Jan 23

New Project – Toonopolis Pixel Art Comic

Welcome to Toonopolis, The Blog! Subscribe to email updates to make sure you don’t miss any Old School Wednesday Reviews, Saturday Morning Cartoon Reviews, or updates about my work. Thanks for visiting! So I’ve always wanted to do a webcomic. It’s true. In fact, Toonopolis: Gemini was originally supposed to be a comic or graphic …

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Jan 17

Listening to Green Day and Realizing They’re Old Like Me

So a funny thing happened the other day. I purchased tickets to the upcoming Green Day concert near me for my 11 year old son and I. He has been enjoying listening to Punk Pop bands (started with Fall Out Boy and started working into ‘older’ material) so it’s been awesome introducing him to some …

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Dec 26

My son and I shipping King Midas and Medusa

Source: http://www.greekmythology.com/images/mythology/king_midas_515.jpg

So earlier today my 11yo son and I were in the car together on a long road trip for the holidays. The following conversation in transcribed to the best of my ability: 11yo: If King Midas and Medusa had a child, would the child be able to look at you and turn you to gold …

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Dec 03

Writing In Life’s Margins

When I last wrote on my blog, I talked about how the election of Donald Trump helped me end my imposter syndrome. Since then, I’ve continued to feel way more confident about who I am as a writer and continued getting back to work on the second book in the Toonopolis Files series. Of course, …

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Nov 14

How Donald Trump Helped End My Imposter Syndrome

So I have to admit that I’ve been struggling these past few years to really get my bearings back under me as a writer. Even on my blog here I’ve had numerous false starts. Such as this one back in March of 2015 or my memorial of my best friend in July of 2015. A …

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Sep 10

#tbt My High School Yearbook Editorial About Gun Violence

During my senior year of high school (Class of 2000), three friends and I decided we were going to be the yearbook editors as one of our school activities. We didn’t realize when we signed up that we’d be doing 95% of the yearbook ourselves (as virtually none of the rest of the slackers we …

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Sep 05

A World Of Their Own – New Release – A Charity Short Story Anthology (GIVEAWAY)

Today marks the end of a long journey for myself and a slurry of fellow sci-fi and fantasy authors who became friends on the soon-to-be-defunct Authonomy website run by Harper-Collins. Back in 2010, the Alliance of Worldbuilders thread began to take off and became *the* go-to site for fantasy/sci-fi writers to share ideas, critique each …

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Aug 31

My Kindergartner Brings A Book Home And It Makes Me Angry (With Pictures!)

My five year old came home from his first week of kindergarten last week ecstatic. Amongst all the new changes and new excitements in his life, he could not wait to tell me about the big room with lots of books. “And I got to take books home with me!” Now, having a fifth grader …

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Jul 12

Write Something Today – Even If It Sucks

  My friend Nelson used to post this image onto my Facebook wall very frequently. It was meant to motivate me to get off my butt and get some words down. Not only was he a fan of my work, but he knew how happy it made me to be writing and telling my stories. …

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Mar 16

Blowing the dust off my writer hat.

My blog has been neglected. My Facebook fan page has gone fallow. My twitter feed is mostly about my stay-at-home dad and geek hats. My writer hat has been sitting in a closet collecting dust since the whirlwind of 2010-2011 when I was more productive as a writer than I have ever been in my …

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