On Writing, Writing Life

A Year in the Life – A Writer Reflects

"You always say YES and figure it out later." ~ Me, circa always Saying yes in the writing world is the story of my life. Panicking after delivering that yes is ALSO the story of my writing life. But a writer would be a fool to say NO or I CAN'T or I DON'T KNOW… Continue reading A Year in the Life – A Writer Reflects

Camino de Santiago, Writing Life, YA Lit

When You Finish a Novel that Consumed You

There's nothing like typing THE END at the bottom of your MSWord document. It is a distinct kind of joy and sorrow to do so. On the one hand, there is a great sense of accomplishment. On the other, you are sadly saying goodbye to great friends. It is the hug that wounds, the kiss… Continue reading When You Finish a Novel that Consumed You

Book Cover, Cover Reveal, Gay YA, Pride Must Be A Place, YA Lit

Pride Must Be A Place

My upcoming release PRIDE MUST BE A PLACE now has a cover! And you can add the novel to your GOODREADS shelf. It releases FEBRUARY 6th, 2018. Follow the link below to head over to Goodreads...   Check out this book on Goodreads: Pride Must be a place https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36315117-pride-must-be-a-place

YA Lit

#FridayReads MY NOVELS…

  I thought I would feature my books for Friday Reads, in case you're searching for something to read this Father's Day Weekend. Here's what they are about: THE REASONS: With a mostly absent father, one sister deceased and the other on the verge of invisibility, and a certifiably insane mother, Tobias Reason is forced… Continue reading #FridayReads MY NOVELS…

Nothing But Red, Short Story

Isobel Swallows a Warrior – A Short Story (Previously Published in Nothing But Red)

I thought I would share a short story today. This was originally published in the anthology NOTHING BUT RED. The anthology came about after the brutal 'mercy' killing of Du’a Khalil Aswad. Joss Whedon wrote an essay on the incident on May 20th, 2007. Later, Nothing But Red was created. It contained the essay from… Continue reading Isobel Swallows a Warrior – A Short Story (Previously Published in Nothing But Red)

I Will Tell the Night, Muskoka Novel Marathon, Writing Life

I Will Tell the Night – But I Won’t Remember It.

I have been madly editing my latest novel, I WILL TELL THE NIGHT. Having just completed it a week or so ago, it is material that should be fresh in my mind. But it isn't. Not at all. It's actually quite frightening to be reading along and have no idea what's coming up WHEN YOU… Continue reading I Will Tell the Night – But I Won’t Remember It.