November 4, 2016

It’s such a hackneyed, common story it seems hardly worth telling. Except, despite it’s commonness, I still let it happen to me. So maybe it is worth something.  I am a digital child living in a digital age, but before suffering hard drive death I didn’t truly appreciate to what extent. I hadn’t realized that,…

June 30, 2016

It’s been quite a while since the publication of book two in The Marked Series, and I know many readers are wondering where the heck book three is. In short, it’s coming. But it’s going to be a little while longer. You see, the entire time I’ve been writing, I’ve also been an English teacher….

January 6, 2016

I’ve always been fascinated by marital arts (a fact surprising to none of my readers, I’m betting). Growing up, I watched my dad moving through his Kung Fu forms in our living room, and I developed a great appreciation not just for the physical elements of martial arts, but their poetry—I love the sense of ritual, of…

December 4, 2014

I have been shamefully neglecting my blog of late, as all of my attention has been focused on completing Elevation and on my move to Korea. Well, now I’m in Korea again and the book is finally available! ! It will be made available on all the other major stores soon. This novel has been…

May 15, 2014

One of the primary difficulties I had in writing the first novel in my series, Division of the Marked, was this: the drama and tension for the middle third of the book did not come from an outside source, but rather through the butting-heads of my two protagonists. The inherent difficulty in this is something…

March 5, 2014

*** This character interview is intended for those who have already read Division of the Marked. There are spoilers! If you haven’t read the book yet or are not finished, do yourself a favor and don’t read on!! ****     Y: Yarrow drums his fingers on the table and endeavors to look at his…

February 13, 2014

Let me begin by saying that this blog post is difficult for me to write. It’s something that I should have written many weeks ago, but every time I opened the document, my mind would shy away. It would tell me there’s no point in admitting a problem that is going to resolve itself any…

July 27, 2013

What is the real purpose of reviews? What do they really mean and who are they for?  Recent circumstances have led me to question the nature of reviews in a way that I never have before.  Let me back up a bit and explain… Since publishing my first novel earlier this week (woohoo!), I have…