Take A Picture

December 30th, 2022 I can’t get over this photo. It might be my favorite one of her. So, we made it? We survived another year? Survival is subjective, and not everyone makes it out alive, including the live ones. Parts of us we used to find essential rust or fade away; we discover new partsContinue reading “Take A Picture”

New Interview With Landon Shepherd!

December 28th, 2022 Gosh, I love this so much. I reached out to my friend Jennifer to see if her son Landon, an extraordinary young artist who I featured in Brushfire: Wave 1, had any questions to ask about the series or creating art in general. Boy, did he ever. I was hoping he’d haveContinue reading “New Interview With Landon Shepherd!”

Creator of Cooties

December 28th, 2022 “Sometimes I think the goal in writing a book is to ‘create energy’ – God save us from a raft of tepid reviews or (very possible in today’s publishing climate) no reviews at all.  If people are talking about a book passionately, that’s a good thing – we might even use thatContinue reading “Creator of Cooties”

One Last Thing

December 24th, 2022 Tomorrow is a last thing and this time of year brings up a lot of last things. The last time she made the thing you love. The last time she laughed at one of your jokes, and you laughed at her laugh. The last time you sat next to her at theContinue reading “One Last Thing”

The History of Sleeping Kitty Productions, Part I

December 23rd, 2022 “Why the sleeping cat?” There are questions I have been asked more than most others, and this is one of them. For as long as I’ve been releasing my work into the wild, I’ve been flying the banner of Sleeping Kitty Productions over, under and through it. It’s the name of myContinue reading “The History of Sleeping Kitty Productions, Part I”

R-E-S-SOBRIETY

December 11th, 2022 Okay, this is both an appreciation post for the best co-workers ever (look at this effing cake!) and a passive-aggressive reminder of what you, a normal person, can do for the sober people in your life. When people decide to get sober, it is often daunting and overwhelming. Every solid decision splintersContinue reading “R-E-S-SOBRIETY”

V

December 9th, 2022 You were this close to living in a Dennis-less world. That’s one of the parts of my past we don’t talk much about. I’m not saying it would have been a better place or worse place, but it definitely would have been a different one. Today marks five years since I tookContinue reading “V”

Here’s to 2022

December 8th, 2022 Who doesn’t want to curl up with this cuddly pup, a hot mug of coffee, and a good book? First things first: even though its official release date is tomorrow, December 9th, my new book A Dream of Tin & Eternity is available NOW on Amazon in paperback, hardcover, and digital; pleaseContinue reading “Here’s to 2022”

One Week Til Dream! Holiday Sale!

December 2nd, 2022 Um, hi. I don’t know if you know, but we are exactly ONE WEEK away from your 10th favorite author (that’s me) releasing his 10th book (that’s a little novella I call A Dream of Tin & Eternity) celebrating 10 years of my publishing. If this is the first you’re hearing ofContinue reading “One Week Til Dream! Holiday Sale!”

The Intentional Spirit of Human Compassion

November 28th, 2022 I always get sappy and emotional this time of year (“How is that different than usual?” you ask; “Shut up,” I reply) as an important anniversary in early December comes up. In business, you can make decisions based on common sense and objective financial goals, or you can make them based onContinue reading “The Intentional Spirit of Human Compassion”