Recently, with the release of Hocus Pocus 2 and The Rings of Power, a divisive discussion has arisen once again on Twitter. Not that it ever really goes away... Villains. Bullies. Douchebags. Do we want to know why they are the way they are? Do we care about their origin story? Should we bother to… Continue reading The Tragic Backstory
My babies. Those are my books. I think that's how all writers feel about their creations. The stories they write and the characters they breathe into life are their little babies they want to protect with every bit of strength in their bodies. Although, writers also want to send their creations out into the world… Continue reading What Took You So Long?
Recently, the topic of writers having a great first line in their novels popped up on Twitter. It gets discussed monthly on the bird app--like a million other writing and reading topics. Writers are told by publishers, editors, and even readers, that the first line can be of paramount importance to the success of a… Continue reading First Lines
I have what some might politely refer to as a "fascination." No. I'm not talking about food. Or raccoons. Or cross-stitch. Or murder and murderers. It's not about rare, fatal diseases or unique poisons. Be quiet. There are places--in between--here and there. Places where time and reason and reality seem to...shiver. Liminal spaces. The literal… Continue reading LIMINAL SPACES
I'll try to keep today's blog post short and sweet since it's not a "typical" blog post. Not to worry, the next blog post will be "typical!" A life event--a wonderful life event--has occurred for me. One that requires a lot of my time and attention. Something that I can't half-ass with any good conscience.… Continue reading Life Happens
In THE WARMTH OF OUR CLOSEST STAR (ENZO & PETER #2), a character named Alex says: “Hope is the belief that some course of action we take—some decision—will make our lives better. You know, we’ll say or do the right thing that fixes everything. But that’s not really what hope is. It’s the resolve to… Continue reading Hope/Possibility
As I threatened on Twitter a week ago, today I'm going to answer some Frequently Asked Questions about my LGBTQ+ Magical Realism novel POSSIBLY TEXAS. It dropped on March 25th, 2022 (pick up a copy or read it on Kindle Unlimited here) so it has been 3 months since its release. It seems enough time… Continue reading Possibly Texas FAQs
***Before you read further, please be aware that spoilers for the first book in this series might be present*** As all of you might know, the sequel to BETWEEN ENZO & THE UNIVERSE comes out July 8th, 2022. Titled THE WARMTH OF OUR CLOSEST STAR, it covers the 10 years of Enzo's life following his… Continue reading A Tale of Two Coats
What do we owe each other if not the active commitment to ensure we are ALL treated equitably and equally?