Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Quotes of the Week

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
—Friedrich Nietzsche

Repeat the mantra: Writing is when I make the words. Editing is when I make them not shitty.
—Chuck Wendig

A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build toward it.
—Edgar Allan Poe

Nothing teaches you as much about writing dialogue as listening to it.
—Judy Blume

Style is a very simple matter; it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words.
—Virginia Woolf

Writers don’t have lifestyles. They sit in little rooms and write.
—Norman Mailer

No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever.
—J.K. Rowling

Don’t ever write anything you don’t like yourself and if you do like it, don’t take anyone else’s advice about changing it. They just don’t know.
—Raymond Chandler

Be willing and unafraid to write badly, because often the bad stuff clears the way for good, or forms a base on which to build something better.
—Jennifer Egan

The way I write is really like putting one foot in front of the other. I really let the characters do most of the work, they start talking and they just lead the way.
—Quentin Tarantino

If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
—Stephen King

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


My novels are all being released in Hardcover editions!

STILL FALLING has already hit Amazon and started to sell. I am really excited about this development for some reason.

I have received a ton of requests for hardback editions. I am also very excited that libraries are now going to be able to order them.

All my titles will soon have hardcover editions.

All future titles will have them as well.

--Fun stuff!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

New Blog!

I am moving the Blog over to Wordpress.

It's very exciting. It is not part of my New Author Website!

In addition to the Blog you can ask me questions, check out my other projects, check out the events where you can find me, and you can even buy signed copies and swag.

Watch for special offers and free stuff! Sign up for the Notification List!

--See you there!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Reading: 14

This week I read 14 by Peter Clines.

Here is the description from Amazon:

Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches.

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment.

Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much.

At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends.

Or the end of everything...

--I really enjoyed this book.