Madison Capitol

Getting back to UW Madison

Home can mean a lot of things. For me, first and always, it’s where my family is. My wife and kids, my parents, sister and in-laws, and, of course, the close friends who put up with me on a daily…

I’m Fine. Everything is Fine.

So, Angst 5: Something with Something Angst, is coming along fine. Everything’s fine. For some reason, working 50 hours a week, being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and now having to exercise has slowed my progress. Weird, huh? My new PD…

Young Michael J Fox

Probable Parkinsonian Syndrome

In the 1980s, Michael J. Fox was the man. Between the television show Family Ties and, of course, Back to the Future, he was at the height of his popularity throughout my high school and college years. I benefited greatly…

Buried in Angst Cover Art

New Buried in Angst Book Cover

I’m excited to share a new book cover for Buried in Angst, the second novel in my Angst fantasy series. This fun cover created by my artist Alessandro Brunelli features Angst and Princess Victoria under a protective layer of dirt…

Robin Harley and Batgirl

So many awesome cons!

I like to maintain a well-balanced schedule, giving equal time to my family, friends, my day job, exercise, and writing. This is why most of the cons I’m planning to attend in 2017 are crammed within five weeks. (My wife…

My Novella Project

It’s hard to believe that we’re already knee deep into 2017! I’m still not completely certain where I put last year. I remember December being a flurry of book publishing, promoting, and learning. I spent January catching my breath, making…

Mike vs Alien Facehugger

Angst Team Profile: Mike

If you’ve read and enjoyed my fantasy novels, one of the people you have to give credit to is my friend and Angst team member, Mike. Six years ago, when Angst was just eight chapters of 50 very rough pages,…

Visioncon 2017 Was An Adventure

Visioncon is an adventure that just keeps getting better with age. Everything about it is what makes cons both fun and inspiring. You can tell just how hard the staff works to put this con together because everyone who attends…

Super David

Failure Is Why I Succeed

I had the opportunity the other night to share one of my all-time favorite quotes with my daughter when she was crushed after doing poorly on a test.  Michael Jordan said, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.…