New Short Story Out: Planet Ugh

Just published a new short story, bringing the count to seven shorts published in the past year. Planet Ugh was inspired by Youtube comments. The aliens have arrived, and Earth makes first contact. Do they think we’re ready to meet the rest of the universe? Our representative makes his case, but the conversation isn’t going well…

Everybody Starts Somewhere and Other Notes

Hello sports fans … Some quick notes while I take a break from being a writer to get over this bug I came down with. Re-watching Season One of Stranger Things in preparation for the next season that releases in a couple of days. I know I’ve talked about it before, but really … I’m…

Yes, You Need Beta Readers

“Ouch,” I said. “This hurts. It’s also exactly what I needed to know.” In between updates and binging ‘Mindhunters,’ I’m talking with my Beta Readers. They are hard at work making suggestions and providing feedback on Mesh. Just hearing from them is an experienc unto itself and I wanted to talk about it. Here’s why: You…

New Wallpaper – The Factory Job

Made a new wallpaper last night – this one is called ‘The Factory Job.’ It was inspired by the Las Vegas scenes in Blade Runner and I made a couple of versions for different desktop types. Hope you enjoy them.     Full – Size 16:9

Quick Note About Yours Truly …

I scored a screener of Blade Runner 2049 thanks to some industry contacts and yes, it’s a beautiful film. More on that later. Current events last week put me in a bit of a personal tailspin, and after watching Blade Runner, I thought it important to tell you a little bit more about myself. If…

Mesh Update #6 – Hack Inspirations

I love it when a random piece of information on the Internet gets your juices flowing, don’t you? One of the inspirations for Mesh is the time-honored practice of ‘hacks’ at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). First things first: a hack isn’t what you think it is. In fact, a hack has nothing to…

Mesh Update #5 – Get It Out of Your Head

As I’m building Mesh, I remembered that I promised to use the ‘Pixar Rules of Storytelling.‘ I went back and started filling these out as though I was doing an essay exam and the results have been surprising. I’ll post exercises from time to time to help you understand where I’m coming from as the novel…