Happy New Year!

I’ll be up front about something: The transition from one year to the next is always hard for me, as it is for so many others. I have this tradition of going back to a list of goals I wrote last New Year’s Day in my journal, checking off the things I actually accomplished from

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October is Here

I’m writing this newsletter during the last week of September with an eye toward that great, looming god of autumn: October. We’re almost there, and in fact, by time you read this, it will be October! How wonderful is that? Take a minute. Step outside with a cup of coffee. Breathe in the sweet smell of leaves

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Hints of Autumn

This is the last weekend of my summer. On Monday, I go back to work for the fall semester, teaching first year English to incoming freshman. Just like that, autumn has arrived for me. That’s the weird thing about teaching. Even as an adult, I still get to experience all those familiar “back to school”

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Blog Tour and Giveaway

I’m excited to announce the official blog tour for Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions is currently underway! We have tons of fun stuff planned including articles, interviews, reviews, and of course a HUGE giveaway that will supply 15 winners with a free hardcover copy of the book, and five more winners with tons

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Katydids and Crickets and Cicadas, Oh My.

August’s Chorus Welcomes You Once the chirpy bugs begin their annual chorus, I know summer’s time is limited. To me, it’s a song of the approaching school year, harvest, and autumn. To them, well, they’re just trying to get laid. Since I’m a teacher, even as an adult I feel those same strange melancholy shivers

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Free Preorder Bonuses and More!

Hey, gang! This post is going to be a doozy, with free preorder bonuses, pictures of the Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions hardcover, my top three movies for the Fourth of July, and more! Hardcover Preview Let’s start with some of the most exciting news I have, which is that preview copies of the hardcover arrived at my

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Become a Patreon Member Today!

After an intense internal debate, I have finally launched a Patreon Page! With my new novel coming out on October 18th, a new writing gig at the 80sXchange, and extra time for writing after losing my summer classes this year (yeah, that happened), now felt like the perfect time to launch. You know those commercials

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Reviews are Rolling In

In between dodging spoilers for Stranger Things, watching summer movies, and cooling down from the heat with ice baths, I’ve started writing a new novella (or novel?). I recently hit the minor milestone of 10,000+ words on the new project, tentatively titled The Terror High Times, and I’m feeling good about the trajectory. In addition,

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Pumpkin Talks Podcast Appearance

Listen Free Today I recently met with Joy and Rachel of the Pumpkin Talks Podcast to discuss all things Halloween and horror. We had a blast, and the 45 minutes flew by so quickly, I would have thought we were only talking for a fraction of the time. Next time you’re cleaning the house or

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Preorders Are Live

Secure your copy of Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions I’m going to jump right in with this month’s big news: Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions has a firm release date of October 18th, 2022, and is available for preorder now! The current preorder is for the hardcover, but we will also

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