The Red Arrow Murders

It’s release day! The Red Arrow Murders is out! It’s been a long journey with Walter Anchor. The idea for a ghost detective came to me when I was working on To Be a Fool, which came out in 2013. I started his first story while that novel was finishing up. I was having so much fun with it that he and Emily have a cameo in To Be a Fool. The initial thought was …

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Neutrinoman & Lightningirl: Season 2

With the series I write, I always think of them in terms of the wider story arc, and in the case of Neutrinoman and Lightningirl in terms of Seasons. I call them “Seasons” for a reason. There is a larger story being told across all the episodes. And, yes, “Season” and “Episode” sounds like a TV show on purpose. It’s the way I think of this. These three books (Off Book, Hard Times, and Elemental …

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A Hollywood Kind of Murder

Okay, Walter Anchor used to be an actor so why not have him solving a murder in a Hollywood? A murder with a particularly Hollywood kind of vibe. He’s a ghost after all and moving about is easy. That is the starting point to this unique murder mystery. Long ago when I was in high school and then again briefly about ten years ago, I did some acting. As a teenager it was plays, lots …

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😜 Pausing Stir Crazy Stories 🤪

I am ending the Stir Crazy Story program, for now at least. I am leaving Meteor Attack! up for free for a while seeing how there are six episodes in the series now, but it feels like this program has run its course.  When I started this, it was just COVID-19 and the world was on lock down. It’s a lot more complicated now with the economy, the racial unrest, and political madness all on top …

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Elemental Factors

Today I am wrapping up Season 2 of Neutrinoman and Lightningirl: A Love Story with Elemental Factors. This season delighted me because in the writing it took so many interesting turns that I didn’t expect (yeah, I know it sounds strange, but it’s the way I write. I follow the characters and they sure surprised me here). I don’t have a timeline yet, but there will be a Season 3. There is a lot more …

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😜 Stir Crazy Stories: Toxic Asset 🤪

I have no words for what’s going on right now in our world (writing this in early June, 2020), at least ones that seem useful. Except be kind. We are all on this planet together and kindness seems needed more than ever. The book choice for this slot was made before the particular madness descended, but it somehow feels right. “Toxic” is a good way to describe our current situation. And while I don’t think …

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Death of a Dentist

There’s are best practices for writing a series and then there are… what I did with this series. It has been an education on what not to do. My wife once jokingly called this story (in a different form with a different name) my “white whale.” She cast me as Captain Ahab on a quest to exact my revenge on Moby Dick. It wasn’t quite that bad, but it was a struggle. An unusually difficult …

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Breathing in the Stars

Back in 2017 when I was doing my Short Story Marathon, stars kept coming up thematically. Or, more specifically, that feeling I get when I look up at the Milk Way on a cold clear night. Over and over stars appeared in those stories. There was this feeling I wanted to convey, this thought, this concept. And while a lot of the stories benefited from the idea, I knew it wasn’t quite there. Until I …

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😜 Stir Crazy Stories: Shuffled Off 🤪

While things are starting to open up here and there, self quarantining remains in place for many, so time for another Stir Crazy Story. This time it’s my first and best reviewed novel, Shuffled Off (4.8 stars with 35 reviews as of this writing). This book will always have a special place in my heart. It was hard, it took a long time, but so many parts of the project was quite magical. There is …

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Hard Times

Hey, it’s release day! Hard Times: Neutrinoman and Lightningirl: A Love Story, Episode 5 is out. I’ll have the blurb below, and yes, it’s on sale, but as this release has been approaching I’ve realized something strange. Even though I wrote this book several years ago (I’m really behind with this series) and planned its release last December, it’s a book for this moment. For those not familiar with this series, it’s a boy-meets-girl kind …

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