Tag Archives: this wasted land

killing it at bto 2020

“What I’m about to say next may strike some of you as vile, base, heresy.” That’s what I told a jam-packed room this past Saturday, March 7, at the 23rd annual Bay To Ocean Writers Conference held at Chesapeake College … Continue reading

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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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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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of “star wars” and “stray cats”

Despite being a Star Wars fan since I was 10 years old, I have no intention of seeing Rise of Skywalker.  Nope, sorry not sorry. I was initially beguiled by The Force Awakens, only to realize that it was a … Continue reading

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twl playlist, track 10: “paranoid”

A surprising number of teenagers in 2019 (some them, no doubt, encouraged by hit films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman) are fans of vintage hard rock.  So, too, is Alyx, the Feisty Teenage Heroine of This Wasted Land, my young adult dark fantasy novel.   TWL tells of … Continue reading

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twl playlist, track 9: “atomic punk”

A surprising number of teenagers in 2019 (some them, no doubt, encouraged by hit films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman) are fans of vintage hard rock.  So, too, is Alyx, the Feisty Teenage Heroine of This Wasted Land, my young adult dark fantasy novel.  … Continue reading

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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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twl playlist, track 8: “sixes and sevens”

A surprising number of teenagers in 2019 (some them, no doubt, encouraged by hit films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman) are fans of vintage hard rock.  So, too, is Alyx, the Feisty Teenage Heroine of This Wasted Land, my latest young adult dark fantasy … Continue reading

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twl playlist, track 7: “plush”

A surprising number of teenagers in 2019 (some them, no doubt, encouraged by hit films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman) are fans of vintage hard rock.  So, too, is Alyx, the Feisty Teenage Heroine of This Wasted Land, my latest young adult dark fantasy … Continue reading

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twl playlist, track 6: “in the dark”

A surprising number of teenagers in 2019 (some them, no doubt, encouraged by hit films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman) are fans of 70’s and 80’s rock.  So, too, is Alyx, the Feisty Teenage Heroine of This Wasted Land, my latest young adult dark fantasy … Continue reading

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