CONDE NAST: Coronavirus Quarantine in a Hotel (Travel)
I haven't posted here in a while. Internet issues? Travel snafus? Panicked personal distractions? Something huge happening on the global stage? My friends, it ain't easy being a 'digital nomad' on the best of days. And now COVID-19 has loudly proclaimed 'Hold my beer...' Maybe the latest travel story from CONDE NAST — featuring yours truly — can shed some light on the latest from my quiet corner of the globe...
SHADOWLAND: A Sequel in Progress (Book Update)
VOLUME 2 in The Shadowland Saga. The sequel to my acclaimed, award-winning debut novel: The Cat's Maw. Whispers from beyond the veil have been a long time coming...and you're just gonna have to wait a little longer. Is it out of fear? Procrastination? Laziness? Writer's block? Perfectionism? Typical 'life' distractions gumming up the gears? All of the above, I reckon. But there's an unexpected reason it's taken so long to muster the confidence to dive back into this epic story.
BRANCHING NARRATIVE: Choose Your Adventure!
Whether crafting linear or branching narratives, the end goal remains the same — Emotional Engagement. I've been thinking about this a LOT lately. And that's only natural when app and game and media folks keep wanting to bend your ear and chat 'choose your own adventure stuff'. Something, my friends, is in the air...
FABLES: DEFINING A GENRE
The fine folks at WATTPAD — the Canadian-made 'social storytelling' network where fledgling writers and established authors can share story excerpts and complete works with a hungry (and massive) through a slick and simple interface — recently got in touch with an intriguing request...
VIDEO-PALOOZA: For Voyeurs Only!!!
The new site's been live for two months, and most of you seem to dig it. But there's one thing I've noticed from the stats — most of you ain't scoping the VIDEO gallery. Which is a damn shame! So I wanted I'd use this post to showcase a (hopefully) fresh mix of recent and classic clips for maximum visual satisfaction...
TIL DEATH DO US PART — A Love That Transcends Space, Time, and Species
Dear Quinn...Do you remember when we met? I sure do. I'd been having a rough go of things, and was hobbled by a nasty stretch of bad choices and negative thinking. A good friend asked if I had ever had a pet. I said yes, of course — CATS! — but that I didn't feel quite ready yet for a 'commitment'.
THE CAT'S MAW
My prose fiction debut 'for brave young readers and cat lovers of all ages' was released during the 2014 holiday season to a flood of reader raves and critical acclaim. I was especially pleased when random folks described the story and style as 'Narnia meets Stephen King...with CATS!'
AUTHOR INTERVIEW w/BLOGS of a BLONDE BOOKIE!
Thought I'd share a snippet from a recent interview with a cool book blogger that just got posted. We cover LOTS of ground ( yeah, I'm not just pimping this time :P ), so be sure to click through to the full meal deal at the bottom of this post!
A (BITTERSWEET) YEAR IN REVIEW...
'I am writing this 30 minutes after finding him. After racing into town, hoping to outrun the tears and grief and rage. Just now, thunder split the skies wide open...and the rains are threatening to flood.
A SILVER MEDAL = The Perfect Stocking Stuffer =)
Got a lovely surprise in the post today -- a silver medal for my debut from the 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards!!!