Tag Gratitude

Tuesday Was Better

Marvel Corgi Hair

Monday, June 7th, my birthday, was garbage. Not the celebration before, not because of anyone or any specific thing, it was just a crap day. It happens. Tuesday was better. My book is cursed My birthday was full of oddities.…

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…

Some Good News… Eventually

Drop Me A Note

It Started As One Of Those Weeks The great Midwest deepfreeze of 2021 thawed overnight. It was suddenly a balmy 65 and warm enough to pull my car out of the garage. After a frustrating day of tech consultant troubleshooting…

Leader of the Band

I remember. I remember meeting my first Marching Band director in 2nd grade. I was at a restaurant with my parents and Mr. Shaffer was at dinner with his wife, my 2nd grade teacher. He was a kind man, and…

Moments

As a writer, there are moments that stand out since I published my first fantasy book, Angst. That first five-star review from someone other than my mom. A handwritten letter thanking me for my books. A reader coming to a…

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…