My Favorite Time of Year

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Fun Stuff | 8 comments

October Treats and a Giveaway Fall has arrived here in southern Ohio, and though the leaves haven’t begun to change, I can feel the difference in the air.  I love this time of year.  The weather is awesome and at the end of the month, we celebrate my favorite holiday: Halloween.  (I bet you didn’t […]

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A Sweet Ride

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Random Ramblings | 1 comment

The great thing about writing fiction is that I get to do things, go places, and own things that I will probably never do, go, or own. One of the things I have the most fun with is picking out cars for my characters to drive. Sometimes, the character’s personality or circumstances dictates the car, […]

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Better With Age: Maturing as a Writer

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Writing | 0 comments

Aging is a gradual process. It’s not something you really notice until something changes. As a kid, you’ll pull on a pair of pants you wore last week, and they’re suddenly too short. As an adult, you realize it’s becoming harder and harder to make out the text on a page unless you find that […]

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Write What You Know: My Take

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Writing | 2 comments

Write what you know. If you’ve been writing for any amount of time, you’ve probably stumbled upon this phrase. But what does it really mean? That can vary from author to author, but here’s my take on it… When I first heard write what you know, I was intimidated. What the heck did I know? My life […]

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The Sound of Inspiration

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in Writing | 5 comments

Today I thought I’d chat about something that, for me at least, is very important to the writing process, but one that readers never see—or hear, in this case. That something is…   Nothing gets me in that special place where the characters come alive better than listening to my favorite tunes. If I’m stuck […]

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Character Interview: Rowan

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in FF Fans, Fun Stuff | 6 comments

Back in June, I decided to interview some of the characters from my Final Formula series. Fans voted, both here and on my Facebook page, and selected Ian, closely followed by Rowan. With the voting so close, I decided to interview both characters. I did one interview last month and today I’ll do the other. […]

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The Final Formula Collection

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in My Books | 8 comments

Now Available! The Final Formula Collection is an ebook bundle containing the first three titles in the series: The Final Formula, The Element of Death, and The Blood Alchemist.  As an added bonus, this bundle also includes two brand new short stories. The Lich’s Lab takes place between the last chapter of The Final Formula […]

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Character Interview: Ian Mallory

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in FF Fans, Fun Stuff | 12 comments

As I mentioned in a previous post, I will be interviewing a character from my Final Formula series here on my website. I found it difficult to select a character (I love them all), so I asked fans to make the selection for me. After a  tense round of voting (here and on my Facebook […]

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Upcoming Character Interview

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Fun Stuff | 2 comments

As you can see from the photo, FF4 is underway.  I’ve got my notebooks labeled (my daughter designs the cute artwork for my notebook cover) and the first couple of chapters written.  But since I’m not the speediest of writers, I was searching for something fun to do in the meantime.  I hit upon the idea […]

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The Heir of Death

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in My Books | 0 comments

Cover, Blurb, and Excerpt   Update: The wait is over!  FF 3.5, now The Heir of Death, has been uploaded everywhere.  (I’ve added the retailer links below.)  If it’s not available at your favorite retailer, check back later.  Some sites are slower than others to update. Here’s the cover (that’s Doug, by the way) and […]

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