video: Gnu’s Room reading (20 February 2013)

In case you missed it, here’s a video of my reading at The Gnu’s Room in Auburn, Alabama. I read the infamous “Thor vs. the photocopier” selection from Valhalla (volume 1), and then we had a really good Q&A session following. The “bracelet” I’m wearing in this video is actually the frayed collar of my […]

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big update, random news

I had to take my website down for a bit overnight. The Akismet plugin was having some trouble, which dumped vast amounts of spam comments into my moderation cue and disabled my WordPress dashboard. Yeah, it was loads of fun. So if you happened to leave a “real” comment for me recently, please resubmit! I […]

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big night

Some of you know I had a pretty big night earlier this week. On Monday, I was the featured author at the monthly Authors in Pubs event. This was my eighth (I think) time participating in Authors in Pubs, but it was my first appearance as the headliner. If that wasn’t groovy enough, that’s the […]

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simple acts of writerly bravery

There’s a certain amount of courage involved in living and working as a writer. Having the courage of your convictions, and the temerity to write them down and weave them into the action of your stories. Being outlandish enough to give your creative imagination free range on the page and/or screen while you explore one […]

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rounding out 2012, and looking ahead

I’ve spent some time mapping out goals for 2013?and realizing that I already need to scale back a good bit. There’s only so much one person can do in a year, with or without a debilitating chronic illness. But before I start drawing up actual schedules and action plans for the oh-so-productive year to come, […]

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changing the world

There’s an old episode of “Touched by an Angel” (aptly titled, “Breaking Bread”) in which a character played by Michael Chiklis doesn’t know how to combat a new evil that has come to his town. He’s just a baker, he protests. What could he possibly do to make a difference? By the end of the […]

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the art of the synopsis

I’d like to think I’m pretty good at writing synopses?for other people’s books. At least, I’ve done paid work writing text for the backs of book jackets. But when it comes to writing teaser synopsis text for my own books? I don’t want to say that I outright suck at it, because, you know, there […]

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