Thursday, February 29, 2024

Knights of the Pageless Library's Review of Outpost

Hey Folks,

The Knights of the Pageless Library reviewed Outpost!

It's a pretty neat review site, if you enjoy audiobooks. They review and discuss a wide variety.

What I particularly enjoy is that they discuss the novel in general terms (and recommendation--or not) before moving on to discussing the novel in more detail, allowing listeners to stop and listen to the book without any spoilers.

You can find the review here on:

Review of Outpost on Spotify

Review of Outpost on Apple Podcasts

Review of Outpost on YouTube

Do you agree with their opinion of Outpost, and the narration by Jonathan Waters?

Monday, February 19, 2024

Classic Plastics Expo March 2 & 3, 2024

What may be the final Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo to be held in Parkersburg, will be held on March 2nd and 3rd.

I will be there, talking to readers and fans of fantasy and science fiction, and selling/signing copies of my novels.

I hope to see you there!

Link for more info: Classic Plastics Information

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Piqua ComicCon: November 5th

Hey Folks,

Here's another place I will be:

Link for more information: Piqua ComicCon

Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 4, 2023

Fandemonium 2023

Hey Folks,

I'll be here on September 23, ready to enjoy the day, talk with readers and fellow writers about fantasy, SF, writing and just about anything else. I'll also have copies of my books available.

Link for details: Fountain City Fandemonium 2023

Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 11, 2023

His Strength Christian Counseling

My wife, Kathleen, after many years working at agencies as an outpatient mental health therapist, has opened up her own practice: His Strength Christian Counseling.

I am very proud and excited for her. A new adventure in helping others.

Friday, August 4, 2023

We Said Good Bye to Maddy Last Night

Maddy relaxing with her pillow & towel

Last night we had to say good-bye to Maddy, our 16-year-old loyal dog.

She came to us from the local animal shelter. Prior to her brief stay at the shelter, she'd experienced an abusive start to her life. Love from our family, especially our daughters, and support from her new pack members at the time, Rainbow and Duchess, helped Maddy to overcome her skittishness. Penny, with her goofy insistence, pushed that to where Maddy even slept in contact, back to back with her buddy.

Like all of our pets, Maddy earned many nicknames. Maddy's "Gangland puppy name" was Mad Dog 20-20, and just sometimes Mad Dog (for short). Also, Hackles Up Backup, as she was always there, in the yard or at the door, backing up her buddies (at first Rainbow, and then later in her life, Penny). Whether it was a cat, neighborhood dog wandering by the yard, or anything else, she be right there with them, barking, and her hackles up, like her partners'. But what she liked most was to be called a Good Girl.

A young Maddy with her pals
 Rainbow and Duchess

Maddy learned to be a top watch dog from Rainbow, and carried on the tradition after Rainbow's passing. Even in Maddy's older years, when her hearing and sight weren't as keen, anyone coming near the front or back porch knew there was a dog inside, watching and warding her family.

Maddy was a loving dog, sometimes reserved. She even got along with our cats, and they tolerated her. Except for her buddy Marshall, a local stray who we'd taken in as a garage cat, who befriended Maddy days after Rainbow's passing, when she really needed a furry friend.

Maddy loved to have her ears rubbed and loved to zoom around the yard, in circles and in figure-eights, especially running circles around Penny. Maddy was known to high step and prance around on occasion. A fond memory from her youth was once, running around the side yard, she decided to leap over the fence, then became distressed and stood next to it, waiting, and was hopping happy to be let back into the yard. She never leapt out of the yard again, although well within her ability.

Maddy, indeed, was a good girl, and she will be missed.

Maddy loved her sweater

Penny and Maddy hoping for a treat
Maddy loved sniffing the trails
 of cats and squirrels
 that passed through her yard.

Maddy and her pal, Penny

Monday, July 17, 2023

Betrayal: A Recent Review

The most recent review of one of my books. They don't always get positive ones, but usually do.

Good reviews make a difference by encouraging potential new readers to give a book (or series) a try. :)