Launching My Dog

Dobby the dog Book Launch

  This past Sunday, I launched a book about my dog. The book (entitled He Found Me) tells the story of the special little pup I rescued while living in Panama. Unlike other book launches I’ve done, I didn’t take […]

Writers: Dare to feel life deeply

  Memorable writing is provocative writing. It challenges our thinking; it creates emotional swells. Memorable writing puts us in a place and allows us to see, smell, touch, taste the surroundings. We’re there. We’re feeling the feels. We’re inside the […]

An Open Letter to George R. R. Martin

Dear Mr. Martin, With the next season of Game of Thrones (GOT) around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about dragons and wildfire and tiny not-quite-adults who kick a lot of ass. And I’ve been thinking about you. You’re […]

Book Review: Térata by Michael O’Leary

Térata book cover, by Michael O’Leary When I read a monster book, I look for just the right amount of gore, mystery, and (in many cases) empathy with the beast. Térata, by Michael O’Leary, delivers all of that…except there are […]

Ideas Are Like Ankles

Today, I left my house to go for a very ordinary midday run. Out the door, to the right, down the street. Perfect weather to be outside. It lasted .38 miles. That’s when my foot hit the edge of the […]