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. :)

Friday, June 2, 2023

Interview with the Tell Not Show Podcast

Hey Folks,

Click on over and check out the interview I did with the Tell Not Show Podcast, where I discuss writing, a bit about my books and a lot more.

And, if you're so inclined, consider leaving a like and a comment!

See YouTube Link below:

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Piqua ComicCon June 4th

Hey Folks,

Where I'll be on June 4th. Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 22, 2023

National Debt 2023

The last time I posted about the National Debt (January 2015), it was under 15 trillion.

Today? Closing in on 32 trillion. :(

When will we as citizens, finally decide to vote in governmental representatives that have some notion of fiscal responsibility?

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

WittCon XVIII March 25, 2023

 Another quick reminder where I'll be talking Fantasy, SF, and Gaming, and signing books :)

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Classic Plastics Event Reminder

 Hey Folks,

A quick reminder where I'll be this upcoming weekend!

Link: Info for the Classic Plastics Toy Expo Event

I'll be there, talking fantasy, SF, writing, books and more with visitors. Will have all of my books to sign for readers.

Hope to cross paths with you there!

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Short Story Reprint Submission


Since I hadn't submitted a short story in quite some time, I figure I'd submit one of my previously published short stories to an anthology, seeking its publication as a reprint. 

Why not brush up on the submission process (always guidelines to follow)? And I haven't seen any short fiction contracts in some time. So, if it is accepted for publication, I'll get a sample of at least one contract to see if things might've changed over the past eight or so years.

Also, if accepted, it'll get some of my work out there via different route and maybe bring a few new readers to some of my other published works.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Co-Authoring Workshop in Late February


Hey Folks,

I know most of you that read this blog are readers, but some of you are authors, so I thought I would share this video about a co-authoring workshop being put on by David Wood and Alan Baxter. 

Both are sharp and experienced and successful authors who have a lot of experience and expertise to share.

If it's something that might be of interest, check it out. If you have any questions, David and Alan can be easily contacted. Or, contact me and I might have the answer.