On Monday, Tea and Pelicans will be available on my blog (here). I made a new cover, too, which was fun and absolutely not what I should've been doing with my time. This is the eBook version only. After talking to Anton, I've decided the print version will have ink illustrations because why the heck … Continue reading Monday, October 5, 2020
Our glass store front allowed me to appreciate the rainy weather while I ran the front desk at our dental office. We had a lull between patients where I got to sit quietly (the phone had taken a breather) as I kept an eye out for the next appointment to pull up into our parking … Continue reading Today at the Office
Story: Boys with Buckets in the Surf (graphic novel) *Scroll to the bottom for a little about the characters Characters: Ilya Short haired guy with reading glasses Age - mid 30's A writer/editor for a magazine; is swamped with work but just wants to write fiction I use my face as a model for this … Continue reading Character Concept Art/Sketches
One Friday night after final exams in graduate school, I had a plan. I planned to write for several hours before bed (which I rarely did during the week because I have a habit of losing track of time when I write), get some decent sleep, wake up to run 5 miles at first light, … Continue reading Hey, Writer, Have You Done This?
The first story that I will be self-publishing is a surreal short story called Tea and Pelicans, which is about a man who meets several reclusive neighbors. Getting slightly off the topic of books and writing for a second, I think we've all had a brutal past 6 months (and past several years) and that … Continue reading My First Story
This past spring, I was a volunteer judge for the annual short story and poetry competition for the Florida Writers Association (I think volunteers are randomly selected from members; I don't have any English/Journalism degrees and I'm not a club officer or anything; that's the only thing that makes sense). I'm grateful for the new … Continue reading Writing Contest
Rory Moss reached the high point in the wooded mountain trail, winded from covering 5km of uneven terrain in record time, however he hardly noticed the weight of the pack on his back or burn in his legs as he glared ahead at a group of five hikers, four of whom were armed and wore … Continue reading Along the Trail
The End Note: I was doodling aimlessly in my sketchpad today just for practice and the above sequence happened. It took maybe a hour (maybe) from start to finish --- from pencil doodles, to stupidly laughing at self (because it's probably not all that funny, but I found it hilarious), and then pouncing on my … Continue reading Minced Words!
A medical office manager has no clue magic and monsters exist until a buddy hands him over to the Dragon King as payment to settle a debt. Title: The Dragon King's Medic Mario Zikmund is an overeducated, underpaid healthcare worker who's in a love-hate relationship with his career. When he's betrayed by a friend and … Continue reading The Dragon King’s Medic
To help our nieces and nephews get out of the house for a bit (in a safe way), Anton and I took my sister and her kids to a Myakka River State Park. He and I each have a family annual entrance pass to the Florida State Parks (meaning our pass gets us in as … Continue reading Gone for a Hike