Fantastic Fantasy

Fantastic Fantasy

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, These are strange times. People keep cracking jokes about how dystopian authors don’t have to use their imagination anymore because we’re living in the very world we’ve always written about.  There’s some truth to...
Accent Discontent and the Inflection Connection

Accent Discontent and the Inflection Connection

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, There are certain stereotypes associated with certain groups. The English are stereotyped by Americans as being a little aloof, a little uptight, and a little dedicated to dropping their “h’s.” I’m a writer. It’s not my place to say...
Author Interview

Author Interview

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, This isn’t really a blog. But it is (I hope) an informative, behind-the-scenes look at some of what my writing and I are all about. Esther Rabbit — writer, blogger, and educator — conducted an interview with me (see...
Writing Across the Pond

Writing Across the Pond

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, I just put Travelers to bed. First of all, that’s a figurative, not literal, reference to my latest novel, and not to a child or a to a dog…just in case you haven’t been paying attention. Travelers is Book 1 of the Transcendent Trilogy....
“Writer” is a Plural Word

“Writer” is a Plural Word

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, I think we often think of writing as a solitary exercise: some lone man or woman hammering out page after page in the quiet isolation of a study or tucked away in a book-cluttered office. There’s definitely some truth to that. Most of...
Working with the Write Dog

Working with the Write Dog

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, In case you didn’t know it, I have the best dog in the world! I’m not sure if I’m the best person, but I’m a work in progress, and my dog seems to realize that and gives me room to pursue my never-ending efforts at self-improvement. As...