Ya Get What Ya Get

I woke up in the middle of the night last night and reached out to a friend via text to check to see if he had finished reading the most recent book I finished. He’s always been a sport about reading these alpha books and giving me the vibe from them. Last I had known… Continue reading Ya Get What Ya Get

The Fires That Drive Us

           There are topics that I come to time and again because I feel like we need to hear some things more than once. We need that sort of a mantra that keeps us going. That ‘I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can’ sort of thing that fuels us through… Continue reading The Fires That Drive Us

Just What We Always Wanted

           You get the feeling that this old coal cart is speeding towards broken track? Sure, we might jump the gap and come out on the other side just fine and zoom off into the distance. Or we could tumble over into the abyss, never to be seen again. That feels like where we’re at,… Continue reading Just What We Always Wanted

Picture Pages!

Here are some of the images from the past. Alternate cover photos for books, some shots from the shoot of I Am The Door, a promo image for an event, and the two books I received Honorable mention in for stories. One of the alternate shots from Roadkill cover. More Roadkill tries. Even MORE Roadkill.… Continue reading Picture Pages!

The Myth of Magic and Innocence

           Before I begin can we just all agree on one thing – there has never been, nor ever will be, a time of ‘magic and innocence’ in our world. Can we agree on that? Don’t give me this ‘those were simpler times’ nonsense either. Humans have been rotten to one another from day one… Continue reading The Myth of Magic and Innocence

DIY

As someone who has been in and around the arts for half of my life now, more than, I guess, I feel that I can safely say that creatives need support. They need folks that will stand by them, stand with them, and who will help broadcast what they are doing (if the people broadcasting… Continue reading DIY

The Things You Love Will Carry You Away

           We are all a product of our time. The culture, the economy, the media, the school systems, the politics, and the society itself help to mold us. So many things influence who we are and who we become that the notion that we are ‘our own person’ seems a bit silly. Sure, we make… Continue reading The Things You Love Will Carry You Away

Fighting The Good Fight

            There’s a familiar sentiment that comes up every so often that is just Gatekeeper Talk trying to dissuade you from doing this or that for reasons we are told are for our own good. I remember being in 8th grade and choosing what I wanted to do with my future as far as a… Continue reading Fighting The Good Fight

Knocking Off The Rust

          There’s a weird sort of gaze that the world gives my current home of Flint, Michigan. It’s not quite pity but it’s pity’s cousin. A sort of nodding look that says, oh, you’re from Flint. Ohhh. Yup. We’re the sadsacks of the country, it would seem. Our industry left. We got hit with a… Continue reading Knocking Off The Rust

A Critical Darling – blog

As I have mentioned here, either a blog or a podcast, everyone’s a critic. Literally and figuratively. We are all critical in what we consume, be it food, art, music, movies, television, news, or whatever else you want to list out. We develop our tastes over time, influenced by what moves us and by what… Continue reading A Critical Darling – blog

RELIQUARY IN BLACK – sample

With the release of the new book I thought I would share the opening. While it doesn't give you the full view of the strange world you will be entering it does give you an idea of where things get rolling. Things would be different if I were in charge. I assure you. And yes,… Continue reading RELIQUARY IN BLACK – sample

Reliquary In Black – a novel

I am thrilled to introduce my newest book - RELIQUARY IN BLACK. The new book is available on Kindle and as a paperback via Amazon. The book is a story about faith and finding one's place in a universe they don't understand. Unwanted in Heaven, seen as a freak in Hell, and nothing but an… Continue reading Reliquary In Black – a novel