NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: Week Two

Current word count:  21,308 Words this week:  9,298 Average words per day:  1,328 Steady progress early in the week, chiefly due to attending a Virtual Write-In over the weekend. My word count dropped off significantly as the week wore on — as I pretty much expected it to due to commitments at...

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: Week One

Current word count:  12,010 Words this week:  12,010 Average words per day:  1,716 A fine, steady start to this year — actually far better than I expected, considering that I barely had a hint of an idea of what the story would be. (I still don’t, really, but it’s been interesting getting...

New Book Release: “Corporate Catharsis”

We’ve all been there: standing behind a desk or a counter for ridiculously long hours, letting the movie of our imagination roll behind our eyes. We’re certain that you can, far too easily, find inspiration from your workplace. Magic, mayhem, revenge — and, yes, perhaps even redemption — can...

‘Twas the Night Before NaNo . . .

Up until last night, I had absolutely no idea what this year’s story was going to be. None. Tonight, I have a title (The Light of Distant Stars) and a main character — actually several supporting characters as well, as I plan to set it aboard a starship in...

Review of “Building Baby Brother”

Since my book, Building Bay Brother, has been available for a few years now, it’s nice when someone new not only discovers it, cares enough to write a review. Author Ryan Southwick posted this review of it recently: https://www.ryansouthwickauthor.com/post/book-review-building-baby-brother. Thank you so much, Ryan!...

New Book Release: “The Stork”

Shelby McDougall’s past is behind her. Almost. It’s been five and a half years since Shelby put her infant twins up for adoption, and she’s finally on track. Back in Santa Cruz, California, she’s sharing an apartment with her brother, Dexter, and in her second year of criminal justice...

New Book Release: “Goddess Chosen”

The man who would beat the devil isn’t a hero, but a ruthless madman. Running from his dark past, former Duvalier hit man Charles Redmond is forced to take sides in a battle that has been raging since Exodus: between a power-mad magician named Silas Alverado and Sammael, the...

New Book Release: “Sometimes After Dark”

A collection of thoughtful tales by J Dark Among the tales collected here to make you think, question, and wonder … A rescue mission in a combat zone on a hostile planet becomes something more A young girl, searching for the parents who abandoned her, discovers that some answers...

Report from BayCon 2019

My first ever BayCon! You’d think that, after living in the Bay Area all of these years, I would have gone before now. But, um, no. I was told that it was smaller than in previous years, but I had no previous experience from which to measure that. It...

New Book Release: “Grimaulkin Tales”

You can tell a lot about a person by looking at the people in their life — Mike LeBonte is no exception. Who is Ritter, and why is he so important to Mike? Who is the Grey Man in the Atheneum? And what is Chevalier to the Rosicrucians? Did...