Oops! No Requirement To Share

Hi, all! It was brought to my attention that the blog was “locked” to reading unless you the reader agreed to “like” or share the post. Nope! This was never supposed to happen!

I found a plugin with a pay-with-a-like “feature” activated. I suspect it got turned on during a recent update, but it was never my intention to restrict posts or demand shares. While I love it when you guys comment on or share my posts, I certainly wouldn’t require it of anyone!

The plugin responsible has been sacked. Thank you!

Of Music and Scrooge McDuck

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Collected...

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Collected Edition cover. Art by Don Rosa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m listening to a comic book soundtrack, and I’m nowhere close to ashamed.

Tuomas Holopainen — you might know him as the founder of symphonic metal wizards Nightwish — has released an album “inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck.” And it’s pretty darn good. Continue reading

CON JOB — Cover Reveal!

I am ridiculously excited to get to share this with you.

I asked Kristie Good of Crash Bang Labs to do the Con Job cover art, in great part because she is also a longtime geek and would understand the flavor such a cover needed. Kristie does comics as well as artwork, so check them out on her site.

She obliged with very fun, manga-inspired front and back cover art. The front features our protagonist Jacob and his friend Sam, and the back shows their friends Jessica and Zach in their costumes. I have the front here for you today.

Are you ready? Can I get a drum roll, please? Continue reading

A Serial Experiment

I’m trying something new! You can see a work in progress serialized at Wattpad.

I’m working on Smoke and Peers, which follows Smoke and Fears. It’s started, but not finished, so you’re getting the real serial experience! Eventually it will be revised and collected for standard publication.

Interested? You can comment on the story as you read, comparing theories with other readers or telling me what you like or dislike. You can give each update a vote (just click on the star!), which helps me attract more readers so I’d really appreciate that. And you can read, comment, and vote from either your computer or your favorite mobile device.

Good idea? Bad? Tell me what you think of the serialization experiment or the story itself!