Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

I received my proof copy for the print edition of American Revenant: Settlers and Sorrow.  It looks wonderful.  I will be announcing the release of the book very soon, so keep an eye on this page and tell all your zombie fans and friends to be ready for it.

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In an effort to keep things fresh and interesting I’m going to start posting some of my old poetry.  I haven’t actually written a poem in years, so most of it will be from my juvenile years, but I’m not going to change them at all.  I will post them in their youthfully exuberance, and possibly terribly written, entirety.  As part of this I hope to engage others in conversation regarding writing as well as expression in any form.  So talk to me, leave comments, I want to hear from you.

For this first poem I actually want to post something my 10 year old daughter wrote for a class project on weather. (She is also writing a book with a friend, I’ll talk about that another time.) It may be just because I’m a Dad, but I was so impressed with it.

Lightning crashes

Swirling columns of air

Destroying in every direction you think

Hitting smashing killing hurting destroying damaging fire lightning

Damage Done

I love this little poem, and the awesome kid that wrote it.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

I’m not sure how I feel about doing this GoFundMe campaign, but to give my new book and the American Revenant series as a whole the best chance at success I feel I need to do it.  I write to tell a story, and I love doing it, but as a husband and father every thing I do leads back to my family.  I want to provide a quality life for them, and I also want to produce quality work that people can enjoy.  We, like many families these days, live paycheck to paycheck, and that is a situation I despise.  If, through this campaign, I can boost the chance of success for the series then I most certainly will do it, even if I dislike the thought of asking others for money to do it.  I believe my writing has merit, otherwise I would not even try to publish and sell it to the general public.  The market for independently published authors is a fast growing and rapidly changing one, and I feel that the only way to be truly successful in it is to stand out, to make one’s own work rise above the rest, in quality and appearance.

It is this thought that has moved me to start the GoFundMe campaign, in hopes that others may see the value in what I do, and why I do it, and possibly be generous enough to help me make happen that which I would be unable to on my own. Please share your thoughts with me on this, leave me a message or comment.  If you would like to check out my campaign, please do so here, My Campaign.
Thank you.