Heroes

My daughter, Kristine, reads constantly. The day I originally wrote this little essay, she was, in fact, sitting in the living room reading Lord of the Rings with a stack of history books and Jane Austen-related material...

Book Quote Wednesday! Oops … Thursday!

Still celebrating last week’s release of the trade paperback edition of THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER starring the inimitable Gina “Tinkerbell” Miyoko, private eye. Daughter of a retired police detective and a Russian-American professor of folklore, Gina...

Book Quote Wednesday!

I’m celebrating the February 11 release of the trade paperback edition of THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER starring the inimitable Gina “Tinkerbell” Miyoko, private eye. Over in Book View Cafe’s online bookstore, the prequel novelette, “Tinkerbell on...

Today is Ray Bradbury Day

Today is the 99th anniversary of the birth of a man who filled me with the love of words, of sentences, of stories, of ideas, of possibilities. A man who gave me the best advice...

The Name of the Prose on Re:Fiction

The writers’ eZine, RE:Fiction has posted the first of my two part craft article on names. Specifically, the names of the people, places, and things and the stories that contain them. The first installment is...

A Real Character

I just put the final (draft) period on the novelization of ARCHANGEL: ASCENSION, Book One of the Winter Chronicles. The book is based on a movie script written by Dave Di Pietro of ReelCoolEntertainment. This...

Found: One Super Villain

Cool news from the producer of the steampunk movie I’m novelizing even as I speak. He has cast the arch-villain for the movie—a true piece of nasty work named Benton Cross. Cross will be played...

Confessions of a Ghost (Writer)—Who Does That?

I have been a full time writer since 2005. During that time, I’ve penned eight original or shared-world novels, had five of them published, with my first mystery-crime novel due out in October 2018, and am...