This is a subject I should have addressed years ago, when I first got into public speaking, and I owe a very special individual for prompting me about it in a late night text chat. I am dyslexic. Everyone who knows I write professionally has expressed surprise at that revelation.  Because they see the printed page, the… Read More


I’m not happy with the WordPress theme here.  It loads too slowly, the text is too light (with no override setting!), it’s too expansive, etc etc etc.  I also need to get busy on better graphics but that’s a whole ‘nother thing. Anyway, I’m searching for a better site theme.  I’ve tried several but have… Read More


As many already know, my first professionally-published fiction story was 2015’s The Dolphin Riders (you can find the background here), inspired by a mockumentary.  However, it’s neither the first “future flooded Earth” story I wrote nor the first in what’s become a sequence of stories.  So, I thought I’d give you all a peek into… Read More


Yikes!  Man do I owe you all an explanation.  I overlooked some critical emails regarding the site hosting and, long story short, the site was dead for many months.  Honestly, it was oversight combined with procrastination–I kept getting frustrated at technical challenges and set the website aside.  Mea culpa. Anyway…… Read More


Not long ago my third published story, Karma Garden, appeared in Papercuts Magazine.  It was an exciting accomplishment for me in a number of ways.  You can read it online here, and I’ll take this opportunity to share some background.… Read More


Yeah, it’s been a while since I unpacked anything here, so I’ll spare you a rambling preamble and just whip something out. October was a crazy month, the worst US presidential election ever notwithstanding.  In between health-driven dips, I actually managed to add and edit a lot of words and some of them actually went places.… Read More


1 Oh this is good this is GOOD best thing I’ve written in weeks.  I’ll let it simmer, run through ONE MORE TIME early tomorrow and submit.  YES! 2 Submit 3 Oh crap I can’t believe I misspelled two words and spell check didn’t catch them before submitting.  Stupid spell check. So… leave as is,… Read More


I can’t believe I’m writing this article.  I’m anything but naive, but I want to believe that all submitting writers know better than to commit the career-killing errors I’m about to address. And yet, here I am having to point out the patently obvious, because there are writers out there putting editors and slush readers… Read More