Me

Maybe I’m Awful

Maybe I'm delusional, maybe I suck, maybe I should stop. These are the thoughts. They're the worst thoughts. They feel heavy and burdensome and intense. Some days they're very quiet though, and I like those days. Other days they're like that gas-powered leaf blower that your neighbor just bought and loves more than his wife… Continue reading Maybe I’m Awful

1linewed, Self Publishing, throne in the dark

The Sneakiest Peek and A Line

I posted lots of other stuff yesterday when it was actually #1LineWed, so here's this week's line that's actually three because I have no self control. Speaking of no self control...I got clean line art back from the artist doing my illustrated covers for the next series, and I asked her permission to share some… Continue reading The Sneakiest Peek and A Line

Rant, Self Publishing

Piracy

So, romanticized, shirtless, sexy pirates with pet parrots and secret hearts shinier than all the gold in their treasure troves on Tortuga island? Great, we love them, more of that please. But book pirates? No thanks. To be clear: I have pirated things before, all sorts of media too--just so much stealing for one little… Continue reading Piracy

Fun Stuff, Vacancy

Art References in The Willful Inheritor

I did this for The Weary Traveler and The Wayward Deed, so it's only fair the final book in the series, The Willful Inheritor, gets a turn. However, since I had a a lot of computer and software issues in finishing up this book, there's a pretty good chance this post won't cover every artsy-fartsy… Continue reading Art References in The Willful Inheritor

Vacancy

Art References in The Wayward Deed

The sequel to The Weary Traveler has a few art references, so like I did for book one, I'm going to blather on about them. Not because I don't think people will know then, but just because I really like the work and want to share. Lorelei is a failed art student. Well, "failed" is… Continue reading Art References in The Wayward Deed

Fun Stuff, Self Publishing, Uncategorized, Vacancy

Art References in The Weary Traveler

Lorelei is an artist. Well, a failed one, at least. Because of this, sometimes she sees the world through paintings and sculptures. There isn't anything obscure in The Weary Traveler, but I thought I'd post about the handful of references made in case any of them were new to my Dear Readers. No spoilers here,… Continue reading Art References in The Weary Traveler

Fun Stuff

Hype For Art

My lovely artist friend posted her first completed animation this week, and I am so hyped to share it! Follow her everywhere by going here. https://twitter.com/ToneNinas/status/1336295098934550531?s=09 I love fall, pumpkins, season change, and worms, and this just hits everything just right, ya know?

Writing

Art Makes the World Go Round

I consider myself a very lucky person in that so many of my friends are exceptional artists. I'm doubly lucky because I was able to commission a piece from one of them based on The Korinniad. Tonenina, a friend I've had since I was 13 (that's almost 20 years!), crafted this amazing piece for me… Continue reading Art Makes the World Go Round

Me

Eulogy

In Billy Joel's Master Class, he tells the story of explaining to his young daughter what death is. He told her that people never really die, they never really go away. Instead, when you die you go into other people's hearts, and they take you on their journeys. In this way, no one ever really… Continue reading Eulogy

Blogmas

Blogmas: Christmas Eve!

Look, I'm not one to brag about the things I have. Thing are inconsequential in this life. We should appreciate the natural and what has been given to us by the universe. We should love life, a cool breeze, a warm smile, a good hug. But when you get a present as AWESOME as I… Continue reading Blogmas: Christmas Eve!