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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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dtd and me in the kent island bay times

Let me just say, my local newspaper rocks. From the August 5 issue: (click for larger image) …and from the same issue: (click for larger image) I can’t tell you how lucky I am to live in an area with … 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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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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suddenly, i was back in high school

One of the recurring anxiety dreams I’m prone to having is the one where someone in the public education system realized that I had somehow missed achieving some crucial requirement to pass high school, and I have to go back … Continue reading

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“lost dogs” on “papa’s world”

Queen Anne’s County TV, the local cable show where I live (in Scenic, Convenient-to-Nowhere, MD) has launched a new show, “Papa’s World,” (a reference to “Papa” Ernest Hemingway).  Every episode will feature an Eastern Shore writer, and I was chosen … Continue reading

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hand-selling books: what’s worked for me

This blog post is for writers (especially new ones) and those curious about the business side of writing, particularly “hand-selling” books in person, such as at book signings or book festivals. I’m a relatively new author (I self-published my first … Continue reading

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