Saturday, September 19, 2020

Harlan Ellison Interview in 1976

I never saw this interview before this week. Worth a watch. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Quotes of the Week

Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.

—William Zinsser

Whenever you write, whatever you write, never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.

—Rod Serling

Don’t get it right, just get it written.

—James Thurber

Writers feel the grammar rather than knowing it. This comes from good reading. If you read enough, the grammar will come.

—Colum McCann

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.

—John Steinbeck

I'm a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character.

—Alfred Hitchcock

If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.

—Ernest Hemingway

The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.

—Frank Herbert

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything good.

—William Faulkner

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Like my page on Facbook!

We are having fun over at my Author Page on Facebook. Get early word on new stuff, freebies and more! I might just kill you in my next novel!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Quotes of the Week

If you are not discourage by your writing on a regular basis, you may not be trying hard enough.

—Maxwell Perkins

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

—George Orwell

The best time for planning a book is while doing the dishes.

—Agatha Christie

You must write. It’s not enough to start by thinking. You become a writer by writing.

—R.K. Narayan

You can't blame a writer for what the characters say.

—Truman Capote

Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master.

—William Faulkner

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

—Sylvia Plath

We all have time machines, don't we, those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward are dreams.

—H.G. Wells

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Want a Signed Copy?

Want a signed copy of SHADOWS OF THE SENTINEL?

Email me at or and I will make it happen! 

$15 a copy while they last! I take Paypal, Venmo, CCs, checks, and cash! I'll even trade for cool stuff!

Bailey not included!

--Who knows when I will be able to have another in-person book-signing!!

Quotes of the Week

 “How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”

― Ronald Reagan

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.  

--Henry David Thoreau

I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.

—William Shakespeare

I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations. 

—David Bowie

Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.

—Margaret Atwood

I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles. 

—Shannon Halen

No true artist will tolerate for one minute the world as it is.

—Friedrich Nietzsche