Since high school, I have always told stories in the old bardic tradition. That is, by passing them on in word of mouth. When folks ask where I get the ideas for some of my own tales, I can’t help by be surprised. Someone once commented that the biggest problem with writing fiction is that … More Story Fodder
Last week, I posted a brief tutorial on how to use Audacity to create your own audiobooks. Now, I’ve decided to share some of my experiences during the creation of my latest project. First, a little background… I’ve recorded some short tales and a friend’s poem in order to test and hone my skills. This … More Audiobook Project – Part 1
This website has been in dire need of a facelift for some time now. Just the header and a few of the pages were updated today. Some new books are due out this summer and I will be adding excerpts, cover art and even a bit about the software and hardware I use as part … More An Ongoing Process
In case you’ve not noticed, I’m a huge history fan. One of the reasons is that I’ve constantly finding neat story ideas in news articles on historical items. For example, I just read this little piece: http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collection/object-stories/a-roman-lead-curse-tablet/ The first thing that popped into my mind was an urban fantasy tale, based on the idea that … More Finding Inspiration
Raw dieselpunk noire excitement and flavor! That is what comes to mind when I think of what I’ve just read. Pandora Driver is a wonderful view of a vanished age that might have been. Without spoilers, let me say John Picha delivers a tale of Betsy, a young woman tested at every turn and apparently … More Pandora Driver Review
My good friend Den, shared this image on FaceBook…
This is a call for help to all the friends and fans of Joe Bethancourt. As reported by Robert Zucker: On Saturday, April 30th, Joe’s home in Phoenix was heavily damaged by fire. Joe, his wife Cher, their rescued animals and Joe’s instruments all made it out safely. The house will have to be completely … More Joe Bethancourt Needs Our Help!
The following quote is from a recent post on SFSignal.com: “In college, I had a renowned creative writing professor try to convince me to stop writing “genre” fiction and put my talents to better use. My answer to him was to ask why I would give up writing something I loved for something I had … More I do it because it is FUN!
I met with the Editor in Chief of Captiva Press and the author, Tymber Dalton this past Tuesday. I’ve known and enjoyed working with both of them for several years. This was the very first face-to-face gathering. Captiva Press is based on the Florida Gulf Coast and I was visiting family on the east coast. … More Captiva Press Meeting!
Recently, I’ve gotten very involved with cardstock modeling. One of my projects is making a holiday ornament or three out of cheap cardstock I run through my inkjet printer. There are many sites on the web that offers free downloads that you can print, cut out and assemble. It you’re a teacher, these kits make … More Free Holiday Projects