• With Great Creativity Comes Great Influence

    There’s no creative talent who fits the above better than Stan Lee. So many of my friends and peers keep saying he saved their lives. My own experience was different. I’m getting personal in this post to talk about the effect his work had on me. It’s not what I expected when I started writing about it. Stan Lee’s work didn’t save my life. I grew up in a community where “girls can’t read comics” so his stories didn’t reach me until I was an adult and had fled that swamp. I was taught to use everything and everyone to my own advantage, look for the next best person or…

  • Blogdor the Bloginator

    So I haven’t been getting out as much as I’d like. It makes me a little batty. If only that looked as cute as the picture above. But it doesn’t so I’ve got to do something. And that thing is for me to blog more, Blogdor. Expect to see more posts here, probably every two weeks but possibly weekly instead. I’m aiming for Monday to get something up. You could see all sorts of posts, like pictures at past events, book recommendations, or bits of lore I’ve researched for works in progress. I’ll also be updating the site with more information on the worlds in my books. Like any good…

  • Summer is a Busy Season

    This is going to be a busy summer. Will I find time to breathe? Who knows? I’m working hard on Clerical Error. I hope to get it out by the end of this month. Kallisti: A Collection of Poetry will release next week. July 13th is the date I hope to have Body Count out in the world. I’m not sure what comes later in July or in August but I will need to be ready to travel to Dragon Con on the 30th. Maybe I’ll take a break and not publish anything that month. If Counting Stars is done, that will complete Valentino’s 3-book arc in Supernatural Vigilante Society, so…

  • Real Characters Fantastic Worlds

    Cannonball 2018!

    As I stand here shivering on the diving board that is the last day of 2017, I hang ten off the edge. It’s almost time to make as big a splash as I can but before that happens, I’ll take a breath and remember everything that 2017 had to offer. Over the winter and for much of the spring, I struggled with a mystery illness. We still haven’t pinned it all down but the worst symptoms have been medicated. If you saw me at an event and I fell on my hiney, that’s why. I hope I can maintain my balance when it’s most important, though. This still-mysterious illness hasn’t…

  • Updates and Links.

    It’s been a long and busy year so far and I am sorry for saying I love you and then making like a ghost. That said, here’s a bit of what I have been up to, in video form, from my Facebook page.

  • Love, Idjits.

    I’m going to get a little bit personal here for a second. Okay, maybe more than a second. And yes, I want to talk about love today. People keep on writing about being a ditchable prom date; “this day isn’t for me. I’m alone.” Hold my beer, you idjits. Somebody loves you, somebody cares. But everyone’s an idjit some of the time. I’m an idjit, too. Some idjits close their mouths and never say how they feel. Some look down at their empty hands instead of offering them in friendship or brotherhood. And some of these idjits try to drive Baby all the way home in reverse instead of looking…

  • I’m Going To ComiCon!

    Comicon! In Rhode Island! I will be there! So, I guess I’d better show you all what I’ll have and how to find me. I’ll have all the books in the gallery below, plus handy links for you to get ebooks, other volumes, or anything I run out of. There will be some PPC swag as well as the Island of Misprint Books at a discount.         I should also mention that I’m going in costume. I won’t say much more about that because some Rivers shouldn’t be crossed. I’ll be there with other Rhode Island authors. Check them out, because they’re a great bunch of writers. Worried about how…

  • Better Off Undead

    Adventures In Book-getting, Glitch Edition

    I got zero words written on any project yesterday, but it was for a good reason. Preparing for Rhode Island ComiCon. I unpacked all my books, got my cards into them, took inventory, tested swag setup. But then, I hit a hiccup. Every single copy of Better Off Undead looks like MissingNo Pokemon. Gotta catch em all some time, I guess. Apparently, the file got corrupted going from the CreateSpace website to the printer, and green for that last third didn’t get printed. I called them and the tech team is quadruple checking the file in order to make sure the 15 replacement copies they send print correctly. Will they get here in…

  • Bearly Awake

    Not 42, But Close

    I can’t believe what happened. Let me show you! Yup, that’s Barely Awake, sitting right next to Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel, Mort. It happened last night, which really put a dent in my sleep time. I don’t mind. That’s what coffee is for!