Recent news!

Lots going on right now, in my little world of writing.

I’ve finished writing Solomon’s Exile, which is a new novel that takes place in an entirely different setting from the Duke Grandfather books. It’s also has a much darker tone. Now, it’s on to editing, editing, then some more editing. After that, I have a few people that will be reading it for me, then I get to fix all the mistakes/problems that they find. After that, I can put it out. Hopefully by the end of the year.

I’ve also started work on the third, and for the moment, final, Duke Grandfather book. It’s early yet, but I think this one could be the best yet. It looks like this is the day that Duke finally tells that story. You know, the one that he keeps putting off…

And finally, getting set for the Bookmarks Festival of Books, in Winston-Salem this week, September 8th. I’ll be there in a booth, selling all three titles and more than happy to sign them. So if you know anyone that will be in the area, or if you will be yourself, stop on down. Lots of great books, events and food trucks!

 


New cover!

New cover for Tales of a Nuisance Man!


Duke Grandfather sequel

I’m almost done writing the sequel to Tales of a Nuisance Man. Hopefully, I’ll have it out by the end of February. If you’ve enjoyed the first book, I think you’ll like this one too.  If you haven’t read the first one, what are you waiting for? And check out the World of Duke page on this site for an excerpt. Thanks for reading!


Of Turkey, Pie, and Togetherness

My father used to tell me that Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday. He loved having the family together and enjoyed the noise and the chaos.  When I was younger, I thought he was crazy.

Sure, Thanksgiving was fine. There was the Macy’s parade in the morning, of which we’d suffer through the marching bands to get to the floats and especially the balloons. Keep in mind, this was back before we had over two hundred channels of quality programming to choose from.  We had three, on a good day.

Then, the family would show up, we’d eat turkey and all the fixings, shouting to be heard over each other, and for those of us who craved attention, shouting a bit louder. Dinner would end, people would fall asleep or sit around the table and talk. And then eventually, it would be time for turkey sandwiches and pie. (more…)


Tales of a Nuisance Man

One man, one magic gun and a whole city full of nuisances to get rid of. My first book, available on Amazon. Join Duke Grandfather as he matches wits with the best, and worst, that Capital City has to offer. If you like Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, or Glen Cook, you’ll like this.

Buy it here: Tales of a Nuisance Man


My Halloween as a Box

I always loved Halloween as a kid, and still do to this day. I love putting creepy things out in our yard, sitting out on our front porch with a drink, hot or cold depending on the temperature, and watching the kids come by, seeking out the free candy.

When I was a kid, we lived in a rural area, with a few houses around, but not what you would consider prime trick or treating territory. No, for that, we went to my Aunt and Uncle’s house, where we would walk to a large, ritzy development, and do our house foraging there. We made out pretty good too!

But near home, we had our church, which had a Halloween party every year. It was what you would expect, with a costume contest, bobbing for apples, and things like that. They handed out prizes for Scariest Costume, Most Beautiful Costume, Most Original, and probably some others that I’m forgetting. (more…)