Tag Friends

These are the people who make my life better. Family I’ve chosen. I couldn’t do what I do without my friends.

Virtual Virtual Room Party

What did I drink?

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…

Hiatus

Marvel the corgi sitting in a bag

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…

All Good Things

Sarah and David toasting at Vast restaurant

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…

Angst Team Profile: Sarah

Sarah and David at Booth

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…

The storm of 2019

Drinks at Demicon 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…

2017 was something

Pedersen Family Picture

I tend to be a glass-is-half-full (of vodka) kinda guy, but I’ve got to admit that 2017 kicked me in a few places that I only show to my wife. I do have a lot to be grateful for, and…

Getting back to UW Madison

Madison Capitol

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…