Last weekend I was given the privilege of being a guest author at a writing convention. It was fun. I met a lot of people and caught up with several friends in the writing community. I spent some time on a few panels and watched some others. One thing that struck me was a […]
Last weekend I was honored with serving as a Guest Speaker at the DFW Writers’ Conference. It was my second year to do so and it went spectacularly well. In addition to participating on several panels, I taught a class on writing fight scenes (more on that in a second), and gave one-on-one critiques/consultations […]
It’s been quiet on my blog, but I’ve been busy chatting it up on other blogs.
So for anyone that has missed my current blog-storm, you can find them here.
At Beauty in Ruins, you can read about how I came up with some of the unique monsters I used for Dämoren, Hounacier, and the Screamers […]
We all know that reviews are important for authors. If you didn’t know that, then allow me to tell you that reviews are important for authors. For many new and lesser-known authors (like me) they can be the lifeline to new readers and to sales. That means that authors spend way more time than […]
In the past year I’ve had multiple unfortunate experiences of reading a good book only to have it end in a Cliffhanger. For me, it yanks the enjoyment of a wonderful story out from under my feet and leaves me feeling rather cheated. I hate Cliffhangers.
I’ve read reviews and chatted on Reddit and learned that while I’m […]
Recently, I was joking about how I want a 1920/30’s movie about some paranormal or occultish investigators, similar to a Call of Cthulhu game. I threw out the title ‘Fedoras, Flappers, Tommyguns, and Tentacles’ and said that might actually make a good title for an anthology. It was mentioned that I should make that […]
The fine folks over at the RoundTable Podcast interviewed me for their “20 Minutes With…” series. We discuss pulp fantasy, conflict characters, Dungeons & Dragons, travel, Star Trek, and much more. I had a lot of fun talking the craft and shooting the breeze with co-hosts Dave Robison and Alasdair Stuart.
You can check the […]
A few weeks back I was lurking around on a fantasy forum and reading a post about Hounacier’s release. One commenter stated that while he liked the concept of the story, he hated the name Matt Hollis. They went on to state that Matt Hollis would be the name of a garbage man or […]
With two book releases in a single month, everything has been busy. However, I’ve found the time to write several guest blogs concerning my new books as well as my thoughts on the genre.
At RisingShadow I have, Pulp Heroes: Why We Love Them. I discuss how pulp heroes are not just some forgotten heroes of […]
In August of 2005, I received my first story acceptance. I remember it very clearly. My hands shook as I typed back a clumsy reply email, then the elation of success, kissing my wife, and the first celebratory toast. It was a monumental day, and in many ways, even more exhilarating than the larger […]