Category Archives: this wasted land

on the way to lonely lands

Part 2 of ? I’ve been steadily working on In Lonely Lands, a modern-day fantasy/horror novel that I described previously.  I outlined the plot using an Excel spreadsheet (which I’ll share with you–sans spoilers–some other time, for the benefit of … Continue reading

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making monsters meaningful, part 3

Previously, I had talked about what makes monsters scary; as well as how despite appearances to the contrary, monsters really only come in two types.  Now I’d like to share with you some monsters that scared me when I was … Continue reading

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making monsters meaningful, part 2

Previously, I had discussed what it is about monsters that (when done correctly), they frighten us.  And though you and I could sit here for hours and name numerous monsters from film, literature, myths, and legends, there are really only … Continue reading

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making monsters meaningful

In Lonely Lands, my next novel, is a modern-day fantasy/horror piece, so–of course–it will have monsters.  I’ve loved monsters since I was kid back in Phoenix, AZ: one of the local TV stations would broadcast old monster movies (Godzilla, Rodan, … Continue reading

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on the way to lonely lands

Part 1 of ? Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on my next novel, a modern-day fantasy/horror piece with the working title of In Lonely Lands, and I’ll share with you some of my progress in this and … Continue reading

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“i will show you my faith by my works”

My literary idol is J.R. R. Tolkien, a lifelong Catholic who created the world of Middle Earth and developed his characters and stories–The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings being the best well-known–to depict the epic struggle of Good … Continue reading

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last week’s radio interview

My apologies for not posting a notice about this sooner so that you could catch it live, but it was something of a last-minute gig.  Last week, I was invited by author Jack July to come onto his internet radio … Continue reading

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alyx’s sketching

  It seems to me that the sun Drags itself into the heavens To scorch and sear me.   Can you hear me?   It seems to be that there’s no one Who could understand Or even sympathize.   They … Continue reading

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all you need is one

Of late, I have been down in the mouth when it comes to writing.  The last three book sales events that I have participated in have been poorly attended, with accordingly poor sales (so poor, that I left two of … Continue reading

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talking about writing at mms

This past Friday, May 1, I was fortunate enough to discuss writing with 200 students (6th-, 7th-, and 8th grade) of Matapeake Middle School, in my town of Stevensville, MD.  I’m very glad that both my daughters went to MMS, … Continue reading

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