Back in Business!

A big thanks to Mad Mike’s for repairing my laptop and getting me back in business in less than two days!! If you’re in the Traverse City area and need computer repairs, check him out. He was able to completely re-image my old hard drive, so no data or programs … Continue reading

More Delays and Technical Issues

I’m afraid my release of The American Scream: Special Edition will be delayed once again. My Toshiba laptop has been pretty reliable for me over the years. And, as with all technology these days, once you start talking in terms of “years”, you can pretty much guarantee your equipment is … Continue reading

Delays and Other Updates

Unfortunately I have to push back the release date of the new version of The American Scream. This past week got away from me and I wasn’t able to put the manuscript together the way I had envisioned it in time. The new release date will be next Friday, November … Continue reading

Introducing “The Author’s Cut”

What is an Author’s Cut, you ask? Well, at the time I sat down to write this post, I had thought it was my own creative term, representing a concept no publisher would’ve come up with in a billion years. Then, realizing there a few original ideas, I Googled “Author’s … Continue reading

The American Scream Cover Part Deux

As I had promised in my post “Twenty Little Angels Above Newtown,” I have changed the cover for my satirical short story, The American Scream. Granted it took a lot longer for me to get around to it with so much going on around the holidays, but I knew I … Continue reading

The Sound and The Fury, a Review…or Opinion…or Something

It’s been months since I’ve posted something new out here, not including Reblogs, so I figured I’d share my thoughts of my attempt to read William Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury. I had published this on Goodreads earlier. I can’t really say I finished this one–not even close. I … Continue reading

The Twelve Year Novel, Part 3 (the final part)

In case you had missed the previous parts, they can be read here: Part 1   Part 2 In the fall of 2007, I was invited to join a novel critique group hosted by local author, Sandra McDonald, who is well-known and respected in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. She’s also … Continue reading

The Twelve Year Novel, Part 2

Thanks to those of you who have left comments or given me feedback about Part 1 of The Twelve Year Novel, and if you missed it, you can view it here. During those years when I shelved Such A Dreamer, I took an important step that would ultimately help me … Continue reading