Recently I was in a discussion with another Christian author about superhero movies sparked by a discussion of Glass(2019). He brought up the point that most superhero movies don’t seem to have a concept of superheroes in their culture before superheroes show up. By contrast, the real world features fictional superheroes but no real versions. … More Kick-Ass (2010) and Real-life Superheroes
For a while now, I’ve toyed with the idea of making a Mass-market Paperback edition of Johnny Came Home. I wanted a smaller trim size. Johnny Came Home was my first book. It was originally released as a Trade Paperback (7 x 10) because I thought the larger size kind of called back to a … More Johnny Came Home Gets a New Cover and a New Edition
In 2008, I was hopelessly stuck on a novel I’d been writing for about half a decade. That novel would later emerge as Luckbane, the first book of the Impworld/Otherworld series. As many of you know, I decided to put the book on hold for a bit. My progress had been painfully slow, bogged down by … More Why I’m Giving Nanowrimo Another Shot
Believe it or not, this September 28th will be the fifth anniversary of the publication of my first book Johnny Came Home. For those of you who haven’t yet read this book, this is the action-packed tale of kids who develop super powers and a fictional town here in my home state of West Virginia. … More A Goodreads Book Giveaway and a Few Other Things
I stumbled across the original trailer for Johnny Came Home today. This was my very first try at a book trailer. I don’t think I did too badly. There are days where I miss the original book cover. I may do a third cover that more closely resembles the first.
Ok, Folks! There are only ten days left until Christmas, so it is officially time for my obligate Christmas sales pitch. It has to happen. It needs to happen. And I think you’ll thank me for it. In the hopes of enticing you to buy one my books for a deserving someone in your life … More 2016 Christmas Kindle Sale & Holiday Guide
Dreadknights is nearing completion, so I thought that now might be the perfect time to give you an excerpt. This excerpt is also found in the back of the newest print edition of Johnny Came Home: Chapter 1 – Next of Rank Christine Johannsen growled in frustration as she was forced to duck for cover … More Excerpt: First Three Chapters of Dreadknights
You might say that the Dreadknights of Outland are finally getting the respect they deserve. In case you’re not familiar with the Dreads, they’re one of the various guilds of Impworld players who were vying for the chance to play their characters live and in-person on GameComm’s terraformed alien world. If you’re familiar with the … More The Dreadknights Are Coming!
If you’re at all familiar with my work, the word “Midwich” probably already means something to you. The fictional town of Midwich, WV is a nod to John Wyndam’s The Midwich Cuckoos. It’s also the setting of my first book, Johnny Came Home, an action-packed tale of people trying to make sense of their super … More When Worlds Collide: A Word on the Midwich Multiverse
A while back, I wrote an article on writing believable characters. Characters that are true to life have problems, real problems that Christ can solve. They might cuss, drink, have extramarital sex, do drugs or be consummate jerks, but much as the Bible gives us our heroes warts and all (King David’s life alone should … More Spiritual Character Development & Avoiding the ‘Testimony Fiction’ Trap