Chapter 1 Rotso Inahka was a man in his forties with black, side swept hair, a tan complexion, and a reasonably muscular build. Among the Junior class, Mr. Inahka was the English teacher of nightmares, and at 6-foot tall, he towered over the class. The nightmares were not to be found in his figure, however, [...]
Prologue Author's Note: This story is being written during NaNoWriMo and is in its early draft form. I wake to the sound of the crashing waves tossing our boat back and forth. I used to be a heavy sleeper. In fact, I still am. I shouldn’t be awake. Jake Laskaris is a 17-year old boy [...]
I have had multiple posts planned for this blog, but little time to write them. This is partially due to the the time being spent on my latest project, Project Ordine. It's a rewrite of my unpublished 2012 novel entitled, The Labyrinth of Cosa Nostra. This rewrite is being completed during November for National Novel Writing Month [...]
Beyond Chivalry, the upcoming (anticipated 15 July 2015) second installment in The Detective Games serialization, is nearing its final stages. It has gone through initial edits, beta reading, and now it'll be given final edits, beta read one last time, and formatted for retailers in the next three weeks. Join detectives Leor and Jean as they [...]
"Frogs, Food, and Cajun Culture..." A rundown of my recent visit to #Louisiana, with pictures!
Why would a writer choose to split their story into serials rather than a novel or trilogy of novels? My reasoning is that it provides exposure and a testing ground for daring ideas, allow for greater participation of the readership (through feedback and speculation), and free up time for both writer and reader.
This morning, at about 5:30am, there was an awesome blood moon. Contrast, brightness, and detail have been adjusted.
Lately, it seems I've been losing steam, and have had trouble keeping up with writing deadlines. The motivation just isn't there. It's the common condition that writers dread — writer's block. Earlier this year, I wrote a Goodreads blog post / rant about writer's block. I noted different writing strategies to consider. However, while jotting down thoughts and [...]
With everything I write, everywhere I go, and everything I do, I want to make one thing certain: my conviction is for Love. For Christ Jesus. As I wrote in the Afterword to my first Detective Games serial... "...my faith is what drives me. Not a faith of malice, greed, or pride, but of love, [...]