In a world

…where Mina is on the hunt! Yes, Monday is comic day! And next Monday is a triple whammy, comic, new Chelsea story, and… the final Mina and Matty story. I am surprisingly unemotional about it. For now. The story has been written for over a year. I’ve dealt with all the weirdness. I’m still in […]

Matching styles

I’m starting to feel sorry for my critiquers, because my novel is a touch… bipolar. At this point, I’m really frankensteining the thing. There’s a lot of cutting and pasting bits of chapters, and then dashing off 100 or so words to tie it all together. Which is fairly normal for the third draft. The real […]

Master Procrastinator

I am amazing at procrastinating. I know most people would consider writing my daily blog the night before the opposite of procrastinating.  The kicker is that it’s supposed to be a daily exercise. Now granted, I give myself one day off a week, but I’m also digressing to make a point. I don’t want to proofread. […]

Saturday Scenes: Hunted Down

  Today’s scene comes from Hunted Down, Part Five of the Uncommon Animals series: “Hey man, get up. Let’s go for a run.” Rick’s boisterous voice bounced around Matty’s bedroom. The white cinder block walls silenced the outside world, but anything inside them was magnified. Matty rolled over and buried his face in his thin […]

Good Morning!

And I can actually say that for once. My insomnia has finally passed. Twelve hours of sleep later, I feel chipper. Seriously. And some good news! Amazon now has a pre-order option for indie publishers! So TA-DA!   You can pre-order Succubus! The Steel City has never been colder for Rick and Mina. On the […]

Still not sleeping, but…

So last night, 10 PM, I’m curled up on the couch, eyes closed, cat snuggled, and then boom, my brain snapped into alertness and I was up and going. I have no idea what is wrong with my head, but it appears to not be stopping for awhile. This happens and I just have to […]


It comes from the oddest places. The last two posts have been about storytelling and characters, and were directly inspired by  a series of conversations I’ve been having bout whether or not stories and characters were explicitly gendered. Now, of course, someone always tries to being up pregnancy as something that is gendered. My answer […]

Little bits

That was writing yesterday. A sentence here, a paragraph there. A few bits of action for Jeff, and a breakthrough for Monsters. Jeff’s stuff I’m building, and I’m pretty sure I’ll have the set up done by Friday. Monsters… I’m at the point where I’m adding the layers. The thing about writing a series is […]