I’m Mean to my Wife

As I grow older, I enjoy being a stay-off-my-lawn curmudgeon. I hate everyone like my wife hates dogs. While she doesn’t really hate dogs, and I don’t hate people, I get frustrated by thoughtlessness. People who tailgate when I’m already…

David's Bald Spot

A Hairy Situation

“Is that you on the cover?” She eyed the hero on my book, inspecting Angst’s gray hair and bald spot before looking at me with a mischievous grin. “Well, heh, no, not exactly.” I take a deep breath, preparing the…

Stay Home & Read

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has me feeling a little helpless. As a knight in shining armor, cape at the ready superhero wannabe, this bug has left me staring in shock and awe. There are no dragons to slay, maidens to…

Marvel the corgi sitting in a bag

Hiatus

I’ve been in hiding the last few months. A whirlwind of holidays and family, puppies and remodeling, extra hours at the day job (too many), and a little writer’s block put much of my writing on hiatus over the last…

Sarah and David toasting at Vast restaurant

All Good Things

After completing my first fantasy novel, Angst, in 2010, I didn’t know what to do. I wasn’t in a place personally to face rejection letters from potential publishers. I’ve always been a grass roots sort of person, so I published…

Sarah and David at Booth

Angst Team Profile: Sarah

I was in line for a hot dog at one of my daughter’s Parent’s Night marching band rehearsals when a young woman approached. “You’re Joanne’s dad, right?” she asked. “Yeah,” I said, wondering what I had done wrong. “I loved…

Drinks at Demicon 2019

The storm of 2019

I made the mistake of saying I’m cutting back on some stuff in my life to take care of myself. It’s the Murphy’s Law equivalent of washing your car. Either way there’s going to be a storm, and this one…

Angst Booth

A tough decision about cons

2019 will be my last year of attending cons as a vendor. If you follow my blog, you know how much I love attending science fiction, fantasy and comic conventions. I get to spend time with my muses, see old…