Writing

Minutiae Kills

Ever hear the one about the architect who killed himself because he forgot to include bathrooms in his design? […]

You See, The Story’s the Thing

A few years back, I went through open heart surgery. During my recovery in the hospital, […]

A Small Press Conundrum

The last publisher to reject me before I made the decision to go independent was McAdam-Cage Publishing, a small press out of San Francisco. […]

Memory of a Blue Heron

I don’t know that I’ll ever think of myself as a poet. But sometimes inspiration that can only be expressed in verse strikes. […]

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Being a novelist is a terrible way to make a living. […]

Dear Mr. Ellison,

It’s an odd yet common occurrence, isn’t it, that something is never truly appreciated until it’s gone. […]

Of Fiction and Ferrets: Part Three – The Ferret Mystery

Note: Everything in this story is true. Even the part about the ferret peering into my darkened room. […]

Of Fiction and Ferrets: Part One – The Weaseling Writer

I can’t speak for every author, of course, but I think it’s safe to say that most writers weasel their way into their stories one way or another. […]

The Power of Art

I’ve never doubted the effect art can have upon the world, or to each of us individually, especially myself. […]

A Strange Pleasure

I get a strange pleasure from making readers cry. Or ponder, or fear, or laugh, if that be the case. […]