Monday, December 20, 2010

Next Episode!

Happy Hollidays everybody!

Episode 19 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our faithful hero goes toe to toe, or rather, brain to brain, with someone who’s just begging for a good ol’ fashioned beat down.

Here’s an excerpt:
His grin was gone now, replaced by tension and nerves. I felt a few butterflies myself as we stared at each other, waiting for the other one to make the first move. Maybe this kid had enough juice to take me down. Maybe it just wouldn’t be my night. It was time to find out.

Slowly, deliberately, I smiled and winked at him.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Creative Writing for the Cold Weather

I'm blogging over at Abandoned Towers Magazine today on more creative writing ideas for to keep your brain in gear during the cold weather. Check it out!

And stay tuned, new Dark InSpectre episode on Monday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Novel News

Wanted to give a progress report on the crime novel I'm working on. From my plot outline and where I am in my head, I figure I'm exactly halfway done. I'm actually pretty proud of myself to have gotten to this point. It's been extremely challenging writing both the novel and The Dark InSpectre at the same time, and keeping chugging along has been difficult in the midst of my normally busy job/life/other commitments/etc.

But it's going, and I'm happy with it. I've written 5 chapters, planning on 10 and about 60,000 words. Not huge by any stretch, but an appropriate length for the story. Now, having said that, it'll probably grow longer, which is what my projects normally do. But the point is that it's getting done, bit by bit. And every time I get to work on it, I really enjoy doing it. :)

Book Deal

Here's a promo for fellow Damnation Books/Eternal Press author Kelly Harmon:

Eternal Press is offering a 25% coupon on her award winning book, Blood Soup, if purchased from the publisher with a coupon code. She's sweetening the deal by giving away an electronic copy of her story, "The Dragon's Clause" to anyone who purchases Blood Soup. Information is here:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Episode 18

Episode 18 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero does a little undercover work to find a tel hotspot, only to find himself in yet another sticky situation.

Here’s an excerpt:

I frowned. I could badge my way in, but then the whole place beyond that door would clear out in about five minutes. I felt my mood start to sour but tried to stay nice. With an effort, I put a smile on my face. Maybe I had to say the magic word? “Can I please go in? I’m here to see the Scapes.”

Still no expression. “Sorry, pal.”

Now I really felt ridiculous.