Happy Birthday to me! Blow out the candles and eat some cake! June 21st is my birthday and this year I will be 34 years old. This has been a really big year for me. I published my first novel, Deadly Troubadours, and am working on its sequel. Even bigger news is that on May … More Deadly Troubadours Birthday Sale!
Looking over this blog I notice that I spend a lot of my time reviewing. I’ve talked about comics, tv, movies. Heck, my podcast, Comics League International is basically a review show. Plus it is highly entertaining. (I think. There aren’t that many reviews to be honest.) I like reviewing materials. I like giving my … More Trolling for Reviews
i have been talking about this novel for goodness knows how long! And now it is out there. Out there in the world. Wow. What an odd feeling. Terrifying. People can buy this book, available at Smashwords, and read it and tell me how much of an awful job I did writing it. It will … More Oh my Goodness! The Book Exists!
I feel I’ve neglected these pages the last week, but trust me it has been for a good cause. As of today, I am satisfied that the writing on the book is finished. Probabaly. I mean, it’s not perfect and likely never will be. But, I have finished the for real final read through and … More So close, so far… (to publishing)
Recently there have basically been two kinds of posts on this site: 1) Those about comics and 2) Those about my upcoming novel, Deadly Troubadours. This is about option 2. I’d love to say that since this is about the art that will be making that precious first impression it is also kind of about … More Judging a Book by its Cover
“Look me in the eyes and tell me that you have never heard of Smythe Carradam.” “I swears it to you, I ain’t never heard the name.” The old man looked at the thing at the end of his fists. It was sobbing and crying and smelled like a puddle of piss. It wasn’t a … More Smythe Carradam
On a normal night the Black Canary, the only pub in Coal Town, was a dreary place, full of sour beer and sour people. It was for that special breed of working class that felt life was against them. This sentiment matched a majority of the populace of Coal Town. The usual patrons considered themselves … More The First Chapter of Deadly Troubadours
(this excerpt finds one of our heroes, Talbert Gretchen, hard at work in his school’s library. He is oblivious to the approaching stranger who calls out to him) “You shouldn’t worry so much.” The voice, despite being as fresh and feminine as was, startled him and he jerked at the sound. In response he … More Talbert finds Love in the Library
The actual name of the outpost was Valiant Rock. It was named to instill the feelings of bravery that men would need to embody their position as the farthest point of the thin line that had once separated civilization from the monsters of the world. It lay in the peaks of the Iron Mountains that … More Penance Rock