Category Archives: dragontamer’s daughters

getting “lost” again

I thought that 6 years after I published my most popular novel, Lost Dogs (recently revamped with the new, badass cover below), that it would be difficult to revisit that book as I write Stray Cats, its sequel/follow-up. “Difficult” in that … Continue reading

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new year, “new mutants”

After the debacle that was Dark Phoenix, I thought that the X-Men film franchise as we know it was dead, but this looks really cool:

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looking back, looking ahead (and a peek at “stray cats”)

This past decade was when my childhood dream of becoming an author became reality.  I began the 2010’s with a manuscript of a fantasy novel, and ended it with 5 published books.  Here’s a glance back at some key events:

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a great “wasted” year

This Wasted Land, my third published novel, was released a year ago.  As I mentioned in this post, it was in 1988, when I was a senior in college, that I first began working on what would become TWL.  I … Continue reading

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of dragons and coincidence

Recently, my younger daughter visited the John Paul II Center in Krakow, Poland, and shared with my wife and me several photos, including this dragon. The image, of course, is from the Book of Revelations, as is the monstrous Beast … Continue reading

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doing “5 to 10” for writing (part 2)

Lately, I’ve done a few talks for high school students who are writers, or are interested in becoming one.  In addition to disabusing them of the idea that becoming an author is a fast and easy ticket to fame and … Continue reading

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doing “5 to 10” for writing (part 1)

Lately, I’ve done a few talks for high school students who are writers, or are interested in becoming one.  In addition to disabusing them of the idea that becoming an author is a fast and easy ticket to fame and … Continue reading

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bad things happen on august 2

“Bad things come in threes,” the saying goes, and they also come on August 2.  Don’t believe me?  Consider this, from my upcoming young adult dark fantasy novel, This Wasted Land: Ghastly, eh?  But there’s worse.  Here’s a snippet from … Continue reading

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“the song remains the same”…

…but the name changes.  As you might know, I’m working on a new young adult modern-fantasy/horror novel.  Alexandra “Alyx” Williams is a rebellious Korean-American high school senior who loves motorcycles, sketching, retro hard rock, and her boyfriend Sam.  When Sam … Continue reading

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“cats and dogs living together!”

Many people who have enjoyed my novel Lost Dogs have asked for a book about cats. Well, I’m pleased to announce that my friend and fellow author Kia Heavey has recently published what you feline-lovers are looking for: Domino.   … Continue reading

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