My muses inspire me!

Virtual Virtual Room Party

2021-07-13T08:53:35-05:00June 3rd, 2021|Cons, David, Muses, Team|

Demicon is an amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy convention hosted in Des Moines, IA every spring. We’ve had a vendor table at the con since 2014. This year we wanted to do something different and put in a request to host a room party. When Demicon announced they had to go virtual, they offered [...]

Angst Team Profile: Sarah

2021-04-07T12:22:24-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Books, Cons, gotAngst, Muses, Team|

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 Angst!” she said with a broad smile. “Oh, thank you,” I said, surprised. “How [...]

So many awesome cons!

2021-04-07T12:23:43-05:00May 22nd, 2017|Books, Cons, gotAngst, Muses|

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 thinks it’s because I don’t want to exercise! That’s crazy talk.) There are so [...]

Visioncon 2017 Was An Adventure

2021-02-08T22:02:02-06:00March 2nd, 2017|Cons, gotAngst, Muses|

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 is beside-themselves happy. The con has grown a lot over the five years we’ve been [...]

Reminding Myself Why I Write

2021-07-13T14:52:50-05:00November 2nd, 2016|gotAngst, Muses, Writing|

A writer friend of mine recently expressed some of her frustrations on Facebook, and how, sometimes, writing can feel thankless. Her post wasn’t hateful or negative, she was merely disheartened. I get it. You pour days and soul into your work, and when it’s all done, the rewards don’t always feel like they compensate the [...]

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