An invitation

A couple of days ago, I was sent an invitation by to become a regular contributor to their website. I was a little suspicious. Over the years I’ve been the beneficiary of several people who wanted to give me millions of their dollars, but I still haven’t seen dime one. My little blog has been noticed? Apparently so. ThisContinue reading “An invitation”


It’s been a full year since I published Ordinary Handsome, and I don’t know where the time has gone. I’ve since written another novel (soon to go through the editing process), struggled through several false starts, and have just begun yet another. Handsome didn’t have the success of, say, The Martian, but I’m still proud ofContinue reading “Anniversary”

Three Days Quote Challenge (Day 3)

“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” —Jack Kerouac” Thank you for nominating me for the “Three days quote challenge” I enjoyed my search for writers’ quotes. Writers are a strange, belligerent, passionate kind of folk… and I love being a member of the tribe.

Three Days Quote Challenge (Day 1)

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.  – Somerset Maugham Thank you for nominating me for the “Three days quote challenge” I hereby nominate: Rules: Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from otherContinue reading “Three Days Quote Challenge (Day 1)”

Attention Amazon shoppers

For a limited time, Ordinary Handsome is on sale for 99 cents. That’s right, shoppers, for a limited time only, an amazing and unbelievable 99 cents! But wait, there’s more! (There’s not really more.) What do I need to do, you ask? Follow the link! You too can say you bought something today on Amazon!Continue reading “Attention Amazon shoppers”

Darkness on the edge of the page

I really do have a sense of humor. Really! I know how to laugh at myself. I’m not one for practical jokes or silly behavior, but I do laugh. And while I don’t think I’m everyone’s ray of sunshine (my wife gets me!), I do appreciate absurdity, the ridiculous, the clever wordplay. Chickens make me laugh. TheContinue reading “Darkness on the edge of the page”

November: A very tall summer?

This morning I came up with a challenge for myself. Or a wishful thought. I’m going to finish a novel by November 1st. This year. A little more than two months from now. I’ve been working on two separate books for the past few months, but steadily on one in particular: the tale of theContinue reading “November: A very tall summer?”

Allergic to E challenge

Too much, you say, all this harsh color and fabric on your skin, how it coils around you, dry and sour. You’ll adjust, that’s always your falling-down position, your liquid alibi. I know how much cold blood runs through you, all vodka and mood and sin. You say your hands touch only corruption and apathy,Continue reading “Allergic to E challenge”