October 19, 2021 San Agustin, New Mexico Rubik watched the yellow cloud of dust on the horizon drawing closer to them, the lone rider on his brown horse galloping fiercely across the New Mexico high desert like out of some western. “Look at him,” Rubik said, staring at the distant figure of Eli through … More Short Story: “Deal With the Devil”
Tomorrow marks the twentieth time I will have sat through colloquium at Southwestern Adventist University. For those of you who don’t know, colloquium are the meetings that mark the beginning of another school year for the faculty of our university. Last night was our opening “banquet” (hot dogs and beans at the local ballpark), tomorrow … More Colloquium X 20 and My Latest Project
Don’t get me wrong. Criticism hurts. It probably hurts me more than most people. I have always had a need to seek approval from other people, to feel that people like me. But I also know that I will never improve as a writer unless I know where I make mistakes. After 40 years in … More In Search of Criticism
In all the recent focus on getting The Key of Solomon started, I almost forgot to tell you about a giveaway for Salome’s Charger happening on Goodreads. In case you didn’t know, Salome’s Charger is the prequel to The Key of Solomon, co-authored by top-notch writer Celeste perrino Walker, and she’s the one giving away … More Heads Up: It’s Giveaway Time
Years ago…I mean eons ago, when I was in grade school…I used to change what I was going to do with my life from day to day. One day it would be a fireman, the next an archeologist, the next a soldier. It wasn’t until I got into high school that I started dabbling with … More Getting My Research Hat On
I am a true believer in epiphanies, those precious, rare events when suddenly a great idea seems to come to you out of the blue. I have actually only had a true epiphany come to me a few times in my writing career. When they happen, it is like a godsend, and in some situations … More How to Have an Epiphany
Tesla’s Ghost is almost ready for my Beta readers. Actually, it would have been ready if real life hadn’t gotten in the way. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. The reality is, I have an ending problem. I’ve written a book with actually three endings. Sounds weird, but it’s true. One storyline happens … More This is the end….No, THIS is the end!