Buried Treasure: Five Reasons You Should Read Your Old Writing

You know the scene in adventure movies where the protagonist, digging feverishly where the “X” on the map has led, hits metal in the mud? That was me last weekend, only I wasn’t excavating earth, just the closet in my home office. And the telltale clunk wasn’t a spade striking a strongbox, but an heavy … More Buried Treasure: Five Reasons You Should Read Your Old Writing

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Print Design: Three Book Formatting Flaws and How Indie Authors Can Avoid Them

My Sunday long runs often take me past the local Little Free Library (LFL), and I can never resist a peek inside the charming hutch. Two new additions the other weekend immediately caught my eye. Once was a phased-out library hardcover of Douglas Adams’ sci-fi classic The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which I immediately snatched … More The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Print Design: Three Book Formatting Flaws and How Indie Authors Can Avoid Them

Guest Posts and Interviews – Spring 2019

I’ve been busy as an endangered bee this spring, but thankfully, the good people of the writing community gave me several opportunities to pause my solitary toil and connect with other humans. Here’s a quick round-up of the guest posts and interviews I’ve done over the past few months. Thanks to the hosts for featuring me! … More Guest Posts and Interviews – Spring 2019

Thoreau In The Snow: A Writer’s Interlude at Walden Pond

Ice gleamed along the barrier islands thousands of feet below, and I grimaced at my leather dress boots, jammed under the airplane seat. Dispatched on a business trip to the western suburbs of Boston, I’d taken the precaution of wearing my New York Yankees underwear as protection against enemy baseball juju, but with just a … More Thoreau In The Snow: A Writer’s Interlude at Walden Pond

Rejection to Redemption: A Short Story About Persistence in Writing Short Stories

The email notification pinged softly on my phone as we crossed the North Carolina border. “Your story ‘Shakti’ is one of the finalists….” “That’s great,” said my Laddie when I read the message aloud. I shrugged and turned back to the cornfields beyond the window, surrendering to the creative malaise that consumed me all that … More Rejection to Redemption: A Short Story About Persistence in Writing Short Stories