On Father’s Day

Sunday, June 17, 2012

When I was a child, my dad would leave early for work to grade papers at the university. My school was only a block from where he taught….

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My Horror Dream

Saturday, June 16, 2012

These days I don’t wake up remembering my dreams very often, but last night I had a doozy. It creeped me out during the dream so much that…

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Barn Life

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Every now and then, when I’m pulling a tick off of a barn cat, or chasing chickens into the barn in the evening before some fox kills them…

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Dreams and Memories

Monday, June 11, 2012

Memory can be an elusive thing. I’ve noticed lately that I can’t always remember completely what my father looked like. I get snatches of certain looks he had,…

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Celebrating Bradbury

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I called my good friend (and gifted writer) John C. Hocking Saturday to catch up and pretty soon we fell to discussing what we’d been reading lately. And…

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Reading Sherlock Holmes

Friday, June 8, 2012

If I’ve never discussed the influence of Sherlock Holmes on my writing, it’s probably because until now I’ve been reluctant to admit something. Clearly Dabir is a smart…

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On Loss, and Sherlock, and Mars

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Today I finished a rough draft of the first chapter of the third Dabir and Asim book, currently titled The Maiden’s Eye. That felt pretty good. It also…

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Bones Out the Door

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I’ve processed the suggested changes and comments from the copyeditor and sent The Bones of the Old Ones back to the publisher. Now I’m taking a little time…

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The Exciting Adventure of My Knee in the Barn

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I’m now five weeks out from my knee surgery, and with my strength and dexterity building decided it was high time I fixed up a few things in…

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Writing of Fantasy Arabia

Monday, May 7, 2012

I get the sense sometimes that people wonder why a pale white guy like myself is writing about a fantastic version of 8th century Arabia, even that they…

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