As I sit here in mid-November eating clearance Halloween candy, it occurs to me how much fun-sized waste is generated on that holiday kids love.
Think about how much packaging comes in any bag of Halloween candy. Each piece … Continue reading
National Novel Writing Month is always held in November. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. For the new author, it’s a daunting task. 50,000 words looks like Everest to somebody who has never put that many words together. It is, however, a very achievable goal.
50,000 … Continue reading
Just a reminder that the book drive to support Phoenix Rescue Mission is a month late this year. We officially start tomorrow. Buy any of my novels and I donate the proceeds to this great charity that feeds the homeless in Phoenix. Below you’ll see a link to … Continue reading
In the previous parts of this series, I discussed a little about my father’s and my grandfather’s contribution to Camp Long Lake. Today, we’ll talk about my part.
It was back in 1981, and I was a young 16 years … Continue reading
Every year I hold a book drive and donate the proceeds to Phoenix Rescue Mission, a local charity that feeds the homeless in metro-Phoenix. Usually, I do this during the last full week in September, but as it turns out, … Continue reading
One thing that I like about writing SF/F is the research necessary to get the details right. As it turns out, Windows 10 has the useful capability to keep several desktops separate. That means I can keep more than one project open and not clutter the space with unrelated browser … Continue reading
Last time, I talked a little about how my family had been involved with scouting and Camp Long Lake for nearly three quarters of a century. (You can find that installment here.) I’d like to continue with that discussion today.
My family has been involved in scouting since probably the late 1940s. My grandfather was a neighborhood commissioner, the equivalent to today’s unit commissioner. My father was a scout, I was a scout, and my son was a scout. I have a lot to say about the scouting program and … Continue reading
To my fellow science fiction and fantasy writers.
Merriam-Webster online defines professionalism as follows: “the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well” The science fiction and fantasy genre is woefully lacking in such.
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This is a preemptive public statement that I completely disavow any desire to be affiliated in any way with Angry Puppies or Rabid Puppies in their current or any future incarnation. Regarding my current and future works of fiction or non-fiction, if anything of mine appears on a puppy slate … Continue reading