A Russian Reference for Transient

Oddly enough, one of the most common questions I get about my novel Transient has nothing to do with the plot or characters. On a somewhat regular basis, I receive a message asking “What does [some Russian phrase] mean?” For anyone needing a non-spoiler...

Rethinking Editors and Critique Groups

I’m about to anger a lot of writers and editors, so strap in and enjoy the rage tornado. Are you ready for a horrifying admission? Here goes … I publish novels without using content editors or critique groups (dun dun duuuun). And, my novels are better off...

Why I Stopped Watching the News

My father is a Fox News junkie. He, like so many Americans, has bought into the 24-hour news cycle hook, line, and sinker. He sits in front of the television all day long listening to biased pundits who shape his worldview. When I was growing up, I never heard him say...