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Armada Review: Big Summer Popcorn Book

A few years ago Ernest Cline released a modern classic, Ready Player One. RPO continues to be a hit and the book resonates with my generation in a way that few books have. Cline wove a tale that is relevant while still giving nods to the pieces of my childhood that helped to shape me into […]

Ideas come out of nowhere

In interviews with over 50 authors, common themes emerge. One of those is that story ideas just seem to come from nowhere, or maybe they come from everywhere. I agree. There is no shortage of ideas, but using your imagination to ask “what if” and then following through with that is the challenge. I was […]

Retro geek solution for combating writer’s block

A lot of us that grew up in the 70s and 80s remember an early computer gaming phenomenon known as text based adventure gaming. These games were played… wait for it…. using your imagination. The computer would describe, in text, your surroundings and you would respond with text commands. This form of interactive story telling […]

Obligatory End of the Year Blog

2014 has been a crazy year.  Looking back over it, I never could have imagined that it would end this way.  This year I published Bloom,  a story that is near and dear to my heart.  This little book found quite a diverse audience and I got many emails and comments from readers that took the […]

Signed Bloom giveaway

I have a signed copy of Bloom that could have your name on it , or the name of a friend or relative.  I will have a drawing on Monday, December 8 so that there will be time for you to get it by the holidays.  All you have to do is sign up for […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is this week, and  a lot of people will be traveling.  What better way to entertain yourself or your family than by getting to know some of your favorite authors?  Here is a list of interviews that you can download and load onto your phone of mp3 player for the trip.  Thanks for listening! […]

Podcasts, writing, and a freebie

Welcome to my ThirdScribe blog.  I am going to attempt to update this with bloggy type stuff with more regularity.  If you are not familiar with ThirdScribe, imagine WordPress or Blogger had a baby with Facebook, and that baby was raised by librarians.  Yeah.  Wrap your head around that.  I will be chatting with Rob […]