The tree that launched 123,695 words

Last week, I took you on a virtual tour of Oneka Falls, NY, the fictional town at the center of the Demon King story. This week, let me introduce you to the tree in the center of the forest… That’s him. Herlequin’s tree… You might be seeing nicely groomed grounds, a […]

A trip to Oneka Falls

Supergirl and I like to go “exploring” by car–it’s something we can do even if my Personal Monster(tm) is acting the fool. This last weekend we took a medium length drive (SUV Therapy for those of you who’ve read Errant Gods–even though we now take the other car) and ended […]

RedheadedBooklover’s Author Spotlight

Last weekend, I had two great things to share–a pair of 5-star reviews of Demon King, one of which was from This weekend, Aimee Ann (the RedheadedBooklover herself) posted an author spotlight featuring me. Read all about it on her blog at: and be sure to leave her some comments and […]

Screaming Canadians

  Erik and I watch a lot of cool shows like Handmaid’s Tale, WestWorld, etc. But sometimes, we watch even cooler stuff. We found a show called “Under Arrest” which we renamed to “Screaming Canadians.” It is a show like “Cops,” but with the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) filmed […]

Another 5 star review of Demon King!

You are going to think I staged these two reviews to hit at nearly the same time, but I didn’t. I had no idea when the review that is today’s topic would drop. I promise! This review comes courtesy of, but more about the review in a second. Aimee […]

New 5 star review of Demon King

The other day, I made a post about John F. Leonard’s Call Drops novella. I mentioned that I had read a review of it on Leonard Tillerman’s (@mywritersnook) review site. Well, today Leonard sent me a notification that he has reviewed Demon King, and the review is live on his website! […]

Call Drops by John F. Leonard

I’ve been clowning around on Twitter with a great group of authors from all over the world. The other day I read a review of the novella Call Drops by John F. Leonard on Leonard Tillerman’s blog ( and was intrigued. I trundled over to Amazon and downloaded it (it’s free!). […]

Ready? Player One

Last week, Supergirl had a day off during the week and we got to hang out and play. We went to a movie (a rare occurrence thanks to my Personal Monster ™–we go to a theater with the  fancy electric recliners and sit in the back row–yeah, the handicapped row). Specifically, […]

Your Participial is Dangling

  I am not a writer—I write software, not books. I don’t know a gerund from a hole in the ground. So when Erik asked me to write these blog entries, I knew they wouldn’t meet the standard.  We run them though Grammarly and ProWritingAid, and we remove all traces […]