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I get asked all the time by other artists, “How do I know if it’s time to give up?” I have a simple answer for that rather daunting question. Watch the video below, where I share a recent experience that perfectly sums up why you can’t quit. Follow Email PostShare […]

Me And My Muse Episode 190


In this episode of Me And My Muse, I talk about one very important aspect of my writing process. The Magic Circle is a method I believe makes for very efficient, productive, and error-free writing. Find out more about this easy approach to a challenging task in the video below. […]

Me And My Muse Episode 189


As I was reaching the end of writing “The Ghosts of Brookhaven,” something magical happened. I found I’d been profoundly connected to the book and I couldn’t let the ending go, even when I wasn’t working on the manuscript. After the fact, I dubbed this phenomenon, “The Writer Entanglement Theory.” […]

The Writer Entanglement Theory



While nearing the end of my latest novel, “The Ghosts of Brookhaven,” I feared that I’d allowed one of the to trip over that line between ghost and monster. It didn’t take me long to reality test what was bothering me. Watch the latest episode of Me And My Muse […]

Me And My Muse Episode 187


Recently I was asked a question I get asked a LOT. Said question was: How do I reply to my significant other when they say, “Why do you bother putting so much time into writing, when it’s just a hobby?” unsupporting significant other. Hoo boy. How do I unpack that? […]

Are you a hobbyist?












I recently wrapped up the first draft of fEaR3 (get fEaR and fEaR2 on Amazon now), which will be published through Devil Dog Press. I’m quite excited about this entry in the series, as it not only adds a few new characters, but it expands the universe and offers up […]

To end BIG or not



I don’t usually talk to my family about my work. Why? It’s not that they aren’t interested or that they don’t support me. They do. But for the most part those in my familial circle aren’t terribly interested in the genres in which I write. So, I tend to let […]

Pealing Back The Layers