Category Archives: lost dogs

new “dogs” and new approaches

Last week, I posted that it had been suggested to me by some knowledgeable persons that the cover for my novel Lost Dogs could be revised to align it more with other titles in its genre.  I did a mock-up, … Continue reading

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a new look for “lost dogs?”

Recently, someone suggested to me that the cover of my novel Lost Dogs –a story of the apocalypse as seen, heard, and smelled by a dog–should be revised to be more reflective of its genre.

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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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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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storytelling on a 3rd thursday

I’m blessed to live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, which has a thriving community of authors, musicians, and artists.  Recently, I was invited to headline an evening of readings and music that’s held on the third Thursday of the month at a … 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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holiday book signings

Books make great gifts, so if you’re looking for something different for sci-fi/fantasy lovers, something they haven’t read a hundred times before in a hundred other books, please consider one of my titles.  I’ll be at these events: November 14: … 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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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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