To outsiders, Mabel may seem like a nice older “woman who lives next door.” But the redoubtable Mabel is anything but helpless. When a horde of stinging insects invades her space, they experience her wrath. And when they fight back, she responds with indomitable tenacity. My short story “Mabel and the Yellow Jackets” is free—as […]Read More Free Mabel!
What was rarepattern.com is no more, though some of it lives on here. If you followed a dead link, try search. Alas, the word press does not provide a means to set up redirects from the old URLs. Apologies, I could not migrate the comments.Read More Merged-ish
When you believe in independent publishing as a political act…Read More Nothing that can’t be solved with a little bug spray
I’ve been writing science fiction and a bit of fantasy. One story is out for submission. A couple others I need to look over before sending out. Right now I’m working on a weird transhumanist tale with four-eared humans and eight-legged aliens—which in turn is an interstitial project between rewrites of the epic space opera […]Read More Writing update
When starting out with something new like Bullet Journaling, of course I have to geek out on the equipment.Read More Six notebooks compared: Leuchtturm1917, Rhodia, Midori, MUJI, Northbooks and Moleskine
That’s a question I explore in a guest blogpost over on Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. There’s a joke in the post, too!Read More How is the author-editor relationship affected by who hires whom?
I’ll be an entrepreneur … if you pay me to do it.I’ll paint the picture … if you will hang it.I’ll write the book … if you will sell it.I’ll take the test … if you promise to pass me.I’ll take the exam … if it says I am healthy.I’ll tell you I love you […]Read More Guarantees
Let’s just agree that 57 is too young.Read More And now Prince
This blog has been too quiet. I’ve been typing words elsewhere. This changes now. So a couple of years ago I wrote my first novel It was intended to be a comedic political satire. Many of my readers liked it. Some didn’t. One or two just didn’t get it. As I learned from one of […]Read More In which a serialized novel is mentioned
When I saw the news on Twitter that David Bowie had died, I started to cry. It was the middle of the night, but I couldn’t sleep anymore. I tossed and turned with “Heroes” echoing in my head.Read More Bowie