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?
What makes an epic love story? One for the ages? One that, at its end (regardless of that end), would be looked back on with fondness? What makes a love story swoon-worthy? Like the rest of you, I'm sure, it's a question I've tried to solve for both professional and personal reasons. As we go… Continue reading Love Story
In case you weren't aware (you're probably new here), I started my writing career in erotica. I wrote short stories (20k words or less) for an erotica site. Ultimately, it proved to be a pile of garbage site that didn't actually pay its creators--but since I don't want to get sued, I won't name names.… Continue reading Flickin’ the Bean
My back hurts and I really need the kids to get off of my lawn. Not really. My back rarely, if ever, hurts and I don't care if you're on my lawn--as long as you don't bother me. But seriously, who wants kids on their lawn? Well, kids that don't belong to them, I mean.… Continue reading Grumpy Old Man
Releasing a book, finally publishing a story you've worked on forever, comes with baggage. Emotional baggage. There's relief and fear and happiness and longing and grief and...everything. Your book is finally out in the world and in the hands of readers, but you have no control over what happens next. Fear. You are no longer… Continue reading It’s Time To Celebrate!
If you're a writer, like me, you probably have your experience with world-building. Even those of us who write realistic fiction have to build our worlds, right? We have to explain to our reader (without droning on about it or info-dumping) how our world works, even if our story is set in present-day on Earth… Continue reading A Whole New World(Building)