The Whistling People of Kildare

The Whistling People of Kildare

The people of Kildare aren’t like other people. They have secrets. And they aren’t telling. Take a listen to “The Whistling People of Kildare,” a spoken word piece. A haunting look at a mysterious people hidden in the winds of County Kildare....
Spoon River Anthology Review

Spoon River Anthology Review

Spoon River Anthology There is no Spoon River, IL. Check your map. Several towns argue that they stake their claim in being what Masters asserted to be this mythical town. Petersburg and Lewistown, two towns of otherwise minor repute seem closest… but it is so...
Story Influences

Story Influences

We are, to a degree, what we read and who we know. I started on a new story yesterday that examines the human condition in regard to pride, greed, narcissism, and revenge. As I thought about it, I realized there are six strong influences on this particular story....
Authors as Entrepreneurs

Authors as Entrepreneurs

Here’s an ad. Do you see it? Scroll up. Three books. Each not remotely like the other. Death, Misery, & Other Curiosities: 12 Dark Short Stories Filled With Angst and Tragedy The Raging Giant Blue Goldfish: 22 Short Stories The Joro Spider Journal: The Blue Book...
Free Storytelling Event

Free Storytelling Event

I’ll be reading/performing two stories at the Suwanee Arts Fest (Georgia) this weekend. Free. I’d love if you stopped by and introduce yourself. Suwanee Town Center at the Author’s Booth. I’ll have books to sell (I’m happy to sign). Both...
New Critique Groups Starting

New Critique Groups Starting

I’ve got a new thing beginning that the writers among you might be interested in. It’s a writing critique group. Essentially, it’s a small group of writers offering guided critiques of each other’s writing. You will learn from each other, and...
The Raging Giant Blue Goldfish

The Raging Giant Blue Goldfish

I have a new book available in print. The Raging Giant Blue Goldfish: 22 Short Stories. As book titles go, that’s certainly a mouthful. It’s a collection of short stories. Almost two dozen. These are the kinds of stories you might tell on the porch. All of...
Now and Then

Now and Then

The last Beatles song is being released November 2. Today. This is meaningful to me because, like much of the English speaking world and beyond, I am a Beatles fan. I’m not quite hardcore, but I know most of their catalog and have a solid knowledge of their...
Vanity Chat-GPT

Vanity Chat-GPT

Have you done a Chat-GPT vanity chat? What’s your take? Is it really you they are talking about? Or, maybe they’ve not noticed you enough? Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher,vanity of vanities! All is vanity.What does man gain by all the toilat which he toils...
Morning Reading

Morning Reading

I often start the morning reading. In this case, an old familiar favorite. Any writer worth his salt is an active reader. This should be an obvious truth, but whenever I talk to someone who tells me they want to write well, I ask them what they are reading. If they...