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Wow, what a week!

I’ve been busy lately and haven’t had a lot of time to write, either for my blog, this site, or for myself. Then, all of a sudden, I totally started writing this week.

The result is a new issue at Fictional Publications. Head on over to see the two rather strange stories I’ve produced in the last seven days.

Fictional Publications Issue Number Six!

Be on the lookout for alerts of upcoming readings. I’ve taken a shine to Brewtopia in Bay City, Michigan and their rather awesome open-mic night. Next one is in February, so I will update before the big event.

Moved

I haven’t updated this blog for a good million years. I know that sorely dissapoints a good million readers, so I’m sorry.

We have left our comfortable surroundings in Texas for the wilds of central Michigan. I now work at Delta College, starting classes tomorrow. The weather up here agrees with us a good deal–I’ve never before in my entire life considered turning on the heater in August, but here I am wearing a sweatshirt inside! I don’t think I’ve ever done that, either. Hell, I don’t think I’ve worn a sweatshirt in August, come to think of it.

At any rate, I’m hoping that once the dust gets settled, I’ll be able to announce a couple more writing projects. I have to unpack boxes and get classes ready to roll first!

The Traveler in print

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You can now buy The Traveler at Amazon.com for 11.95. Read more about the book on the Book tab above.

The first review for this book has come in! Read the Review page.

Homebirth Magazine

Wow!

A few months ago, an editor from New Zealand contacted me about using one of my articles from Badassdad.com for her Home Birth Association Newsmagazine. Not only did I say yes, but I asked her to please use as many articles as possible and that she was welcome to use a picture from my site, if she’d like.

Well, was I ever surprised to open a package from New Zealand yesterday to find a copy of this magazine. I was even more surprised to see that I had three articles inside and that I was on the cover! That picture of me wearing one of my daughters and letting the other ride on my shoulders was front and center.

This is the kind of encouragement that a writer waits for. You do your job, you write when you can, you send stuff out, you collect rejections and celebrate the positive ones, but once in a while, validation finds you.

If you live anywhere near the southern hemisphere, make a trip out to New Zealand to pick up a copy. If not, head over to http://www.homebirth.org.nz to check them out.

The Traveler

ISBN: 978-0-9820050-6-4
Length: Novel
Price:$4.95
Release Date:October 14, 2008

Instructed in the Wiccan path by her mother and father, Abigail is a solitary Witch and very accomplished for her young age. After her mother’s sudden death leaves her feeling isolated and alone, she finds solace in the art of witchcraft and dedicates herself to the study of the Old Ways.

Between her father’s new girlfriend and being caught in a love triangle with her childhood friend Vic and fellow witch Erica, seventeen year old Abigail finds herself growing quickly dissatisfied with her life and the world. Seeking comfort, she reclaims her mother’s extraordinary antique bed as her own, hoping the energy it holds will help ease her pain. But Abigail soon discovers that the bed contains a ghostly power that wants more than just to help her.

It’s Here

My book is published!

I’m very excited about this. I have wanted to be a writer for as far back as I can remember (well, at first I wanted to be an eagle, but that didn’t work out). I wrote a short story called “Traveler” about 10 years ago, at the end of my undergraduate studies. For years I let it swim around in my head as something that I wanted to novelize. Then, two years ago, I started writing as part of the NaNoWriMo challenge. 8 days later, I had the first draft of this novel.

Last year I read a post by the new publisher, Jupiter Gardens Press. What they were looking for sounded exactly like this novel. I cleaned it up and submitted it. I’m thrilled to be their first novel and I hope that we are both very successful.

Don’t hesitate; buy now. It’s cheap, it’s a good read, and you totally rock for buying it.

After you buy it, I would love it if you wrote an honest review of it on one of the many places where it is sold (I will supply links later). And, of course, if you like it, I would be honored if you would recomend it to your friends, your blog readers, your enemies, whatever.

One Week

One more week until my first novel comes out. I’m very excited about this, and I hope for your support in this venture. If you could buy it, read it, and write an honest review on Amazon or wherever else it sells, I’ll be in your debt–emotionally; I’m not paying you.

Really, if you just buy it and read it, that’s good enough.

I’ll even be happy if you just buy it.

So, withou further ado:

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