I REBEL: A Celebration of Resilience

October 7, 2023

Hey there! I am absolutely thrilled to share with you the incredible journey that awaits you in the upcoming release of my novel, I REBEL, the second book in the Nanoverse Series. Circle the date: November 7th

Amazon Ads: Turning "METAL" into Gold

August 28, 2023

Hey, my fellow aspiring authors! Today, I want to take you on a journey through my experience with advertising my apocalyptic ebook, METAL, on Amazon Ads. It's been a ride filled with challenges, learning curves, failures, and a few successes. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, settle in, and let's dive into this adventure together.

Return of the Tweety Bird

July 31, 2023

Hehehe. I got the Tweety Bird back on my desktop! Wahoo! It took several steps, but if you're like me, it will be sooooo worth it. It not only returns your trusted old blue bird at the top of your menu, it also replaces the tiny bird in your tab.

Navigating Imposter Syndrome

July 25, 2023

Have you ever experienced that nagging feeling that you're a fraud, that your achievements are just a stroke of luck, and soon enough, someone will expose you for the imposter you believe yourself to be? Well, “imposter syndrome” has affected me many times in my life.

Audiobooks: Lessons & Marketing

July 13, 2023

As a self-published author, I want to share my experiences and the lessons I learned from creating three audiobooks. Each time, taught me new tricks and pain points that may be useful to some of you.

Audiobooks: A Personal Perspective

July 6, 2023

As an author, there's something magical about hearing your words come alive through narration. Working with talented narrators on Audiobook Creation Exchange has been a transformative experience that added a new dimension to my perception of storytelling.

Audiobooks: A How To

June 30, 2023

This is a self-published author’s take on creating audiobooks. Thanks to platforms like ACX, turning your book into an audiobook has never been easier. So, let's embark on this exciting journey together and explore the steps to transform your literary masterpiece into a captivating audio adventure!

Glyphs | A New Hobby

February 10, 2023

Hey there! Guess what. I now design simple icons. Because the words don’t always flow from my fingertips, I needed a new hobby to keep my creativity in check. As someone who has always appreciated graphic design, I admire how digital artists create icons that represent something in a clear and concise way. So, I decided to give it a go, and I love it.

Let's Get Focused

February 3, 2023

Writing is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling activity for me, but it can also be incredibly challenging, especially when the internet is constantly vying for my attention. Here are a few steps that help me focus and may be useful for some of you. If you're struggling to write, revise, or edit, don't worry–you're not alone!

Metal-Eating Bacteria | Crazy!

July 11, 2022

Metal-eating bacteria are a unique group of microorganisms that have the ability to rust or corrode metals for a bunch of environmentally friendly practices. I became interested in these buggers a couple of years ago and recently ended up writing a novel, METAL, based on them.

Punishing My Characters

June 27, 2022

As readers of my novels know, I have a tendency to abuse the main characters. There are several reasons for this, and not all because I am an evil, no good, very mean author.

Nanotech: Trouncing Tumors

June 20, 2022

Science fiction arrived early. Nanotechnology, microscopic sensors and machines, provide a breakthrough treatment for killing or preventing tumors. This is a major hurdle for those who want to live longer and happier lives.

Being Kind to Myself

June 14, 2022

One of the hardest lessons in life that I struggle with every day is to be kind to myself. As a parent, author, chronic illness survivor, and human, it is hard to remember this simple truth: Being myself is enough. I don't need to overachieve, which was a part of my life since childhood.

I, NANO Cover Release

May 31, 2022

There are details on the cover that are only revealed as the book progresses. From the select few brave souls that read early versions, I've heard that It fits the story quite well. Besides, it looks cool and gives a mysterious vibe.

Nemesis Names

May 23, 2022

One of the tricks to writing a good story is naming the characters, which includes the bad guys. All the greats excel at this. Steven King (Stu Redman v. Randall Flagg), Mary Shelley (Frankenstein's Monster), and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock v. Professor Moriarty). Each of the names invokes qualities in the characters' personalities. How could Voldemort not be a bad guy?

Happiness in a View

February 5, 2022

Given my health, it can be hard to appreciate all the things sometimes. When coffee doesn't taste good. When standing is a challenge. When my good hand won't work properly. Many of the little things become a struggle, not a respite. I do my best to stay positive, and the view from my back door helps me find joy every day.

Early Storytelling | D&D

December 19, 2021

Like most people, I could tell stories when I was a wee little lad. Unfortunately, most people I know either lose or fail to level up their storytelling abilities during middle and high school. I inadvertently maintained and grew my skills through D&D.

Five of the Dumbest Things I've Done

January 7, 2021

Like everyone, I've made plenty of mistakes in my life. Some were embarrassing flubs like tripping in front of my seventh grade crush. Others were funny blunders like when I cut my own hair in high school. But then there were the scary scar-filled seconds that star in my sinister night time slumbers.