Interview with Jess Carpenter

Fellow indie author Jess Carpenter was kind of enough to sit down with me (virtually) and do a written interview. I enjoyed it. Go check it out!

The Mask of Freedom

Moreso now than any other time in recent memory, we are being asked to weigh the risks and benefits of every action we take. Of course, life is always like this, but the pandemic has certainly brought this daily challenge to the forefront of our minds. And like any modern challenge, many have retreated to…

Maeva Dedication

I dedicate each of my books to an individual. Sometimes I know from the start who will be named, and other times I don’t know until the day before publishing. I had dedicated Olivia but had not set one for Maeva. As I sit here in relative comfort during these trying times, it only makes…

Olivia and Maeva Cover Reveals

It’s been a hectic couple of days, but the launch of Olivia and Maeva is still set for April 5th. Lots of preparations are taking place behind the scenes, but I wanted to share a sneak peak of both covers. I’m grateful to have the help of Amber Stricklin, an amazing graphic artist, to help…

Final Two Novels of Sign of Alchemy Series Launching April 5th

After over a year of blood, sweat, and proverbial tears, the final two novels of the Sign of Alchemy series will be launching on April 5th, 2020. For all you binge readers out there, you’ll be able to dive into two full-length novels spanning a total of almost 700 pages. The first novel, Olivia, will…

Shifting Perception

Would you still be as conservative, liberal, “woke”, “red-pilled”, or some crazy combination of those if you had been born ten, twenty, fifty, or perhaps one-hundred years ago? What if you had been born in another state? Another country? This is an interesting and worthwhile thought experiment because it demonstrates the malleability of our cultural…

Reflections on a Hallows’ Eve, or Losing a Friend

It is immeasurably convenient for us that the year is separated in light and darkness. Unless you are at the equator, the night dominates October through March, and the day reigns from April through September. The spring and summer are ideal for starting new projects, growing existing ideas, and preparing for the harvest of our…

Olivia Cover Preview

I apologize for my prolonged absence from my blog. It’s been for good reason, I assure you. I’ve been hard at work writing the last two books in the Sign of Alchemy Series – Olivia and Frasie. Olivia is done, just needs a blurb for the back cover. I’m currently writing Frasie and expect to…

The Dark Half of the Year

The cycles of nature are more than a metaphor for our lives – they are at the heart of life itself. Life basks in the glory of the light half of the year, but the journey doesn’t start there. A new life has its roots in the depths of winter, on the coldest of nights,…

Bad Things Happen to Good People

It’s a comforting thought that good people experience good things and bad people experience bad things. But, as anyone can observe, this is not always the case. It can provide comfort to imagine a cosmic order of judgement. But nature doesn’t judge. It isn’t interested in our definition of good and evil. So why do…