About the Author, Extended Edition

Each one of my novels has a short “About the Author” section. Like, really short. We’re talking two lean sentences and a website. I have never been one to vomit my backstory onto readers. They are there to read a story, not learn about my...

An Author’s Guide to Comic Cons

As an author, what if I told you that there are places in the world where your core audience gathers in large numbers to buy your books? They listen to your spiel, ask fun and interesting questions, and even thank you for your time. Seems like a pipe dream, perhaps an...

Chops, Azeroth, and the Housing Bust

Many people know me as Chops. My nephew calls me Uncle Chops. One of my oldest friends calls me Chopsicles. But alas, I am not the proud owner of bushy mutton chops, nor do I wield an epic cleaver. So, why that nickname? I created the moniker back in 2007 when I...

Asking Why Simplifies Everything

I like to describe myself as a compulsive dabbler. I actively seek new knowledge and experience. At any given time, I will have a handful of primary interests and more half-hobbies than I can count. And whenever I try to quantify my recreations, I always hear The...