Welcome to My Website!

Welcome to My Website!

I am a writer of fiction, as well as non-fiction, and I have been creating stories since I was fifteen—way back when in a past century. I recently unpublished a collection of short stories titled The Black Hound and Other Stories. I have another collection titled In Wrath and Fire: 25 Dark Tales slated for publication January 1, 2020. There are at least four novels in the works after that, so I expect to be busy writing for the next few years. Why do I do it? you may ask. Because I am driven to do write stories. It’s that simple. It all started back in 1985 when I read some Stephen King stories and was told that I could learn how to write like that (Really? You think so? No. Of course not. But it’s worth a try). I then discovered Poe and Lovecraft, and then classics by Stoker, Shelley, and Stevenson, and so many more. The rest is history.

I’ve read hundreds of books since then, and I’ve studied literature, and I’m not done yet. I’ve written a lot of stories and novels doomed to be incomplete for eternity, and yet I persist. I’ve garnered numerous rejections from established publications, and yet I continue to write, despite the humiliation of implied inferiority. I stopped writing when I heard that wanna be authors were creating pure shit and everyone should just stop (thanks to a blog titled 101 Reasons to Stop Writing) and I was done for a period of about five years. I didn’t write a damn thing. I discovered nihilism. It was true. We all sucked, and only the top name authors deserved to be writers, because they were good.

Then it dawned on me that it really doesn’t matter what other people think. It’s art. You either do it, or you don’t. I started writing again, and I think my chops are stronger than ever now. I would write stories even if I had to do it in the sand with a stick, if only to watch it be washed away by the incoming tide. I believe if you love to do something and it makes you happy then you should just do it. Period. I like to write, and that’s why I continue to do it. Hopefully, I will write something that will be read someday, but if not, I’ll continue to write anyway. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my humble author page, and if you’ve read this far, congratulations. You rock. Now buy one of my books and give me some feedback, even if you hate it. Thank you.


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