Valuable Treasures

When I was young, my father and both my grandfathers loved to watch westerns, particularly on the weekends. I was subjected to the genre more than I care to remember. Now I think back to those days fondly, but I still have no real love for the genre. Which is why I swore I'd never … Continue reading Valuable Treasures

A Medici Protectorate Standalone Prequel Short Story: “Valuable Treasures”

I'm a little late but very happy to announce the publication of a Medici Protectorate standalone prequel short story, available in the Fall 2016 edition of the western magazine, Saddlebag Dispatches. Fans of the Medici Protectorate series understand that, while much of the lore is based in Italian history, the novels take place in the present. But … Continue reading A Medici Protectorate Standalone Prequel Short Story: “Valuable Treasures”

Not Your Granddaddy’s Westerns

Last week, AIW Press released a short story anthology called Unshod. Its tagline? "Not your granddaddy's westerns." That's probably pretty apt. I remember visiting my grandparents on Sunday evenings. If football or baseball wasn't on, a western was, and as much as I loved my grandfather, I hated his choice of television entertainment. Spaghetti Westerns … Continue reading Not Your Granddaddy’s Westerns

7 Ways to Add Spice to Your Writing Life

Valentine’s Day is this week. I’m not going to bore you or aggravate you with a debate over whether it’s a religious holiday (honoring St. Valentine the martyr who died on February 14, 270 AD) or if it’s just another silly Hallmark holiday that’s the bane of every man’s existence who’s in a committed relationship. … Continue reading 7 Ways to Add Spice to Your Writing Life