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13 09, 2016

Overdue WorldCon Report and Publishing Announcement

2016-09-13T17:04:31-06:00September 13th, 2016|Modern Mythology, Novels, Publications, WordFire Press, WorldCon|Comments Off on Overdue WorldCon Report and Publishing Announcement

So.... WorldCon was over three weeks ago, and I'm just now getting around to this. Most things are a hazy memory at this point, so this'll probably be the world's shortest WorldCon wrap-up report. The drive from Colorado to Kansas City was long and interesting. We got a little lost at one [...]

5 05, 2016

Mental Disorders in the Creative Mind

2016-05-05T13:28:57-06:00May 5th, 2016|Inspiration, Personal|Comments Off on Mental Disorders in the Creative Mind

There have been a great number of studies in the creative mind and how it relates to mood instability, erratic behavior, and general mental disorders. This is not such a study. Everything here is anecdotal from a personal standpoint, not scientific. Keep that in mind as you peruse my words. [...]

19 04, 2016

Novel Publication Contract for Warmaiden

2016-04-19T15:16:28-06:00April 19th, 2016|CSFWG, Pikes Peak Writers, Publications, Warmaiden, Warmistress, Warmother|3 Comments

Wow. Where to start? Not from the beginning. That takes too long. This weekend was the 24th Pikes Peak Writers Conference. It went fantastic! I met loads of cool people. I made oodles of new friends. I attended quite a few excellent workshops. I met with editors, agents, authors, friends [...]

1 04, 2016

What Have I Done?

2016-04-01T16:01:14-06:00April 1st, 2016|Marketing, Publications, Short Stories, Social Networking|Comments Off on What Have I Done?

I've had a Patreon account for a while. I've been backing a handful of worthy folks and efforts for several months. It's been very rewarding to know that I'm supporting my fellow artists in chasing the dream. As many of you know, I've been hard at work on writing a short [...]

28 01, 2016

Thirty Years Gone By

2016-03-10T12:39:16-06:00January 28th, 2016|Personal|Comments Off on Thirty Years Gone By

"Challenger flight 51-l crew" by NASA - NASA Human Space Flight Gallery. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Challenger_flight_51-l_crew.jpg#/media/File:Challenger_flight_51-l_crew.jpg Wow. 30 years. I was 12. One of Challenger's SRBs burned a hole in the EFT and it exploded. This forced the space shuttle to disintegrate under sheer [...]

5 01, 2016

SMART Goals

2016-01-05T14:57:59-06:00January 5th, 2016|Personal, Short Stories|Comments Off on SMART Goals

When I was a manager at a past Day Job, we had to take a 2.3 million hours worth of classes on "how to manage" and related topics. 99.99999% of the classes were absolutely worthless to me in my daily life, the Day Job, every job I've had since, and [...]

24 12, 2015

My Ghost of Christmas Past

2015-12-24T13:51:38-06:00December 24th, 2015|Personal|Comments Off on My Ghost of Christmas Past

For the first time in my life, I'm looking forward to Christmas. In my previous 40+ years of having Christmas happen to me, I think I'm ready to celebrate it this year. Here's why: I'm the child of divorced parents. I don't have any memories of my parents being married. I [...]

20 11, 2015

I Made Myself Quit Writing

2017-01-27T11:04:19-06:00November 20th, 2015|Inspiration, Personal, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|1 Comment

I good friend of mine works in a variety of capacities for a literary agent. One of the many hats she wears is that of a slush reader for the incoming queries. She shares inspirational (and warning) tidbits on Facebook from the slush pile without identifying the author that sent the [...]

26 10, 2015

Escape Artists

2015-10-26T18:48:32-06:00October 26th, 2015|Podcasts, WorldCon|Comments Off on Escape Artists

Rolling back the history reels to June of 2008, I received a recommendation for a good horror podcast from Hank Snider. He vastly understated the quality of the stories, narration, production value, and editing done on these stories. The podcast was PseudoPod and it had just released its 93rd episode, [...]

17 09, 2015

Two New Pages

2015-09-16T22:15:35-06:00September 17th, 2015|Conferences, CSFWG, Pikes Peak Writers, Podcasts, Presentations|Comments Off on Two New Pages

I've put two new pages on my web site. The first is a list (and descriptions) of all of the presentations I've given in the past and would like to do again in the future. The second is a list of all of that podcasts I currently listen to. Check [...]