Category Archives: Controversy

White Men Can’t Write… or Rewrite, rather

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PLEASE NOTE: I participated again in Friday Flash Fiction Horror again this week, however, to maintain variety, I haven’t published it here.  You can find Another Oldie but Goodie either on my bookstore website under Free Samples ( or at Vamplit Publishing.

What does the future hold?

Next Friday, I’ll be posting my review of the book (NOT THE MOVIE) No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.  If you saw the movie and liked it (if not straight-out loved it), then you have to read the book.  And if you’ve only read McCarthy’s The Road and thought it so bleak you’d never read another of his books, I hope to convince you otherwise.

But without further ado…

Big ideas come in small packages

This last year, as I sat and watched “Of Mice and Men” with my freshmen Language Arts class, I couldn’t help but think (as I had on each of the previous days when we were reading the book) of the absence of two of my students.  Continue reading


To “e,” or Not To “e” (as in “e-publish”)

What does the future hold?

Next Friday’s entry will be a rebuttal to this post from my good friend Brandon R. Schrand in the form of an excerpt from his soon-to-be-published second memoir, Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem, Misbehavior & and How a Good Book Can Save Your Life; Or, an Anti-Kindle Memoir

But without further ado…

Am I making Much Ado About Nothing?

As I sit poised on the brink of what I believe to be the completion of my first novel (of course, that assumption could be my first problem), I am faced with a dilemma that has multiple sides to it, ranging from my opinions as a writer to my opinions as a reader.  That dilemma is whether or not to e-publish my book.

Aaaahhh!  Booo!  Hisssss!  Thppt! (picture Bill the Cat for that last one.  And if you don’t know who Bill the Cat is, stop reading this and go pick up a book of Bloom County) Continue reading