May 23, 2019

There is a lot going on right now in my world. Manufactured Witches and The Dodo Knight were released to rave reviews, Manufactured Witches was made into an audiobook, and several of my books have placed in indie book contests.

There's one big weekend coming up on the h...

July 16, 2018

So far, I’ve been writing this blog for creatives in general. I advocate for the need and wellness of people who dare to dream with words, music, art, etc. I will never stray from that mission.

However, I’ve been getting an overwhelming number of questions from my writi...

April 26, 2018

This post may sound hypocritical. Michelle Rene, the creative advocate who monologues regularly about the virtue or working together, is now writing about how important competition is. She must have won something recently. Well... I did win something... but there's mor...

March 2, 2018

Last September I was scheduled to be on a panel at Fandemic discussing zombies in our culture and why we as humans are so fascinated with putting them in film and books over and over again. Then, Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston and cancelled the convention. 

My fellow...

January 22, 2018

 I'm very excited to report my experimental novella, Tattoo, is now available for pre-order. Not only is it being listed as one of the top eight sci-fi fantasy books to read this spring by Foreword Reviews Magazine, but it received a glowing starred review from Publish...

November 22, 2017

"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't give up." 

This is a pretty popular meme going around the internet that makes aspiring authors all over feel all tingly for the fraction of a second it takes to read it. It's a borderline cliche phrase, but it also ha...

August 12, 2017

I used to be adamantly against fan fiction. The idea of taking an already well known story and writing your own take on it seemed wrong to me somehow. Writers should create new worlds, new stories, and new characters instead of just relying on someone else's. 

Then, I b...

July 20, 2017

My historical fiction novel, Hour Glass, is now available for Pre-Order! 

Set in the lawless town of Deadwood, South Dakota, Hour Glass shares an intimate look at the woman behind the legend of Calamity Jane told through the eyes of twelve-year-old Jimmy Glass.

Afte...

June 6, 2017

Like all creatives, I have an abusive muse. 

Throughout the ages, people have been dealing with muses. Centuries ago they were pictured as winged, angelic-like figures whispering gentle nuggets of wisdom and inspiration in the ears of poets, musicians, and artists. I ha...

May 11, 2017

There are a million places a writer can turn to find advice on how to write. Simply type "writing advice" into any search engine, and voila! A plethora of links will say, "Top Ten Commandments for Writing" or "Ernest Hemingway's Rules For Writing" or "Twenty Tips To Ma...

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