Before I get into this, let’s have some news. I’ll be at Gain Xp next weekend here in Colorado! I’ll have a table where my wife and I will peddling both When the Man Comes Around, and my latest book “Some A**hole in Pajamas Talks about Writing”, and we’re working out a way for folks… Continue reading Goodbye for now, Calopa
This is the story about how my father attempted to teach me to ride a bike. It doesn’t get much more basic and Hallmark Channel-movie-worthy than that kind of parent and child interaction, yeah? Yeah, no. See, as I get older, and the distance between those weird concepts of “then” and “now” start getting measured… Continue reading Training Wheels
I didn’t want to write this today. Hell, I can’t think of a day where the thought of writing this piece gives me any joy. But here we are. Again. And here I am, tapping away at my keyboard in the hopes that just one of my fellow geeks will read this, take it in,… Continue reading To a certain brand of anime fan out there…
Writing, as I’ve said, is the hardest easy thing I’ve ever done. And if you can wrap your gray matter around that conundrum, then you’re already well on your way to becoming addicted to the craft. That recently proved true as I was approaching the second book in my new urban fantasy series, Nine Shot… Continue reading Me and Major Kong, A-Bomb Cowboys.
I want to break off a piece of inspiration for you today, if I may. Moreover, I want to use one of my favorite games to do so. Such is the power of the geek to apply what is considered “mere entertainment” to life. The game is Overwatch. It’s a silly, brightly-colored first-person team shooter.… Continue reading Be that Hero
Remember that terrible moment of pre-release I mentioned in my last article? Yeah. We’re past that now. My new novel is officially out in the wild! Months of work, planning, fretting, and scrambling have culminated in the Release Day(tm) extravaganza. Hell, I even had one guy who tore through the digital version in one sitting.… Continue reading My New Novel is out! What now?
I’m about to release another novel. I’m terrified. And that’s okay. Let me back up a bit before I continue. This article’s as much for my benefit as anyone else. Sure, I’m hoping some reader out there will take some comfort from this meandering string of phrases, but chiefly it’s more about getting my mental… Continue reading Release Fears