• Updates for Spring 2019

    I wrote a new forward and have a new cover on my very first book to celebrate its three-year book-birthday. Perry has given Bearly Awake a sock! Bearly Awake is FREE! It’s also number two in its free category on Amazon so if you haven’t gotten it yet your download just might bump it up to number one! Get it by clicking the sock picture. Yeah, I made a Potter reference about a book with a ton of Star Wars references. What else is new? Actually, quite a bit. I’ve been wrestling with my cases of chronic migraine and the still mysterious dizziness. It’s slowing me down to paces below…

  • Interview: Jamie Winters

    This is a somewhat whimsical interview of an author with several types of work out there. Jamie Winters is a cat. You would think a cat can’t be an author, but that’s where you would be wrong. When Winter the cat realized his human pretty much sucked at hunting, he decided to take things into his own hands. He turned his name into something much more dignified, figured out how to make keyboards work for tiny kitten paws, and then started using his extraordinary intelligence (at least, for a cat) to start writing books. When Jamie isn’t writing, you can probably find him at the window, staring at a bird.…

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Extrahumans, But Were Afraid to Ask

    This post is a glossary of some terms from the Providence Paranormal Universe, where all of the college series books take place. I’ll have something later this year set in the same world but in a different town in Rhode Island. Stay tuned! The Academy– Something between a community college and a military academy for extrahumans, the Academy is geared toward helping extrahumans who don’t play well with mortals get ready to join a blended society. The Big Reveal– The term used for the 1990s, when the world discovered magic was real and extrahumans existed. The decade was marked with fear as everyone adjusted to the changes. Since the 21st Century, law…

  • Providence Paranormal College Part Two: Books 6-10

    Five more books, no waiting. Read. Laugh. Catch a case of the feels. Book 6: Roundtable Redcap: Can Fred rescue his brother from the Fae Queen with just reluctant Psychic Irina to help? Book 7: Better Off Undead: Lane and his vampire punk band Night Creatures are broke and broken. Can they pick up their pieces and shine in a Battle of the Bands? Book 8: Ghost of a Chance: Ghostly Horace and his Medium, Bianca, must solve a mystery to save Professor Watkins. Book 9: Nine Lives: It’s time for Olivia Adler to trust her instincts or Tony Gitano just might die for good. Book 10: Fae of Fae…

  • Providence Paranormal College Part One: Books 1-5

    Five fun books, no waiting. Read. Laugh. Catch a case of the feels. Book 1: Bearly Awake: A sleepy bear shifter needs a brainy genius to help him pass exams. Book 2: Fangs for the Memories: The man who remembers everything and woman everyone forgets must solve a mystery. Book 3: Of Wolf and Peace: A wolf shifter steps up to choose a side, start his first pack, and save his parents. Book 4: Dragon My Heart Around: A dragon contends with a thief breaking into the family hoard. Book 5: Djinn and Bear It: An altruistic bear shifter must choose between the greater good and her heart. This volume…

  • Into the Madness by Richard Stephens Cover Art

    Interview: Richard H. Stephens

    Today, I’m interviewing Richard H. Stephens. He’s from Canada and is the author of the Fantasy Series The Soul Forge Saga. Here’s a bit about him in his own words. I began writing circa 1974, a bored child looking for something to do. As my reading horizons broadened, so did my writing. A trip to a local bookstore saw the proprietor introduce me to Stephen R. Donaldson and Terry Brooks. My writing life was forever changed. I worked in a warehouse for 22 years, supporting my family, before I reattended school to complete my education. Graduating with honours, I joined our local Police Service. In 2017, I resigned from the Police…

  • My Review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Sometimes, I review the books I read. Here’s one I read over the summer. It’s December and I read this book back in July. Well, book is sort of a misnomer here. It’s actually a script for a stage production. The Cursed Child has gotten very mixed reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, in part because most frequent readers of prose have limited experience reading scripts. I actually really liked this story. It made more sense to me than it might have if I wasn’t a recovering performance artist. When I read stage plays, the scene direction and repetitions make sense in the context of my imagination as I visualize a live performance.…

  • A Video!

    Thanks to James Burdick, you can see me! And Paul Magnan, Steve Krasner, and Rich Marchetti. This video was done at Stillwater Books in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where you can find copies of all my work and the other authors in the video, too. It was filmed by Andrew Stein Videography.

  • Friday Fun!

