Nature in Colorado

Well, it’s finally time to return to the things worth paying attention to. God’s creation is absolutely wonderful, and Colorado has plenty of it to offer. As terrible as the floods and fires have been, Colorado is not only home to hell and high water. There is still much beauty and fascination to be had atContinue reading “Nature in Colorado”

Apocalypse Springs: A Zombie Novel With A Twist

Lots of writers and artists like using Kickstarter as a platform to get people excited and spread the word about their project, and to fund it financially. And now my longtime friend and fellow writer Rob Killam has begun a new Kickstarter project, a zombie novel unlike any I’ve ever heard of. The title: Apocalypse Springs:Continue reading “Apocalypse Springs: A Zombie Novel With A Twist”

Visual Inspiration, Again

I took some more photos that you can use as writing prompts if you like. Just a quick little post today. I need to get back to my novel’s revisions quickly. Soon I’ll have more time for something more substantial. Hope you enjoy the pictures!  

The Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs

Well, I don’t think anyone in Colorado Springs thought this would happen. The wildfires from Waldo Canyon are spilling out into the city. They have already burned several homes, and landmarks like the Flying W Ranch. It’s a tragedy, but thank God there has been no loss of life. These are some of the photographsContinue reading “The Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs”

My First Interview

Well, for the first time in my life as a writer, I have officially been interviewed. Rob Killam, good friend and zombie connoisseur extraordinaire, has just had our exchange posted to the Pikes Peak Writers blog. Check it out! It is about my pitch appointment with a literary agent at the PPWC, and I’m gladContinue reading “My First Interview”

PPWC Additional photos

Continuing the earlier report on the Writers Conference, I wanted to share some photographs I forgot to include in the last post. The costume party had some wild costumes, so just to ease you into the madness I would first like you to meet two wonderful gentlemen: Thriller writer Robert Crais, and sci-fi writer KevinContinue reading “PPWC Additional photos”

Donald Maass: Boundary-Breaking Fiction

Along with all the mountains — no, continents — of praise I have already thrown onto this blog about the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, I have one more. And this is something that shatters that particular boundary, something that needs to reach writers everywhere. On Saturday, while we enjoyed lunch in the hotel’s elegant ballroom,Continue reading “Donald Maass: Boundary-Breaking Fiction”

Conference Report 2012

Last weekend took a lot out of me. Fortunately, I gained so much more for the experience. Pikes Peak Writers Conference 2012 was my first official writing conference, and seems to be the start of my official career as a writer. And I couldn’t be happier with the results. No wonder its attendees and facultyContinue reading “Conference Report 2012”

Pikes Peak Writers Conference…Almost Here

Well, the Pikes Peak Writers Conference is about to kick off. A most excellent workshop by Donald Maass has already been delivered on writing fiction that combines literary and commercial elements for a high-impact novel that readers will love. More onsite reports will be on my blog soon. And there’s a booksigning going on atContinue reading “Pikes Peak Writers Conference…Almost Here”

Pikes Peak Writers Conference: Coming Up Fast

Well, as I have stated before, the Pikes Peak Writers Conference is coming up fast. Slightly under two weeks until we are there. Right now, it costs about $450, but I’m passing along the word that it’s one of the top ten writers conferences in the country, and is the friendliest overall. Seriously, a Marriott with aContinue reading “Pikes Peak Writers Conference: Coming Up Fast”