Notes From Juarez

I'm typing In Real Time on April 17, 2017 at 1:34pm Central Standard Time. Today's process is to take this large white box of office-related items I hadn't unpacked since the Treehouse and unload everything where it needs to be. I found one of my many composition notebooks, a work I started back in Texas … Continue reading Notes From Juarez

Sweet Lurline, Did You Just Pet Me??

Here I thought I had a sure project: a handyman I met through my neighbors eager for me to work with him on increasing visibility for his mobile business. Currently he's using Craigslist, but wants to get beyond that in order to attract a more reliable clientele and demonstrate credibility. That's super easy, I said, … Continue reading Sweet Lurline, Did You Just Pet Me??

National Poetry Month 2015! Interactive Poetry

Every Friday this April, I am going to feature an original work here for your reading pleasure. Throw rotted fruit, sing praises, lemme know you just don't get it, but do, please, have an experience. If you borrow the work, be polite and cite! Today's National Poetry Month contribution is the full poem featured during January's Fantastic Ekphrastic! … Continue reading National Poetry Month 2015! Interactive Poetry

I Made My Book A Soundtrack

My buddy The Vibe Muse put me on to my new obsession, SoundCloud! What..? I can make playlists out of any theme I come up with in my head space? AWESOME! But really, what a handy vision-free tool. I'm a writer of sounds, which is why I like writing action stories, because I get to use furious, … Continue reading I Made My Book A Soundtrack

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!

National Poetry Month 2015! Poem It Up Fridays

It's National Poetry Month, ya'll! What a great year for poetry thus far: During January's Fantastic Ekphrastic, an ensemble from Studio@620 performed my tormented-God-of-Love poem Arc Angel. In February, my psycho-terror narrative poem, A Coterie of Diamonds, was accepted for publication. March, I joined fellow local literary writers for award-winning poet Peter Hargitai's poetry workshop. … Continue reading National Poetry Month 2015! Poem It Up Fridays

Highlights From Afternoon Tea at Sawgrass

Many thanks to Susan Bridges, owner and operator of Sawgrass Bar, for another successful literary-fueled event! She hosted an afternoon tea with a vegan cuisine tasting last Saturday and man, was that spread fantastic. I enjoyed a warm, honeyed white tea, a decaf version of a minty, spicy oolong, and the party rocker itself, a … Continue reading Highlights From Afternoon Tea at Sawgrass

Night Walkers: A NaNoWriMo Success Story

Usually by mid-Week 2 of NaNoWriMo, the WriMos in my immediate vicinity start to peter out for various reasons. Before you join them my dear, lemme share this true-to-life story that will keep you in the saddle. Don't worry, it'll be quick. 😉 I started participating in National Novel Writing Month back in 2012, after … Continue reading Night Walkers: A NaNoWriMo Success Story