Back Roads Update/Two Excellent Photos


Just wanted to hop on board the ol’ WordPress machine with a quick update! While the idea of blogging regularly again is still a distant dream (even more so now that I’m back in school for the millionth time, in another all-consuming, all-devouring master’s program), I AM still writing. I have a readable, half-decent-if-I-do-say-so-myself draft of my second BACK ROADS novel. One more polish and then it’s going out to beta readers – any takers?

Thing about it is, it’s long. It’s twice the length of the first book, and takes big strides into real multi-character, long-form, epic saga territory. But for me, what that means is that every round of revision takes twice as long. EXCUSES, EXCUSES, I know.

But I’m close.

In the meantime, I finally put out a paperback version of BACK ROADS KINGDOM, which is for sale now on Amazon!



I went with the matte cover over glossy. I regret nothing. Soooo classy.

Sorry you can see a tiny bit of my hairy leg. That is less classy.

Definitely intentional that you can see tiny bit of the book to the left. CLUES!

Doing the Amazon match thing, too, which means that if you buy the paperback, you get the e-book for free.

More updates to come!

I do miss bloggery. I especially miss the inserting of the photos. So I will leave you with this exceptional photo of the cast of my 1999 production of Jekyll and Hyde.


Everyone knew just what they were doing back then.


Hey there, Internet, just me again, here with an update on how things are going with my writing. In short: eye-stabbingly, skin-flayingly painful. To quote Sally Brown, “I was jumping rope, and everything seemed to be going fine. And then, suddenly…it all seemed so futile.”

Continue reading FIXING THE HUBBLE

I know, I know

I’ve been very, very hard at work on my next book, and writing time is, unfortunately, a resource that must be leveraged like any other when you’re working for the man and raising two kiddies. More blogging in the future, I promise 🙂

In the meantime, here is an exclusive advance preview of BACK ROADS REVOLUTION:

“I don’t even know what your real name is,” Penny said, sputtering out her words in a fury before properly thinking any of them through. “It can’t really be Sly, no one’s name is freaking Sly. What is it, like, Paul? Is it Paul? It’s Paul, isn’t it?”

Is it Paul?? Find out soon!!!

Hint: It’s not Paul.


Stuff I Learned About Writing from Directing Theater or Something Like That PART FIVE: Think like a director, because writers have no idea what they’re doing.

No idea, I tell you!!!

Hey there, Internet. I know, I know. I’m the worst. Continue reading Stuff I Learned About Writing from Directing Theater or Something Like That PART FIVE: Think like a director, because writers have no idea what they’re doing.

Back Roads Kingdom Book Review

Thanks to Kelly Ann Earle for the review!!!

Believe In a Dream

Back Roads Kingdom B&N

Summary according to Barnes & Noble:Penny Lazarus has spent her entire life wishing she could escape from the real world. Through it all, she had exactly one friend – her twin sister, Dana – and now Dana’s dead, drowned in the distant Pacific under mysterious circumstances. But she left something behind, meant only for her sister’s eyes: a cryptic document that sends Penny off to the wilds of Appalachia…and then straight off I-64 and into a madcap parallel universe. Here, in the alternate America known as the Back Roads, every individual’s deepest desire emerges as a powerful supernatural ability. In Penny’s case, that means she’s a Veil, capable of turning herself invisible, intangible, ghost-like. Stranger yet, this is a place Dana somehow knew about. Now Penny must fight her way across a nightmare landscape of cyborg bikers, man-eating mosquitoes, snake-handling zealots and warring Cherokee demigods in search of the…

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