Extra, Extra, Read All About It

One of my ongoing hobbies is working as an extra at Albuquerque Studios (I even have an IMDb page). I have zero aspirations to act professionally, it’s basically an excuse to get out of the house. However, my esteemed status as a punctual non-douche has awarded...

Why I Do Not Send Newsletters

Before I get into the meat of this post, know that I am fully aware that authors are divided on this subject. You can find well-written articles on either side of the spectrum, all with valid and demonstrable points. I am not arguing for my side, just explaining my...

Gusty Winds May Exist

Douglas Adams has been my favorite author since childhood. I celebrate the man’s entire library and I am always in the mood to revisit the eccentric worlds of Arthur Dent or Dirk Gently. I even dedicated my novel Max and the Multiverse to his memory. In fact, my...

How Many Edits Does It Take?

Ah, the age old question. How many edits does it take to get to the center of a good manuscript? As with everything else in writing, the answer is crisp, clear, and concise: it depends. I hope you enjoyed reading this useless post and I look forward to your frustrated...

Good Writing Does Not Equal Good Ideas

Kind reader, I come to you with unfortunate news. There is a fallacy of thought that has gained momentum in recent times. Those of us who recognize it face an ugly and exhausting battle. Those of us who don’t are in danger of slipping into alternate realities...

Conspiracy Theorists, A Plague of Stupid

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a billion times: the Internet is simultaneously the greatest and worst thing to ever happen to humanity. It opened the floodgates of information, allowing people to connect with each other around the world and break free...

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

When I was in college, a few friends and I attended Lollapalooza 96 at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. Little did I know that this particular show would turn out to be one of the scariest experiences of my life. First, a little backstory. I was a concert...

A Russian Reference for Transient

Oddly enough, one of the most common questions I get about my novel Transient has nothing to do with the plot or characters. On a somewhat regular basis, I receive a message asking “What does [some Russian phrase] mean?” For anyone needing a non-spoiler...