Too many blogs

I haven’t posted here in quite a long time. With all the reading I do, who has time to write?

The Red Palm Website Update

Things are moving ahead on the website for the Red Palm, and its sequel, La Trinacria. I’m adding art and content – check it out:

skull from the Red Palm

The first book I’ve written, the Red Palm

I’ve started the website and blog for my book, the Red Palm. When you look online for author advice, book websites and related stuff, all the jabber tells you to make a book specific website. The Red Palm is already being used by a bar somewhere, and plus, I have its sequel, La Trinacria to think of, too.

So, I named the site after my protagonist, Braedon Knowles. The adventures of Braedon Knowles, all around swell guy. Initially, the site will be all about the Red Palm, and eventually, I’ll add La Trinacria to it.

I’m doing all the art for the site, trying to keep in the style of the 1920s: black and white, hash-marks and stippling.

The first chapter of the book is available to read, or download as a PDF, check it out.

Update on writing and The red Palm

I’ve updated my page on writing after ignoring my website for a long period of time. And I’ve added a little bit about what’s going on with my book, the Red Palm.

It’s short, check it out –


I’ve started my tumblr. This will be an addition to my Deviantart gallery. I’ll post my own art, other works and things I find interesting.

Check it out –

Krazy Kat and Ignatz

I love Krazy Kat and Ignatz. George Herriman was a genius, funny, and a damn fine illustrator. RIP


Morning walk

Each morning I go for a walk when it’s cool and less buggy. The walk is meditative and a good time to work out plot twists and timeline problems in my book. When I get home I make a nice hot cappuccino and write down all my notes. On the weekend I read over my week of notes and start writing. Or, I just get bogged down with more research.

Hawk behavior

I was watching this Coopers Hawk in my back yard when it turned around and flattened itself lengthwise on a limb. I don’t know if it was because 3 other hawks were moving around it at the time, or if it’s camouflage, hunting behavior. Either way it was cool to see, and I’m glad I captured the moment. Check out the wing hanging below the limb in the middle image.hawkx3

To see the full-size image, right-click on the photo and open link in a new tab or window.

Writing For Success

This past weekend I attended the Writing for Success seminar.  I liked it. Chris Millis was a great speaker, very informative. His visual aids were terrific and really hammered home the points he was making. The information about Indie Publishing from Debbi Wraga, Northshire Bookstore and Shirepress, held the most interest for me. I think Indie Publishing is the future, and the way to go, for me at least.

There were other great and interesting speakers, and it was fun to see a few familiar faces in the crowd of attendees. Writers, what an eclectic bunch.