The weather where I am is nice. When I'm not nearly drowning in all the rain that is. Yesterday was a lovely day though. Sunny, humid, but with a wind at just the right moments. It was a good day. Namely because I got to hold a bird. Now I live in a house with … Continue reading On Birds and Writer Blocks
I know things get spooky when it gets quiet (you never know when the monsters are going to pounce), but I swear I'm quite alive and not a ghost or some sort of monstrous beast. I won't get terribly detailed, but in short transferring to my dream job (one that allows me plenty of time … Continue reading Short Hiatus
Nazis, vampires, religious struggles, and near endless blood. This is the story that I fell in love with as a young teenager. The Hellsing manga (by Kohta Hirano) is a dark and bizarre tale of two Christian organizations (one Catholic and the other the Protestant organization, Hellsing) discovering that Nazis are not a thing of … Continue reading The Hellsing Effect
If Scrooge and the Grinch are icons of Christmas displeasure then I would be an icon of New Years Eve displeasure. Then again, this year, health issues might have something to do with that. Obviously, I have to do things a little differently. The upcoming year will be a quiet one for me. I swore … Continue reading A Quiet Start
Five years ago I started the Secrets of the Lion series. Now, "Of Secrets, Letters, and Lions" finally has its sequel. Of Secrets and Sound was both a challenge and a joy to write. It's been a long time coming. I'm delighted to finally unleash it on the world. Especially on one of my favorite … Continue reading Of Secrets and Sound Release
October is one of my favorite months. In the south, the weather is finally starting to feel like fall. The leaves are turning their warmest colors. There's no place you can walk without that satisfying crunch of leaves underfoot. My morbid soul comes to life as I watch the plastic and inflatable un-dead rise from … Continue reading Of Dire Dreams (an October Reading List)
We come into this world knowing very little. But all of us quickly find out what we like. You see, the trick to writing is not 'write what you know', it's 'write what you like'. It took me years to figure that out, but thankfully I did. It was the darker tales that appealed to … Continue reading An Appealing Darkness
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