Doom and Gloom in Gaming

Recently, a well-respected colleague of mine in the tabletop gaming industry (Owen KC Stephens) linked to an op-ed piece of sorts written by Ben Riggs, all about how the gaming biz was on the verge of collapse. Mr. Stephens described it as a “well-reasoned, well-considered analysis” and that he “disagreed with almost all of it.” […]

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More Catching Up To Do

Holy smokes – it’s been a while! I attempted to start blogging again regularly in January, but clearly failed. So here I am, trying again to keep you all informed about what I’m up to. First, I’ve been involved with a group of writers online – the Wily Writers – for a while now. In […]

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Resolutions

I typically don’t go in for New Year’s resolutions. It can be overly restrictive, particularly when things change – as they are wont to do in this day and age – and sometimes it can set a person up to fail by making sweeping declarations of all the things they intend to accomplish in the […]

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Another New Anthology!

So I got involved with a writer’s group — Wily Writers — a while back because the person who was promoting it — Angel Leigh McCoy — was a colleague of mine; we’d both had stories in Changing Breeds: Wild West Tales and I was familiar with some of her work from the gaming industry […]

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It’s Been a While!

Howdy! It’s been more than a year since my last blog post. I hope to get back to blogging on a more regular basis now – perhaps not quite weekly, but two to three times a month if all goes well. It would seem we have some catching up to do! Since last time, I’ve […]

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Disappearing Act

Some of you may wonder what happened – my last blog post was in late February; why did I suddenly stop posting? The truth of it is, I started my blog entirely for self-promotion to give my writing career a boost. Since there haven’t been too many things to promote, blogging became a real chore, […]

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Splendid Isolation

Like most everyone I know, the pandemic isolation is starting to get to me. I’ve avoided contact with people as much as possible. I could do more, but I still go out grocery shopping every ten days or so. I could order delivery, but a) it seems super complicated – how to avoid substitutions, and […]

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Horrific Women

Besides being Black History Month, February is also Women in Horror Month. (Who decides these things?) I thought I’d take a moment to highlight some of my favorite women horror authors, because what’s better than having a new book to read, or finding a new favorite author? Lee Murray has been a major force in […]

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Black is the New Black

To help kick off Black History Month, I’m highlighting several books I’ve enjoyed that were written by black authors, as well as some that I have on my to-read list. I’ve been heavily involved with a monthly virtual book club dedicated to steampunk and steampunk-adjacent books – Temporal Textual Talks, aka Virtual Steampunk Book Club […]

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