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...

Confessions of a Ghost Writer: the Big Scary

I read a column this morning in CodeLikeaGirl (on Medium) in which Kira Leigh eloquently expressed the sheer scariness of pursuing a career as a freelancer. I was compelled to respond because while Kira is...

Dear Speculative Fiction—a Love Letter

My inestimable agent, Trodayne Northern, recently decided that what he really would like to have on the new Prentis Agency website is a series of love letters from his writers to their beloved genres. Here is...

Goodreads reviews of “Nevertheless, She Persisted

We’ve started receiving reviews of Nevertheless, She Persisted, the new Book View Cafe anthology about persistent, dogged, courageous women who bucked the odds. Goodreads reviews are here. Amazon reviews are here. The book is available...