The trilogy is complete – Book 3 Tipping Point is a reality!

It’s been a little over ten years since the initial kernel of an idea of a genetically engineered werewolf military commando first started digging into the back of my mind.  Ironically, it was my interest in G.I. Joe that initially fostered the concept, as their early 21st Century “Valor Vs. Venom” toy line took the […]

Inspiration in strange places – Kong: Skull Island

I’ve written about where I find my inspiration before, and have been pretty clear that without Captain America: The Winter Soldier, my second novel Loose Strands would be a considerably different work. As I think back to when I wrote that and what other films and television shows I’ve seen since, I don’t think anything […]

Tools of the Trade – StoryShop.io

So in a private conversation with a fellow author over the past couple of days, he directed me towards a new service from Sterling & Stone, the folks behind the Self Publishing Podcast.  This new application is called StoryShop and I have to admit, I’m intrigued. While the cost is a bit out of my […]

Fun new pulp anthology featuring yours truly and many others live on Amazon now!

I will fully admit this did not feel much in my wheelhouse when it was pitched to me, but it ended up being a ton of fun. If you like pulp fiction or even just some fun and heart-filled science fiction, you’re going to want to check out Saucy Robot Stories.  I had the ultimate […]

How do you quantify success as a self published author?

I hope in reading these words you’re not expecting some world-bending enlightenment on my part.  Because brothers and sisters, I don’t have it. As an American, I’ve been raised to believe that ultimately success = dollars.  To be considered “successful” it means to earn money doing a job (hopefully something you enjoy) enough so that […]

Latest G.I. Joe Novella – Nerves of Stone available on Amazon. com NOW

While I’m punching through editing and still developing my next novel, I took some time to put together a brand new G.I. Joe novella for Kindle Worlds! When a new G.I. Joe recruit goes missing, G.I. Joe calls in the Wolf Squad! A COBRA secret facility in Alaska is the target of Wolf Squad reconnaissance, […]

My writing year in review – 2016

Isn’t this how these blogs work at the beginning of 2017?  You look back over the past twelve months to see what went well, what didn’t go well and set some goals for the coming year.  That feels like the right thing to do. From a personal standpoint, 2016 was somewhat challenging.  I lost a […]

Ten years in my head, three years on paper – Operation: Harvest is done

Well, mostly done. For pretty much my entire adult life I’ve wanted to be a writer.  I went to college for English and as far back as I can remember I was sketching out new worlds for my 80s action figures and crafting elaborate backstories for what were essentially soulless pieces of plastic.  While I […]

Self publishing your novel tip #2 – Where do I start?

Two of my personal icons in the writing world are Stephen King and Lee Childs, two authors whose stories have captivated me, interested me, and driven me to become an author myself.  Two men who I completely and utterly respect and who undeniably know what they’re talking about when it comes to writing. Yet, when […]

Dealing with writer’s block… or even worse, the opposite

Is there anything worse than writer’s block? In my mind, yes, there is.  I’ve been suffering from it for a few years now, though some people might scoff at the notion of “suffering”.  My problem is actually the opposite of writer’s block, it’s a veritable writer’s flood. When I first decided to become a writer, […]