Category Archives: Writing

The Jurassic Chronicles is here!

The Jurassic Chronicles is alive and well and definitely not extinct! Part of Samuel Peralta’s best-selling Future Chronicles anthologies, this exciting collection contains a variety of writers, including some USA Today and NY Times bestselling authors. I’ve been excited about The Jurassic Chronicles for a while because, and let’s face it, who doesn’t love dinosaurs? […]

TRANSMUTATIONS Leads to a Strange Change!

My version of the apocalypse, started by the book series Apocalypse Weird, takes place in the tri-state region of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, specifically featuring the cities of Pittsburgh, PA, Wheeling, WV, and Martins Ferry, OH (where I grew up). I had lots of fun writing this, as I tried to capture some of the […]

Practice Makes Perfect

When I was very young, I had a clown clock that hung on my bedroom wall. The eyes moved back and forth. Yes, it was every bit as scary as you can imagine, and no, my parents actually did love me. But there it was, keeping watch over me. So indeed, I’ve been infected with clown phobia.

Spinning Counterclockwise

Do you enjoy time travel stories? And if so, what are some of your favorites? I’m betting that many of you thought about Doctor Who when you read the words “time travel.” Or maybe you thought of the various time travel episodes in Star Trek, along and the slingshot method used in one of the […]

Why Martins Ferry?

I’ve always had a fascination with my hometown of Martins Ferry, Ohio. Situated in the Allegheny Plateau and running along the Ohio River across from Wheeling, West Virginia, the geography provided everything I needed to live out a Tom Sawyer kind of boyhood. Remember the cave where Tom and Becky got lost? My friends and […]

Something the Wind Blew In

As we near the month of May, I’m reminded that in less than two weeks, it will mark two years, on May 6, 2013, that I published my first story on Amazon. It’s a short story called, “Something the Wind Blew In,” with a post-apocalyptic setting. I originally wrote this story one evening after I […]