this Halloween, I quickly signed up to participate! WONDERLAND (Intergalactic Fairy Tales) Teenage Alice didn’t mean to end up on Wonderland, but the living spaceship she commandeered had other plans, and he was very late. Abandoned on an unfamiliar planet, […]

What’s Up Wednesday #3

It’s Wednesday again and time for me to tell you what I’m up to. Thanks again to Jamie and Erin for starting this and to all of you who’ve commented and made me feel welcome. I didn’t do a post last week, so this one might be a little long. What I’m Reading I finished The Witch With No Name and I was very happy with it. It told me pretty much everything I wanted to […]

What’s Up Wednesday #2

It’s Wednesday again and time for me to tell you what I’m up to. Thanks again to Jamie and Erin for starting this and helping me find a way to be more focused on what I’m doing with my time! What I’m Reading I’m still reading Equal Rites and The Witch With No Name, but I haven’t really touched Equal Rites this week because Witch is getting CRAZY. It’s the 13th and last book in the […]

Liebster Tag: 11 Questions answered and 11 Random Facts About Me

I was tagged to do this wonderful Liebster thing by my lovely wife Faith McKay over on her blog. I watched her struggle with how to answer the questions she was given, so I guess she thought she would repay me with the same plight. Nah, if it didn’t look fun, I wouldn’t have revamped my whole website before taking the time to do it. So, what is this Liebster thing, anyway. The image below explains […]

What’s up Wednesday

I’m trying something new this week in the hopes that it may help motivate and inspire me. It’s called What’s Up Wednesday. It’s a blog hop started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers connect with each other.  I’m going to talk about how things are going in my writerly world and elsewhere. You should check out the others who are doing this too. I’m sure you’ll find lots of interesting book recommendations at […]

Ten Little Chapters Flash Fiction Challenge

On Chuck Wendig’s blog, he does weekly flash fiction prompts. I decided to take a stab at it this week. The challenge this time was to create story of less than 1000 words, but to make it 10 chapters long. As usual I made my task a little harder and decided to kill 10 people in my story as well. I decided to call it Ten Little Deaths. I hope you enjoy it.   Chapter […]

Be Yourself Or Die

So, I’m pretty much tired of not being myself. I talk to my wife about it because she has a more advanced case of it than I do. But the truth is, I hide who I am in order to fit in too. The truth is, when you aren’t being yourself, you might as well already be dead. The Bene Gesserits said long before me. I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is […]


Like many thousands of other people I participated in NaNoWriMo this year with the lofty goal of writing 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November. I’m proud to say that I am a winner this year having hit 50,000 words on November 27th. This is my first NaNo win and my third attempt. I guess the third time is actually the charm sometimes. I guess it’s a cliche for a reason I’m […]

Marriage on Opposite Sides of the Technological Divide

I just read a post on Google+ about senior citizens not wanting more new gadgets. It was all about getting a cell phone and getting signed up for Twitter and stuff. It was mildly amusing and grumpy, but not really important enough to explain further. What amused me is the way this curmudgeonly attitude toward technology made me reflect on its role in my life. This is the comment I posted in response: “If I […]

Happy Birthday #Amwriting!

For the uninitiated, #amwriting is a Twitter hashtag, created by the lovely Johanna Harness. It’s a continuously running Twitter chat that is an endless font of inspiration for writers. I think I found #amwriting just after it was created. If it weren’t for Johanna and all the other early adopters I never would have participated in NaNoWriMo that year. That NaNoWriMo was the starting point for my return to the world of writing. I hadn’t […]