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Happy Holidays!

Holy shit, I looked this up on Wikipedia, and there are a ton of holidays in the month of December. All around the world, people are gathering for one reason or another, celebrating occasions, exchanging gifts or just enjoying one … Continue reading

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One Week to Launch!

So, in about a week, I’m releasing A Togahan’s Chance. It’ll be out on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iTunes. I’ll post again when that’s done. We’re almost there. This baby’s almost born. Light’s at the end of the tunnel, and … Continue reading

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A Togahan’s Chance – First Look at the Cover

I finalized the cover this week, and am thrilled to give you a peak at it. For my next post, I’ll talk about how I put it all together. What are your first impressions?

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The Precise Art of Naming Characters

So I’ve been playing a lot of Fallout Shelter, and as my vault dwellers produced offspring or I welcomed newcomers to the vault, I jumped on the opportunity to name or rename the characters. This was a perfect place for … Continue reading

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8 things I learned from playing Fallout Shelter

For those of you who are not geeks, Fallout Shelter is an app game where you manage a post-nuclear-apocalyptic survivor’s vault, trying to keep all of your dwellers alive, fed, happy, and radiation-free. You do this by building rooms, generating … Continue reading

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Misbehaving Minds, Connections, and Reflux

There’s a quote, attributed to Oscar Wilde that, “A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.” For me, that takes the form of connecting several unrelated things, until I have an interesting premise, a kernel of something. … Continue reading

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Johnny Storm

I was sitting on a kitchen counter at a holiday party several years ago, having a drink, grazing on snacks, and kibitzing with friends. My buddy Ron provoked me, so I jumped off the counter to get in his face. … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Lament – and a second goal for 2015

I read slowly. I don’t mean that I’m a slow reader; that is, I’m lucky in that I don’t struggle reading. I read aloud to my daughters at a conversational pace. When I’m reading quietly to myself, however, I don’t … Continue reading

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Making Maps, Part 2

First! I’ll be at the Boskone conference in Boston this weekend. If you’re around and want to link up, please contact me. Second! Progress on the maps: After some finagling, resizing the text and font, and positioning continents just so, … Continue reading

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Convention! and…One Picture of the Process

First! I’ll be attending Arisia in Boston this weekend (1/16-1/18), and may be cosplaying one or more characters from A Togahan’s Tale. If you’re there and want to link up, contact me and we’ll figure out something convenient. Second! Here’s … Continue reading

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