It's been a while. Let's get reacquainted, shall we? As you probably know, being a return visitor or maybe just an observant newcomer, I'm a writer. For a long time, I loved to write. Then, for a while, I loved to write and I had ambitions. Then, I just had ambition and well--I found it … Continue reading New Year, Same Me but Different
For someone who doesn't want kids of his own and certainly didn't set out to be a teacher, I spend an inordinate amount of time working with students. Recently, I've been teaching a creative writing class. The first day, like most first days working with new students, I tell what I like to call my … Continue reading Walking, Level: Expert
Jen Haeger interviewed me for her blog. I recognized her name from other Midwest conventions but didn't have the pleasure of meeting her until this past February at CapriCon in Chicago. She's the author of Moonlight Medicine, a paranormal romance trilogy about a werewolf and his veterinarian lover. Read the interview here.
A couple days after I returned from CapriCon, my phone started randomly restarting and getting stuck in a boot loop. I tried, to no avail, to troubleshoot the problem, first following steps I found online, then with the help of Support. Once it became apparent that nothing was working, they sent me a new phone. … Continue reading What I learned without my phone
Update: Silent Screams is available at Amazon as a paperback or Kindle download. *** I had some time to talk to Josh Strnad about his first anthology, Silent Screams, coming out from his new imprint, Serpent and Dove Speculative Fiction, the power that fiction can have, and work life balance. *** Chimerical Dark: Hi Josh, … Continue reading Interview with Josh Strnad, editor of Silent Screams
Silent Screams is the first anthology published by Serpent & Dove Speculative Fiction, coming late October. The editor, Josh Strnad, intends the anthology to raise awareness for real-world victims and tragedies. D. Morgan Ballmer—Float Helen Cattan-Prugl—The Lady on the Billboard Joseph Aitken—The Manitou in Me Justin Hunter—Soul Returning Steve DuBois—A Boy and a Soldier Garth … Continue reading Silent Screams Coming Soon
Imagine this: You carry $500 dollars in cash on you, at all times. You can’t use this money to pay for dinner with your partner. You can’t use it if you’re short on bus fare. In fact, having this $500 in cash is only good for one thing. You carry it just in case you … Continue reading A Reasonable Price for Peace of Mind