I was supposed to be executed. I was up on the scaffold, arms tied behind my back, with everyone all gathered around to watch the beheading of Flats McBrady. I’d never been so popular. The executioner—Rucks, his name was; nice guy really, he and Mabel had three kids—said God-be-with-you and reared back with the axe, … More Execution (5 minutes)
To be clear, I’m including myself in this. It probably looks hilarious to see this in the feed a few blocks away from the “Why I’m Angry” repost I shared back in January. I have thought these things before, but I know I’ve been bad about keeping things in perspective and realizing that things are … More We need to Chill.
[23 minute read, or 4556 words] My lungs were exploding. Hot knives of pain stabbed up my shins with every stride, as my knapsack lurched against my shoulders. My shirt clung to my back, and my suitcoat was making the back of my neck itch like crazy. Behind me, the roll-along suitcase rattled over … More Short story: “Terminal”
Originally posted on Casual thoughts:
I think some of my friends believe I have lost my mind. I’ve always prided myself on how I use social media: engaging with everyone with charity, avoiding the hint of an ad hominem, and carefully limiting my use. I’ve violated all these principles, and more, in recent days. The…
Originally posted on First Line Reader:
Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born. First line in The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson I’m here with another wrap up because somehow September ended. It was a weird month for me blogging-wise. I haven’t had a…
Hey, my book has a free promotion going on! Go onto Amazon and grab a free copy! (Or a paperback. We have it in paperback now). Today’s the last day it’s running. I’d have told you earlier, but I have work I’m doing now and time is precious. I had a much longer idea I … More Writing and Revision (Plus the first chapter of Book 2!)
I wanted to post on why I wrote the book the way I did–with horribly crude language and confrontational dialogue on taboo issues. … More Why I wrote my book the way I did (Also, it’s out now.)
Updated draft of the cover! We’re making progress, slowly but surely. You can see it has the prison camp now and we got rid of the “Squire Chad” bit, so all it has now is the Solomon Code Series. Much better. I actually thought of “Solomon Code” before any of the individual books—just because it … More I hate Self-Promotion (plus a preview of The Nephilim Protocol)
They say that you should promote your books by posting about things your target audience is interested in. So, naturally I’m promoting my Paranormal YA book about half-angel teenagers by writing a blog post about the writing notes of JRR Tolkien. Not like I’ve written about that before or anything, or shared fanfiction I almost … More 6 Ideas Tolkien Abandoned for The Lord of the Rings.
Okay, so I’ve been meaning to do an update to that Camelot swords post for ever, because there’s a LOT of cool sword legends across the world and King Arthur doesn’t remotely have a monopoly on the things, but I’ve gotten distracted, so I haven’t had the chance. But now I’m caught up, and I’m … More Famous Swords Pt 2: The World