From My Mouth

Why Are My Stories So Dark?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91HpJWNTYHo I've been asked this question occasionally and I thought it might be an interesting one to finally tackle. There are multiple answers, the first two being: I generally like dark fiction.One of my favorite authors and influences is Edgar Allan Poe. BUT. There's a bit more to it than that. I've gone through some… Continue reading Why Are My Stories So Dark?

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Coping: Life After My Mother Has Passed

This past Thursday (October 18, 2018) my mother passed away after a three-month battle with leukemia. When I got the call from my father I fell into a strange sort of catharsis, the kind that consists of a) sadness over the loss of my mother and b) the emotional release brought by knowing that she… Continue reading Coping: Life After My Mother Has Passed

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Head Space: A Ramble From a Momentarily Depressed & Angry Author

I've been home from vacation for almost two weeks and it's been...tough. For several reasons: Horrible eye strain Mood swings Thoughts on mortality Attempting to juggle multiple outlines for new projects while thinking about a WIP I'm almost done with My mom, who is ill The end of July to present has felt like a… Continue reading Head Space: A Ramble From a Momentarily Depressed & Angry Author

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An October Update (I Guess?)

I don't usually do a "Here's what I've been up to for the past month..." kind of thing, but it feels kind of appropriate considering how crazy the last month or so has been from personal and professional standpoint. So, without further ado...: SEPTEMBER A week and a half in Switzerland with my wife, father… Continue reading An October Update (I Guess?)