Category Archives: Personal

A look back on 2010

What a year! I sold my first novel, Cracking the Ice, to WestSide Books.  It will be appearing in May, 2011. That all by itself makes 2010 a watershed year. I also sold three short stories: “Age is a Four-Letter Word,” “A Simple Matter of Priorities,” and “Blue Note Heaven.” I wrote another novel, several proposals, […]

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The Power of Inertia

inertia – the tendency of a body to preserve its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force. Man, does this apply to writers!  The more you write, the easier it is to keep writing.  The more you don’t write, the harder it is to get started. Before I go […]

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Music For Another World

I just got my author’s copies of Music For Another World, an anthology of “strange fiction” short stories with a common theme of music.  My story “Blue Note Heaven” leads off Act I.  I hope you’ll read it. If you live in the USA, however, you’ll need to do a little more work to get a copy.  It’s a British anthology […]

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Birthdays of Three Seminal Influences

Today marks the third of three straight days of birthdays celebrated by seminal writing influences of mine. Jeanne Cavelos, whose Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop turned my writing career around, celebrated her birthday on Wednesday.  When I attended Odyssey in 2006, I was struggling mightily, more with confidence than anything else.  I’d enjoyed considerable success with my […]

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