😜 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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😜 Stir Crazy Stories: Seeing Forever 🤪

We past five weeks of staying home here this week and 2020 is not at all the year any of us thought it would be. I’ve got a lot to be grateful for. I have plenty of work to do and can get into the forest with the dogs, but boy is strange. This far in, I’m able to read fiction again and have been enjoying one of Jim Butcher’s Desden Files books. Very entertaining. …

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😜 Stir Crazy Stories: Meteor Attack! 🤪

Coronavirus. Worldwide pandemic. COVID-19. It’s everywhere and lots of folks are doing what they can to help out. I’m doing my part. Staying isolated (not that hard for an introvert that works from home), keeping up on the news, keeping busy with the day job as the company I work for tries to adapt to these circumstances, but it doesn’t feel like enough. Not being in the healthcare field, it feels like I can’t do …

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The Blood of Carterville

It’s release day! The Blood of Carterville is out today and I am so excited. I know, we are in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and things are crazy out there, but I think of this as me doing my part. I’m not a medical professional or part of the many professionals directly needed right now, I am a writer. And I do believe entertainment is vitally important. We all need to escape. The …

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A Long Hard Fall

If you haven’t heard about this series yet, Walter Anchor is a ghost detective. He’s from the same graveyard as JJ Lynch and the ghosts in Shuffled Off and the rest of the books in that series. In fact, he and his sidekick Emily have a cameo in the 2nd book in that series, Of Things Not Seen. I love these stories. Walter was a struggling actor, and then a dentist, and now he’s a …

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The Ghost Bride’s Gift

2020 is going to have a couple of stars when it comes to my writing. Walter Anchor is one. He’s a ghost trying to solve his own murder, his stories based in the same graveyard as the A Ghost’s Memoir series. Hist first case, “Detecting Haley” was part of my first short story collection, Life After, and last year it was released stand-alone. (It’s also free to my newsletter subscribers, so sign up if you …

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