When I’m not traveling as much as budgets and jet lag will allow, I write fantasy and mainstream short stories and novels in the hopes of giving all the characters in my head their own adventures.
The posts on this blog are all pieces inspired by various writing prompts. Specific sources, including Writer Unboxed , Titans Tactics and Chuck Wendig, are under Inspirations. Additional posts from May to December 2012 are from prompts available at Writer’s Digest. Posts from March 2011-April 2012 are based on those from Creative Writing Prompts.com and those from March 2010-February 2011, from C.M. Mayo’s 5 Minute Daily Writing Exercises.
Places that have provided inspiration
- Round 7: Homestead
- Round 4: Early
- Round 2: Resistance
Semi-Finalist Award from the Writers of the Future Competition for my short story: Contamination.
Honorable Mention from the Writers of the Future Competition for my short story: The Gift of Silence.
Honorable Mention from the Writers of the Future Competition for my short story: Gallows.
Honorable Mention from the 80th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition for my short story: The Gallows.
Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Contest for my short story: Contamination.
Link animal, plant, and earth
A chain unbroken
Some Recent Reads
- The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, Joseph J. Ellis
- Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story, Michael Rosen
- Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, Nathaniel Philbrick
- Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
- Stardust, Joseph Kanon
- On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History, Nicolas A. Basbanes
- Venice: A New History, Thomas F. Madden
- A Social and Cultural History of Early Modern France, William Beik
- Cold Days, Jim Butcher
- The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, Philip Athans
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
- Dune, Frank Herbert
- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Lost Art of Mixing, Erica Bauermeister
- One Flew Over the Cuckcoo’s Nest, Ken Kersey
- A Dance of Dragons, George R.R. Martin
- King Leopold’s Ghost, Adam Hochschild