Where People Don’t Fear to Tread. Seriously…So. Many. People. A San Juan Islands Summer Photodump

Ah, summer. That time to do stuff. Mostly stuff that is outside. And that's all I got as far as an intro. Enjoy the pics. Click to supersize their awesomeness.

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Olympic Peninsula Backpacking Trip, Or How We Learned to Swim While Standing On Solid Ground

Believe it or not, the Olympic Peninsula is wet. Yes, mind-blowing news for a location in the Pacific NorthWest. But over there it rains. It pours. Then the sky takes a break for all of 4.5 minutes and, when it gets bored with how dry everything is getting, it starts spitting again. Regardless, our backpacking trip this … Continue reading Olympic Peninsula Backpacking Trip, Or How We Learned to Swim While Standing On Solid Ground

In the Depths of Darkness Contest Placement and Oh Yeah Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff, amIrite?

Popping on in for a quick little update. I'm happy to (humblebrag) announce that my YA sci-fi, In the Depths of Darkness, which you may have seen before if you've spent any time at all perusing my site (subtle I am not), has placed in the top ten in the San Francisco Writing Conference Writing Contest! The contest's name … Continue reading In the Depths of Darkness Contest Placement and Oh Yeah Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff, amIrite?

Lessons, Reflections, and Other Stuff About Writing I Hope I Learned In 2016 But There’s a Slight Chance I Didn’t

Yep, one of these posts. You know, kind of like the retrospective videos EVERYONE’S done on Facebook; looking back on the year with fond (or not so) memories and a lens smeared with rosy nostalgia of days recently passed by. Since it was sooo much fun on Facebook, is there any reason not to do … Continue reading Lessons, Reflections, and Other Stuff About Writing I Hope I Learned In 2016 But There’s a Slight Chance I Didn’t

Space Operas, Book Series, and Not Screwing Them Up: Story Bibles

Yep, this post’s going to be on writing. Who knew a writer’s website would focus on writing? Weird, write right? Today, I’m shedding a little light on something called a story bible. Sounds pretty self explanatory. That’s ‘cause it is. It’s a bible. For your story. Any story, really. Your epic twenty book fantasy series … Continue reading Space Operas, Book Series, and Not Screwing Them Up: Story Bibles

Writing a Novel by Hand vs. On the Computer, and Other Things I Know You Wondered but Weren’t Nerdy Enough to Ask

I’m writing this post on a sheet of paper. That may not mean much (or make much sense), but it will shortly. I hope. For those following me on Facebook, it might seem like I’ve been in a tumultuous tornado of literature with my book covers, novels, edits and more right now. But look! A … Continue reading Writing a Novel by Hand vs. On the Computer, and Other Things I Know You Wondered but Weren’t Nerdy Enough to Ask

Ancient Stuff, Pizza Crusts, and Popes, Oh My! A Photo Journey of an American Writer in Italy

This post brought to you by my family. Seriously. Give them a hand. For my brother's awesome photography tips and general wackiness that matches my wackiness, and innumerable thanks to my parents for thinking of, planning, and allowing me to tag along on said trip. Strangely enough, despite what the title says there will be very … Continue reading Ancient Stuff, Pizza Crusts, and Popes, Oh My! A Photo Journey of an American Writer in Italy