Random Things

Tales of Ever After – “Being Seen” Inspiration

Tales of Ever After – “Being Seen” Inspiration

The blog tour for Tales of Ever After is over, but I’m doing a little bonus, some of the inspiration behind my short story “Being Seen.” H.L. Burke is one of my favorite authors, so I jumped on the chance to write a fairy tale themed story for her Fellowship of Fantasy’s fourth anthology. My […]

Go buy a book

I returned from my first writer’s conference with a short stack of new books. I perused the book store, met with a couple of the authors, and chose books that looked interesting. I gobbled them up when I got home. Each book blew my mind. These were some of my jumps into christian science-fiction and […]

My Realm Makers Experience

Last week I spent several days with my family Indiana. Realm Makers is a different kind of family time. People with whom I share no blood but are bonded by a common faith and love of the written word. And much of the conference is about relationships for me. Each year as I attend, there […]

What I learned from Realm Makers – part 2

The Realm Makers conference is one of my most-looked-forward-to moments of the year. Last week I talked about my first trip to St Louis and how my creative process was so greatly impacted. The following year I made a late night trek to Philadelphia, PA and spent my first night in the airport. Yup, my […]

Trucks, Planes, and Canoes

Trucks, Planes, and Canoes

Photo by Gretchen E.K. Engel Zippy Longtail and I are off to Realm Makers. Our journey began last Monday after work. Zippy took a half day from his job interpreting extraterrestrial satellite transmissions from the Very Large Array (VLA) satellites near Socorro, NM and came to my house so we could leave a bit early […]

The Story of Comics

The Story of Comics

Last week here on the New Authors Fellowship, I posted about several up and coming books that I was excited about. In that post I talked about a couple video games that had amazing stories, but before video games, and before books, I was reading about some marvelous heroes and their penchant for saving the […]

Motivation

Motivation

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…” Teddy Roosevelt Let’s drop a little nugget of truth to start off today: It’s a lot easier to hit “play next episode” than it is to sit down and spit out a thousand words of imaginative prose. There are […]