On Speaking Out

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Up to now, the “From the Front Lines” section of the blog has been a report about the various events I’ve been to and an update on goings on. It will usually still be about that; however, sometimes I’m going to use this as an update on where my head is, my thoughts and musings […]

An Inaugural Poem

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I’ve been waiting over a week to post this. While attending the recent residency for my MFA program, in the first day of my afternoon class, the teacher assigned us all the task of writing an inaugural poem for Trump, the twist being, we had to do it in the voice of a specific person, […]

2017 Do Better

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I was getting ready to do a recap post about 2016 and maybe post about some New Year’s resolutions, but I’m really not into either. Despite having a couple of cool moments, 2016 was kind of a crap fest. I have no interest in revisiting it in. I never keep my New Year’s resolutions, so […]

Cover Reveal and ToR Updates.

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In February of last year, I have been working with WordFire Press on a relaunch of the Tears of Rage books. Well, after a rewrite and in-depth developmental edit,  we’re almost ready to release First Chosen. We’re so ready that I can finally show you guys the cover.   With the impending publication of the new edition of First […]

What I’m reading 1.26.2016

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**DISCLAIMER** This post is not intended to be a critical review of the works discussed below. This is merely a record of the thoughts, feelings, and reflections that accompanied my experience of my reading during the previous week. Steal the Sky by Megan O’Keefe I am generally more forgiving of first novels, of which this is. […]

Life, the Universe, and ConFusion

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This past weekend, I made the trek out to Detroit, MI to attend Confusion, a literary/fannish science fiction convention. This year’s theme: Life, the Universe, and Confusion, because Confusion celebrated its 42nd annual gathering to celebrate all things nerdy. The last several years, I’ve heard such great things about this convention and thanks to the […]

Dear Convention Organizers

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As I’m beginning my fifth year as an up-and-coming professional writer attending conventions, I’ve made a few observations. This post isn’t targeted at any one convention, but rather, it addresses something I’ve noticed about convention culture as a whole. Some cons are way, way better about this than others. So, without further ado, let’s jump […]

Beginnings

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“Begin in an experience, real or imagined.” – Richard Hugo I’ve tried doing the “Stranger than Fiction” series a couple of other places, but it never works out, so I’m going to try it again here on my website, and hopefully, I’ll manage to keep it around longer than some of the other places that […]