Of Quirks and Quasars

Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts

I’m not exaggerating when I say that this past year could qualify as a certain kind of beast. One who’s sustenance required a sort of burning down and rising back up to meet the demands of life, work, and an evolving industry. I liken my growth over the past year as a...

Plot Value

Plot Value

Very few things are more daunting than taking a risk on a crazy idea, born of naked imagination, and investing in that idea for nearly three years knowing it might lead you nowhere. For me, this risk was worth it and it eventually lead to the publication of Story...

Give of Yourself and the Gifts Are Infinite

Give of Yourself and the Gifts Are Infinite

I love stories this time of year. Stories with all the trimmings of tales to remind us of the old adage that the real gifts of giving aren’t things. An adage the Amazon giant would have us relegated to forget. Their commercials bringing smiles on a package may be the...

Pieces of Possibility

Pieces of Possibility

We all live by a certain code of qualifiers that define us. The pieces of ourselves we share and those we relegate to keep hidden. Some are veiled gems and others demonstrative demons. But the true veritable essence of our core selves can be hard to hold in this day...

Taming the Monsters- Facing Difficult Subjects One Story at a Time

Taming the Monsters- Facing Difficult Subjects One Story at a Time

I am self-aware enough to know that putting my stories out into the world won't arrive without foible. There is an everlasting, guilt-laden concern that I might offend, put off, or alienate readers with what I opt to write and publish. Unfortunately, I don’t operate...

Safe Scares

Safe Scares

Whatever happened to the good old days of a safe scare? There was a time we can all recall when we were allowed to traipse off and seek out real-world adventures. Many of us still long for the feeling of being shooed out the door into the wild wonders of freedom and...