    It’s time for an excerpt today. If you like what you read, click the picture to find the book. I barely know anything about vampires, even after I got turned into one. Yeah, I know. That makes me sound like a walking stereotype. At least it didn’t happen in High School or before I quit my job at Cranston PD to hang out my own shingle as a PI. But now everything’s different in new and special ways. In other words, it sucks. Pizza and beer are right out of my diet plan. So are long walks on the beach at sunrise. I can’t tell anyone I’m a vamp, so…

  • A Change In Crime

    Book Birthday

    It’s been two years since I released A Change In Crime, so it’s about time the cover and description got updated. Scroll down to see the new shinies! Change comes with the strike of a match. Leo Riley loses his whole family when mobsters burn his home to the ground. His only ally now is Oguina, a vengeful woman-turned-monster. If Leo walks her path, at least they’re not alone. As Leo plots his demise, Giacomo Bianco gazes into an abyss that stares back. His fall to madness is a one-way trip Leo aims to stop at all costs before Bianco orders another hit. Monster and Mafioso fight for dominance over…

  • 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…

  • New Release: Grave Dealings

    I interviewed R.R. Virdi because he’s had a ton going on since the last time. Here’s the shiny new cover of book three in The Grave Report series, Grave Dealings. Read about R.R. and then check out the description below. D.R.- You’re ready to write and have your pen and paper or computer or microphone ready. What else do you need during your session? R.R.- Music (without lyrics) really helps me focus. I’m ADHD, so the constant engagement without distracting lyrics helps me tune out other things and set a constant workflow/pattern. I prefer what some people call, “Epic music.” It’s bombastic, orchestral, evocative, stuff from movies, games, anime. D.R.- Tell us about…

  • Winter Writers: R.R. Virdi

    OMG, I have a Dragon Award Nominee on my blog! This is amazeballs! His hair is bigger and more awesome than mine. And what better interviewee for Winter Writers than a guy who has just released book one in a series called The Books of Winter? No better, that’s what! Okay, so here’s a bit about Mr. Virdi for those who don’t already know. R.R. Virdi is the Dragon Award—Nominated author of The Grave Report, a paranormal investigator series set in the great state of New York. He has worked in the automotive industry as a mechanic, retail, and in the custom gaming computer world. He’s an avid car nut…

  • Winter Writers: Andrew D. Michaels

    This week’s Winter Writer is Andrew D. Michaels! We’re going to get some bonus questions and answers from Andrew this week, but here’s a bit about him in his own words. I write mostly horror/fantasy stories but I dabble into most other genres. My main project at the moment is the Black Bridge series and the Whispers of Dragons series. Andrew also invited you all to ask him questions in the comments below his interview. Awesome! Oh, and he just got a shiny new cover. Check it out! D.P.- What’s your favorite song for writing? ADM- Just about anything by Nox Arcana or Midnight Syndicate. After years of listening to them when I was writing…

  • P.A.W.S. By Debbie Manber Kupfer

    Autumn Author: Debbie Manber Kupfer

    Today, here’s an author I’ve been lucky to work with on the Stardust, Always anthology. It’s Debbie Manber Kupfer! Debbie grew up in the UK in the East London suburb of Barking. She has lived in Israel, New York, and North Carolina and somehow ended up in St. Louis, where she works as a writer and a freelance puzzle constructor of word puzzles and logic problems. She lives with her husband, two children, and a very opinionated feline. Her first novel, P.A.W.S., was published originally in June 2013 and her second book in the series, Argentum, was released in October 2014. In addition, she has stories in several anthologies including Fauxpocalypse,…

  • 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…

  • Kelly Blanchard Author and Muse

    Autumn Authors: Kelly Blanchard

    Today, I’m interviewing the lady who interviews other authors and even their characters. This isn’t madness. This. Is. Kelly Blanchard! Known as The Muse within her writing circle, Kelly Blanchard first became serious about writing at age twelve and worked hard to learn and fully comprehend the numerous elements of writing. She tutored and assisted teaching in college while she studied for her degree in English. After graduation, she continued tutoring children and even taught several classes. Now she’s established an online community to assist fellow writers in understanding their craft. Outside of writing, Kelly enjoys baking her world famous chocolate chip cookies, and she takes great pleasure in the company of…

  • A Change In Crime

    New Release: A Change In Crime

    It’s live! You can find A Change In Crime here in both paperback and ebook. Change comes with the strike of a match. Leo Riley loses his whole family when mobsters burn his home to the ground. His only ally now is Oguina, a vengeful woman-turned-monster. If Leo walks her path, at least they’re not alone. As Leo plots his demise, Giacomo Bianco gazes into an abyss that stares back. His fall to madness is a one-way trip Leo aims to stop at all costs before Bianco orders another hit. Monster and Mafioso fight for dominance over Fall River’s streets. But powers change everything. Can Leo roll with the punches…

  • Fix Your Damn Book James Osiris Baldwin

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: James Osiris Baldwin

    “Wow” is what authors want people to say about their books. But we have to fix them first, because first drafts, and even second ones, tend to be more “ow” than “wow.” And that’s where James Osiris Baldwin and his book come in handy. What book, you ask? Fix Your Damn Book, of course! James is also an editor for hire. Here’s a bit more about him. Dragon Award-nominated author James Osiris Baldwin is a transgender man from Australia who writes gritty LGBT-inclusive, dark fantasy and science fiction. He was the former Contributing Editor for the Australian Journal of Dementia Care and has also worked as an editor and website manager…