Small Talk with a Wave

Our neighbor came over last night to offer us some fresh peaches. We were grateful, because we sure do love peaches. I answered the door, and if it had remained a conversation between the two of us, it would have been a pretty straightforward exchange. “Would you like some peaches?” My neighbor would have asked. … Continue reading Small Talk with a Wave

Putting Papa Out to Pasture

My wife and I had the chance to spend most of the weekend with two of our granddaughters while their Mom and Dad were in the hospital to welcome their new sister into the world. The oldest of their girls, Paisyn, isn’t quite three-years-old, and she reminds me of her mother so much it hurts. … Continue reading Putting Papa Out to Pasture

World Building, One Brick at a Time

I’ve been taken to task by readers for not providing enough information about the world I’ve built in my novel. It’s a point well taken and one I struggle with when I force myself to sit down at the keyboard and starting spinning a tale. Personally, I don’t like a whole lot of “info-dumping” in … Continue reading World Building, One Brick at a Time

Go Write a Book

I am a middle child. Well, actually, my older brother is the middle child, but he is also the oldest of the boys, so I inherited the title and all the benefits that come with it. Because of that, I spent a great deal of time fading into the background. I became pretty good at … Continue reading Go Write a Book

A Roadmap to the Rages

  The Rages – Castaway will be published tomorrow, and as the hours tick away there was one item I wanted to provide on my website that I have neglected. It is right next to my “About the Author” button at the top of the page and is called “The Seven Realms of Man.” On this … Continue reading A Roadmap to the Rages