A Big Adventure with Little People


This week brought me a new adventure; one I’d never thought I’d experience. Flying with 11-month old twins. That’s right, I was helping my young grandsons’ family move halfway across the country. So I flew…

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The Most Ridiculous Complaint I’ve Heard About Autumn


I don’t understand why some people hate the fall. Sure, the days are shorter. But the weather’s cooler and allergy sufferers everywhere are looking forward to relief. And of course, fall brings the election. There’s…

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Where Did That Come From?


I was rolling on the floor with my three of my Adorably Cute Grandsons: Number 3 (aged 4.5) and Numbers 4 and 5 (aged 10 months). Grandson Number 4 took one of his older brother’s…

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On Books and BBQ


I’ve often said that eating and reading are my favorite hobbies, best done together. While usually I like to consume my books with wine or some form of chocolate, since I’ve moved to the south,…

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Some Days You Win, and Some Days…


Some days you win, and some days, well, it’s not so good. I’d made a big push to finish the rewrite of Game of Lies and get it to my editor. And started planning the…

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Because I Like Them: Take 2


There’s an odd debate in sci-fi and fantasy writers’ circles. Some of them absolutely hate maps and say they are useless. And that readers don’t care about them. I happen to like maps, of any…

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In Case You Were Wondering


In case you were wondering where I am with Game of Lies, I’ve got some news for you. In a day or so, I’ll be sending it to my editor. While I’d originally planned to…

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In Search of Words


The last few weeks have been so disturbing and heart wrenching. It’s hard to even know what to say. Somehow, we’ll get through this, and hopefully, recent events will spark some much-needed changes. May we…

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Looking Forward to More Magic


Now that Flight of the Spark is out in the world, I’m deep in throws of two major projects. Two of them involved the fantasy world of Flight of the Spark. First up is a…

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The Importance of Beta Readers


What I Learned the Hard Way My first novel (the soon to be released yet untitled fantasy) took me 6 years to write. One reason was that at times I worked on some other major…

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