Crossroad Blues, Excerpt 1: A Letter Arrives

This post contains the first excerpt from my upcoming novel, Crossroad Blues. This snippet occurs later in the book, when Sam and Destiny are at the office. Thursdays were quiet days around the office, unless it was a full moon that day. Since today wasn’t a full moon, I enjoyed a peaceful morning sitting at […]

Writing Music: Crossroad Blues Inspiration

Usually, I listen to dark, somber instrumental music when I write. It’s always been my thing, since if music has lyrics, I find myself dancing and singing instead of working. However, for Crossroad Blues, I actually made a playlist on Spotify. For this book, I actually felt the need for a soundtrack of sorts, mainly because […]

What’s a Title: Crossroad Blues

I’ve been thinking about what to post for a while, and it hit me: I’ve never really discussed how I came up with my book titles. I may start going back and doing so with previous titles, but let’s start with my upcoming release, Crossroad Blues (Release Date: 25 October, Preorder is live!) Crossroad Blues […]

News and Updates 26 August 2022

It’s been a few months since I last updated. Yeah, I know it’s been a while. Work picked up with the new job, and then with the way this country and the world has been spiraling into a dumpster, my mental health has not been in the best place. Things are starting to get better […]

Let’s Talk Character

Characters. We know them. We love them. We love to hate them. Sometimes, we just flat out hate them. Some are dynamic, and some are flat. Characters are the central actors in any work of fiction. And I would dare to say that even in plot-driven novels, good characters make the difference between a good […]

Update: It’s Been a While

I haven’t been updating as frequently as I had hoped I would. The last week has been one of illness, first for my wife and now for me, and death. I’ve had two members of my family pass away. As a result, I haven’t done near what I wanted to promote my new sweet Sapphic […]

Trope Talk: Found Family

Happy Pride Month! One of my biggest writing goals is realistic representation of the LGBTQIA+ experience. As such, I want to start Pride Month with a brief discussion of a trope that’s near and dear to all of us: the found family. Sure, anyone who knows speculative fiction and manga/anime is likely familiar with this […]

Romance Update: Drafted!

I know it’s been a week since I promised an update, but things have been moving fast for me. My new job started on Monday, and it’s leaving me with so much more physical and emotional energy at the end of the day. I haven’t had much to do, as no clients have been assigned […]

Romance Update: Trope Announcement

After a slow two weeks, progress on The Romance Novel Project has resumed. Progress is steady; although, it’s not as fast as I would like it to be. That said, this post serves to announce the primary romance trope that will underscore and direct the action. I’ve struggled with this defining trope’s identification, because the […]

It Hungers: When Writing Trauma Gets Personal

I’ve been thinking about whether or not to share this post, because it is a personal post. It Hungers hit shelves on Tuesday, and I’m really proud of this book. I’ve talked at length about how this book takes the series in the direction I originally wanted it to go and how I needed to […]