Yearly Archives: 2012

Using My Words – Change of Plans

One of the best parts about being a writer is that people expect you to be a little weird, quirky and drunk by noon. I had long since planned my next to be novel to the follow-up to Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors. I’ve got an outline and everything. But, whenever I got into it, it just didn’t seem right. For the ... Read More »

The Bulletproof Adventures of Damian Stockwell: Horror in Honduras

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I always enjoyed the pulp adventures from the 30’s—Doc Savage, The Shadow, Tarzan. They all had a simplicity that was just fun to read. Larger than life characters with a moral code. Fantastic gadgets with little basis in actual science. And, over the top adventure in every story. So little thinking and so much fun. Over the past year, I ... Read More »

Holy Crap, Free Book(s)

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Merry Christmas, everyone. To celebrate the holiday, I’m giving away Dumb White Husband vs. Santa for free for the next 5 days on Amazon. You can get it here.    Erik has planned the prefect Christmas for his young twins, but Christmas isn’t cooperating. With neighbors delivering fruit cakes and oddly shaped presents to wrap, his frustration mounts until “Santa” ... Read More »

I’m So Giveable

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Despite the weather (80 in Dallas the last couple of days) it’s the holiday season and that can only mean one thing. Panic. Stone cold panic has set in about what to get the people you love most. Kids are easy—mine sat on Santa’s lap and asked him for World of Warcraft, a guitar and a motorcycle. To his credit, ... Read More »

USING MY WORDS – NEW COVER DAY

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  It’s new cover day! I love new cover day though it’s a mixed bag of emotions. I’m always excited because they look awesome and then I’m terrified because I never think the story measures up to the cover. (Hint: It does) Nevertheless, it’s new cover day! Here it is:   This is the cover for the serial novel I’ve ... Read More »

HOLY CRAP. FREE BOOK.

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For the past year I’ve been writing a serial novel for my newsletter entitled The Bulletproof Adventures of Damian Stockwell: Horror In Honduras. It’s my comedic take on the adventure pulps on the 30’s. It’s full of action, adventure and justice. The final installment will be released on the 30th. There’s still time to sign up for the newsletter if ... Read More »

FREE Short Story – Happy Thanksgiving

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Enjoy some demons and tomahawks with your cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving. Download it FREE on Amazon right now. Read More »

20 Questions with Blaize Nolynne

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1. So, what’s your book all about? ‘Firefighter Down, District One’ is about the main character, Catisha Spadoni, witnessing her father die.  Her childhood houses catches on fire and her father, a fire captain saves her.  It isn’t until after that day did she find it was arson, and nobody is about to solve the case.  After time goes on ... Read More »

20 Questions with Elliot Fliés

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1. So, what’s your book all about? It is the story of two men in a committed relationship who adopt two boys from Southeast Asia. The story is told through the eyes of a clever and funny yellow lab retriever named Kai. 2. What inspired you to write this tale? Living through the joys and frustrations of an international adoption, ... Read More »

Using My Words – Find A Designer

Find a designer and make friends with them now. Don’t even finish this just do it and then come back and finish reading. I’ve always known the power of good design. I’ve never been able to pull it off myself but I’ve always known how important it is. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet quite a few talented art directors, ... Read More »