A New Story at Steampunk Trails

I’m pleased and proud to announce that my story “Family Heirlooms” is now available in the inaugural issue of Steampunk Trails magazine. Mucho thanks to David B. Riley (Publisher) and Julie Campbell (Editor) for being gracious enough to include my story. And props to M. Wayne Miller who did the cover art as well as Marge … Read more…

The Phase Shift of Media Distribution

If you are a storytelling “creative,” regardless of distribution channel, you need to watch this. I would recommend that Agents, Editors, Publishers, and producers of any sort of media pay very close attention to what Kevin Spacey has to say here. The key term is “Content,” and the old rules about what people buy or … Read more…

Halo Blog at the Fictorians

I got another blog out at The Fictorians.  This one is about why the Halo franchise continues to be a multi-billion-dollar franchise after its inception nearly fourteen years ago. Its success has more to do with writing than it does game play… although the game play is AWESOME. http://www.fictorians.com/2013/08/07/halo-the-success-of-story/   Q.

Wrestling the Maelstrom

New mental challenges to face these days… shadows of doubts to slay with mettle and savvy and wisdom. There’s always something, and I suppose these weren’t that unexpected. They even came from the right source. It’s a wild, wacky business I picked, and like everyone else, I’ve ended up tossed about like flotsam within a … Read more…

Mile Marker Forty-Five

I started the “author’s journey” a scant three years ago. In that time I produced a half-dozen anthologies, been a finalist in a local manuscript competition, self-published one novel, and had a number of short stories published by other editors and eZines. I also managed to make at least a small name for myself in … Read more…

A Consolidation of Blogs…

I’ve had some requests of late to blog on other sites, and it really has been a lot of fun. I’ve enjoyed writing essays since probably middle school, and to have peers ask me to share some of my thoughts on their websites is both an honor and a privilege. I wanted to thank the folks … Read more…

The Jazz of Kaiju (怪獣) on the Pacific Rim

If you’re anything like me, you grew up loving kaiju—those giant monsters like Godzilla and Rodan and Monster X.  Years later you discovered animé and things like Macross, Dougram and Gundam. Your destiny was set, and thereafter you would have a passion for things giant that could turn cities to rubble and lay down enough … Read more…

Making the Best of Patterns in the Wash

One could call it a coincidence—mere happenstance—but I prefer to consider it portent. I just got back from the 2013 Superstars writing seminar with Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, James A. Owen, Eric Flint and Tracy Hickman as instructors.  I’ll be delving into some of what I learned there in an upcoming post, but what I want … Read more…

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