About the Author, Extended Edition

Each of my novels has a short “About the Author” section. Really short. Like, two lean sentences short, and one of them is a website. I have never been one to vomit my backstory onto unsuspecting readers. They are there to read a story, not hear me drone...

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 to listen to whatever you have to say, and then, purchase your books? Seems like a pipe dream, perhaps an elaborate prank. But at the risk of sounding like a...

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...