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August 21, 2016

I attended my very first author event yesterday at a lovely little bookshop called Bookmamas.

It was rainy. And cramped. And had very little foot traffic during the first hour of the event.

I don't write that to complain. It just was how it was. 

I was super excited for t...

August 11, 2016

I’ve been trying to remember why I write. Ever since last week when I attended several seminars on writing during Gen Con 2016, the same question kept popping up: why do we write? How much do want this—the writer’s life? What’s the point?

I can tell you one thing: it’s...

August 8, 2016

The best four days of gaming just came to a close. It was the time of my people; and by that I mean the over 60,000 people who fanboy/girl over fantasy authors, table-top board gaming, and nerdy comedy shows. This year, I spent four days discovering new authors, learni...

May 22, 2016

I have never liked the phrase blood is thicker than water. It seems to indicate that families are only designated by blood. By biological means or by marriage. 

 

I think that family is so much more than blood relatives.

 

Family means being a part of something bigger than...

May 18, 2016

Suicide. It is a scary, often misunderstood, action. Some call it selfish. Others call it a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It is a product of mental illness. Depression. Drugs. An all-consuming desire to just stop. To cease existing. Suicide is stoppable.

 

E...

May 4, 2016

Dear Childhood...and Lifelong Best Friends,

 

We've known each other for like...forever. Or, at least it feels that way. We grew up together. Shared moments together that have, and I hope will continue to, solidify our friendship. From elementary school embarrassments to...

May 1, 2016

 

We've all been alone. And we've all felt lonely at different points in our lives. It is a sub-theme in my upcoming book "The Search."

 

Learn more about loneliness here: https://youtu.be/zR4JN4V-DD8

 

April 27, 2016

Characters are, in my opinion, some of the most important aspects of a novel, or any story, for that matter. Sure, plot twists, the environment, and the building action (climax!) impact the way people remember a story. But, what is it that people actually remember abou...

April 24, 2016

Alright. So I'm not a starving artist. But it sometimes feels that way, especially when the ideas swarming in my head are anxious to be put to paper. And, when the fate of my characters or, you know, the mystical world I am creating hangs in the balance, eating a meal...

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