Just Another New Year’s Cliche

In less than one month, I will officially be the author of a published novel. <Obligatory promo: MISTRESS OF FORTUNE out on February 3! Pre-order your copy now> One of the first rules of writing I learned was “avoid cliches.”… Continue Reading

Orlin Neville Horn

UPDATE: This is a post I wrote back in September 2007. I’ve updated it to reflect the current year, 2012. Orlin Neville Horn. How’s that for a name? Today is my grandpa’s 90th birthday.¬† I’ll be heading up to Oregon… Continue Reading

I Build Stories

Picture of a puppy studying. I know. Awesome.

I was thinking about something as I completed my two-mile run to nowhere on the treadmill this morning: I build stories. I’m very proud of the stories I build. But one thing is absolutely certain: though they are¬†ultimately my own,… Continue Reading

Thinking Positivity

Lenny Kravitz’s Mama Said album is one of my favorites of all time. I played the hell out of that sucker when it came out and for years afterward. It’s been awhile since I broke it out so maybe today… Continue Reading