Castle Danger goes “Live.”

Great news, suspense/thriller fans. My first novel, Castle Danger, is now available in print. Purchase Castle Danger at BookLocker.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or order from your favorite independent bookstore.

Rant about Quicken

Quicken, the financial software from Intuit, is the only electronic application (whether software, hardware, in-between-ware, or cabana wear), with which I have a love-hate relationship. I love Quicken because it allows me to still prepare my own income tax return. Continue reading Rant about Quicken

Attention to Details

I’m on the cusp of publishing my first novel. I’ve reached the final stages: book cover design, formatting for the various eBook readers, prepping my new website, and planning my marketing strategy. One of the key steps is approving the Continue reading Attention to Details

Letting Go

(I recently shared this post on Trail Baboon, a fine community of bloggers.) I’ve had it! Enough is enough! I can’t change one more word! While working on the final draft of my suspense novel, Castle Danger, those thoughts built Continue reading Letting Go

My Favorite Book of 2015

(for my wife, a huge Paul Newman fan) One of my jobs as a writer is to read. A lot. I’ve set a goal in the past few years of reading at least one book per week (audio books count) Continue reading My Favorite Book of 2015

… One Giant Leap for an Author

Neo-Renaissance practitioners are always looking for new experiences, new insights, new knowledge, and pushing their own limits. As an aspiring polymath, some years ago I took up the creative endeavor of writing fiction, particularly the novel. At first, it was Continue reading … One Giant Leap for an Author

Getting Old Sucks, Yet I’m Grateful

I’ll be 60 in two months and Thanksgiving has given me pause to consider what I’m thankful for, so here goes. Getting old sucks. Plain and simple. Especially for those of us fortunate enough to have enjoyed excellent health for Continue reading Getting Old Sucks, Yet I’m Grateful

Clubs, Quilts, and ‘Cue

(Nothing Neo-Renaissance about today’s post other than the concept of taking an idea and running with it until it has ballooned into something quite different from what you started with.) As an adult, I’ve never been a big fan of Continue reading Clubs, Quilts, and ‘Cue

A Call for Beta Readers

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/5/2/8/0/12081853671253380741Selanit_Man_Reading_to_Cat.svg.hi.png All the experts seem to agree that the best way to find a beta reader for a nearly finished novel manuscript is to ask for interested volunteers. So here I am, asking for your help. My work in progress, Continue reading A Call for Beta Readers

getting out of one’s comfort zone

As a Neo-Renaissance guy, I believe that we learn the most by doing activities that challenge us to take risk, expand out experiences, put stress on us either mentally or physically, and in general, take us out of our comfort Continue reading getting out of one’s comfort zone