Proper Story-Telling Etiquette

Ever notice when you tell someone a funny or exciting story, they have to immediately tell you a similar story of their own, as though they need to one-up you?   This is improper etiquette, and should be avoided at all costs.   When I tell a story, it is in the listener’s best interest…

Abduction

Snowflakes whipped my face and neck, my hands crammed into the pockets of my jeans, throbbing against what little body heat I had left.   With a dripping nose, freezing to my upper lip, I staggered on, limping through the foot-deep snow.   The smaller tracks I’d been following ended, right in the middle of…

WU! Anthologies: Dimensions of Mystery

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Writers Unite!’s Anthology Dimensions of Mystery will be available for presale on Amazon. com on August 15. 2019 . Join the excellent authors from Writers Unite! as they take you through tales of murder, mystery, mayhem and well… the tale of a funny thief. Check out Amazon. com Presale: August…

Shade

The sun beating down on me today cast a shadow that loomed everywhere I went. It helped me realize that something as small as myself can still provide shade and protection, even from something as big and powerful as the sun.   We’re all capable of having an impact on this world. Even if it…

Racial Issues

My Facebook post from yesterday. It received many comments and reactions, so I figured I’d share it here.   There’s been a few racial issues in my world lately. Yesterday, for example, my partner and I were having a business lunch with a potential investor. A latin couple were walking their dog as we made…

My New Youtube Channel

Hey everybody! As some of you may know, I’ve started a Youtube channel titled, ‘Books and Buds.’ Buds because the channel is sponsored by Burning Bush LLC, a medical cannabis company in Maine, and books because books are awesome.   We’re trying to bring attention to books that don’t receive the attention they deserve. Writers…

Submitting to Anthologies

I’ve recently been asked about my approach to anthologies: How I pick which ones to submit to, how I prepare to submit to them, what does a good anthology do for an author and what is a reasonable expectation an author should have in being in one. There really isn’t much to it, so I’ll…

Seeking the Truth

Remember how passionately we all believed in Santa Clause? The Easter Bunny? The Tooth Fairy? I still remember listening for Santa to land on the roof on Christmas Eve. What did it take for us to finally stop believing in such obvious nonsense? For me, it began with doubt. None of it made sense, so…

Zombie Pirate Press Release

Greeting’s fellow bloggers, writers and readers. I never post unoriginal content, but a couple buddies of mine are looking for some help with the release of their latest anthology, World War Four, from Zombie Pirate Publishing.   I have three stories in another book released by these guys, and can attest to their fun and…

Fun With Facebook Posts

Please copy and paste afterwards so we can learn more about each other. Ever gotten down on your knees and begged for your life because you sold fake heroin to the wrong person? Yes. Ever eaten cake off a dead woman’s back while singing ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy?’ Yes. Ever outran the cops by driving a…