Exciting times- New opportunities…

It’s happening- something I could only imagine. From the very beginning, the Heir of Nostalgia Series seemed to be more movie than book, more imagery than ink on paper.  Don’t get me wrong, writing is a powerful medium, when pen hits paper, or fingers tap keys, entire worlds are brought to life, one word, one…

at sixes and sevens

I have returned to the funeral of my brother[1]– Off to my left a line is beginning to form- separate from the stoic pillars my parents have become.  Within its linage shadows can be seen, shades on the move, carrion birds jockeying for a better view of the kill. The significance of this line- more…

fünf

In the end my parents manage to hold it together, all the way to the bitter end they do; all six dreary- the worms crawl in the worms crawl out -feet of it.  They also, the entire time, hold on to me for dear life, as if by pressing my form to theirs they can…

III

“Crossroads” (1999), by István Orosz, is a limited-edition print pulled from a metal engraving. It is the craziest of things, not knowing how to precede when standing at a crossroads.  When there is a choice to be made, a decision to be reached, a path to be chosen, do we turn right, veer to the…

Two

When is something not some ‘thing’, but ‘something else’ entirely…?[1]                                                                                                      Anonymous Can a doorway truly be housed; a threshold entirely contained within four walls or nestled securely beneath a peaked roof? Can location be defined by property lines and degrees of longitude and latitude; can it even rest within the four cardinal points of…

revelare

Sketchbook drawing titled, Of a Diner… 1962, location unknown. Illuminator- one who illuminates through words, revealer of truth, wordcraeft.  To create images, craft sentences, forge. I guess you could say illuminators have ink for blood. Prick us, do we not erudite[1]? What began as a series of notes, a collection of sheaves, a treasure chest…

New Weird- Wiki defined!

New Weird- Various definitions have been given of the genre. According to Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer, in their introduction to the anthology The New Weird, the genre is “a type of urban, secondary-world fiction that subverts the romanticized ideas about place found in traditional fantasy, largely by choosing realistic, complex real-world models as the…

Proud Papa Friday

I shared this on Facebook, wanted to do the same here… It’s Friday, which means I need to put something out there- to peddle my wares and such, and my wares be writing… before I do that however, I feel compelled to speak in part, as to why I write to begin with. At the…

Kaelynn’s Tale

As many of you know, my first published work in the Valerian Series is aptly named, A Gathering of Darkness. So if you’re curious to try my writing out, I would start there. ‘Tis thought the king is dead; we will not stay. The bay-trees in our country are all wither’d And meteors fright the…

Central Park- A tour and more!

I have always been amazed of New York’s Central Park- so much so that it became a prominent stage in my first novel of Valerian- A Gathering Darkness.  It wasn’t until ten or so years later that I actually got to visit New York and see all the places I’ve written about- and yet, I…