Recommendations for Running Professional Conferences

Recommendations for Running Professional Conferences
This blog post is coming out of several requests from several different angles on how to run a professional conference. Instead of delivering a custom response to each person (which would take a considerable amount of time), I’ve made things pretty generic here, and I hope each person out there that might need this information ...

Modern Mythology Monday: Springwort

Modern Mythology Monday: Springwort
Welcome to my Modern Mythology series of blog posts. If you’re not already aware, I’m a huge mythology nerd. I love the stories, creatures, deities, places, events, and general weirdness (at least, by modern perceptions), of these ancient tales. I actually love mythology and folklore so much, that it’s a heavy influence on my writing. ...

Modern Mythology Monday: Hiisi

Modern Mythology Monday: Hiisi
Welcome to my Modern Mythology series of blog posts. If you’re not already aware, I’m a huge mythology nerd. I love the stories, creatures, deities, places, events, and general weirdness (at least, by modern perceptions), of these ancient tales. I actually love mythology and folklore so much, that it’s a heavy influence on my writing. ...

You Can Now Buy Signed Copies From Me

You Can Now Buy Signed Copies From Me
While I was in Texas, my box of 20 copies of Griffin’s Feather arrived. I plan on using these copies for some smaller book signings, but my highest priority purpose for these copies is to set up an online shopping cart where distant friends and family can purchase a copy directly from me. That will ...

MileHiCon Wrap-Up and Griffin’s Feather IS LIVE!

MileHiCon Wrap-Up and Griffin's Feather IS LIVE!
I’ve been all over the social medias with the news, but I’ve not had time to sit down with this post until just a few minutes ago. I don’t know how many people follow me ONLY on my RSS feed, but just in case there are a few…. MileHiCon 2017 (the 49th one!) went great! ...

MileHiCon 2017 Schedule

MileHiCon 2017 Schedule
I’m a bit late in getting this up, but if you want to see me this upcoming weekend at MileHiCon, swing by the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Denver Tech Center. I figure I’ll be getting there right around noon-ish, and I’ll be around the hotel until mid-afternoon(-ish) on Sunday. Outside of the programming I’m ...

Griffin’s Feather Update

Griffin's Feather Update
My debut novel, Griffin’s Feather, is now in production with WordFire Press. The cover art is done. The cover layout is in process. The interior layout is in process. These are all great things. I know I’m sounding a bit analytical about it all, but that’s because it’s all so surreal to me. I’m trying to ...

Self-Imposed Stress

Self-Imposed Stress
An interesting thing about stress, especially self-imposed stress. I desperately wanted to get a new novel finished by Pikes Peak Writers Conference, so I’d have something fresh to pitch to the various agents/editors in attendance. To pull this off, I’d have to write about 1200 words a day, every day for almost 3 months. That’s ...

February Word Challenge: Post Mortem

February Word Challenge: Post Mortem
Welp. February is officially over. I managed to do 8 days out of the 28 in the month. Not a great success rate, to be honest. The month basically conspired to be one of the busiest I’ve had in a long, long time. Work was overwhelming. Writing (not here) ramped up quite a bit. Cub Scouts with ...

February Word Challenge: Day 16

February Word Challenge: Day 16
See here for my intro to what I’m doing this month. Check the bottom of the post for links to other people that are participating on their own blogs. Five Random Words: allege portico entombed Northerner treadling Free Association: buried dead cemetery mausoleum casket cement box cement shoes sink, not swim mobsters mafia Russian hackers ...