June 2019

May was definitely a crazy month. I’ve been working on a new story that’s a little outside my comfort zone. It’s not exactly hard sci-fi, but it’s a little harder than what I normally write. It’s set in space, and it requires quite a bit of fact-checking in order to make sure the science is… Continue Reading


May 2019

April was definitely not a good month for goals. Too much life, too little writing. I didn’t have a new short story in development, but I did work on revision of a story that was rejected with the comment: “the characters seem awfully mean-spirited.” Yikes! Not the intent, for sure. The story centers on several… Continue Reading


April 2019

Surprise, surprise! Here we are, still at the same old website. I have waved the white flag and admitted (partial) defeat. I feel like I tried out a thousand web hosts. I think it was really only eight or ten, but it felt like more. Do you know how sick I am of building test… Continue Reading


March 2019

The best-laid plans, and all that… I didn’t expect to still be posting a blog here. I parked my website here a year ago, intending to move it somewhere else…eventually. So when the year anniversary of that “temporary” parking neared, I decided I’d better get on it and find a new website home. As you… Continue Reading


February 2019

We’re having a “snow day” (cold day?) here, so what better way to spend it than updating the blog? North Dakota is famous for its cold weather, so imagine our surprise when pretty much everything shut down today (January 29th, as I write this) because of extreme cold. When North Dakota and Minnesota shut down… Continue Reading


January 2019

How about that! I’m ending the year on a good note and actually getting things done ahead of time! Don’t get your hopes up that it’s going to happen very often, because it won’t. First, I want to start by reminding you that Test Patterns: Creature Features is available for your reading pleasure. It includes my story,… Continue Reading


December Update

I am working away in earnest to finish up a few things before the end of the year. Before we embarked on the adventure of buying a new house and moving, I had set a goal of finishing at least one new short story before the year was over. At the time, I thought I… Continue Reading