Smells Like Sulfur

I can't rant today, I feel too much to poet. My nieces and nephews are on my mind. But what I can do is let my art speak for me.  As my voice, I offer an excerpt from my 2012 National Novel Writing Month novella, The Black Parade. It's sequel, The American Manifesto, was completed … Continue reading Smells Like Sulfur

FOMO on NaNo

The distinct smell of National Novel Writing Month is in the air, wafting curls of pumpkin spice-flavored coffee, donuts, and fear dancing in the four winds. All of November, local coffee shops morph into coliseums, where literary warriors compete against the clock and indirectly with each other.  It is a feat of near mythical challenge: … Continue reading FOMO on NaNo

Timed Writing Prompt: “There’s A Shirtlessness To This Guy…”

What an accomplishment! Three miles on the treadmill and a half mile in the pool! I bike eight miles to Five Guys for my double cheeseburger reward. The mass of moo-ey goodness is sweating liquid fat and spices, cheese, dripping off the sides with a come-hither shine, the grilled 'shrooms and onions resting like Tiffany … Continue reading Timed Writing Prompt: “There’s A Shirtlessness To This Guy…”

Indie Artist? Time To Shine!

Happy Anniversary, Johnny Saucedo! WE DID IT!

My first book signing. We ran out of books. I actually had to run out to my car for the two books I had in the backseat; luckily, leftovers from an earlier attempt at guerrilla marketing. The last fourteen months of my life living dollar to dollar so I can get published, and now I'm holding 10s … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Johnny Saucedo! WE DID IT!

The Case For Supporting [Adjective] Authors*

  I was raised an American. I physically developed, formulated a personality, practiced social graces, and made friends living abroad, almost entirely outside of the United States of America. Beyond America, as an American, no one gave a shit if your father was this race, your mother was that ethnicity, and certainly, without a hometown … Continue reading The Case For Supporting [Adjective] Authors*

Getting Emo About NaNo

12 days into December, and I've yet had a proper come-down from the literary Iron Man that was National Novel Writing Month. Because of the food holiday break and an unfortunate event involving my truck, I've ignored acknowledging my experience, which is important to do if one intends to continue writing. So I'll use this … Continue reading Getting Emo About NaNo

Buy Me A Christmas Goose!

Feelin' exceptionally gifty and philanthropical? Consider supporting your favorite independent author/publisher with the cute face and phat ass! 😀 My debut action fiction novel, I Blew Up Juarez, is a sweet 99 cents until DECEMBER 26th. Since it's self-published, I get all your pennies! My horror short story, Tokyo Rose, is the opener to Night … Continue reading Buy Me A Christmas Goose!