Saturday, October 1, 2016

On the Horizon of a Black Moon

Black Moons are the equivalent to a Blue Moon for New Moons. 

Confused? Don't be. Blue Moons are two Full Moons in a month or four in a seasonal cycle. Black Moons are two New Moons in the same vein. 

So how can we use these natural cycles in our stories? For supernatural or paranormal subplots? Since I will be working on a werewolf novel next, the mythology surrounding the moon has become late night reading. 

I have read about the phases, names, and astrologies of the moon from Celtic to Chinese. The moon as the Earth's only satellite has captured the human imagination for thousands of years. The only avenue left is to create a new mythos for a story that is not complacent, derivative, or juvenile. 

When my characters come alive in my head, I bet they will have a lot to say, but for now it's research time. Pass the gmo free bean chips! 

Have a great and wonderful day!



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rain Showers and October Flowers

A scary, electric thunderstorm rolled through my neighborhood this evening. 

The storm appeared to build on top of our area as an orange sun set in the distance. The cloud to cloud lightning illuminated the sky in muted tones of blue and white. The trees and bushes swayed under the wind bursts and blows. The rain splattered and spit until the gush of a downpour soaked everything in its path. 

The last surge of the monsoon was the best one of the season. Finally the parched earth saw some measure of moist relief. The dirty air from previous dust storms was cleaned as the smell of humidity doused the otherwise hot and dry molecules. A faint odor of ozone hung between the hydrogen and oxygen covalent bonds. The air was indeed electric to the smell as well as touch.

Now the season is over. 

Will this rainy evening bring with it flowers in October? Or just the memory of the last vestiges of summer spilling over into an autumn night? Sunflowers have hidden away to sleep until the sun rises in half a day's hours. 

The night is calm once again. The stars beam their lights. The nestled birds are quiet upon the wind.


Have a great and wonderful day. 


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

In the Name of Blood Countdown

With the close of September looming, a new release is set for publication in October. 

My Halloween themed poetry book: The Descent is already making waves. Next to come is my fiction novel: In the Name of Blood

I know what you are thinking... not another vampire story. Well that is the advantage of my creative writing:  I do not write anything that is derivative. I write authentic, original stories and poetry. 

My characters tell me how they want to be represented... no teenie bopper story lines here. My characters are mature adults with an attitude all their own. 


So if you are on the fence about my writing, don't be. My writing has received many great reviews from fellow writers and authors during the rewriting, editorial, and constructive critique processes. 

Plus, the writing is free for the first two weeks. So have fun and read an interesting, character driven story with a good plot and development.

In the Name of Blood is due out October 16, 2016 and will be free until 11:59pm on Halloween.

The Descent is available now until October 1, 2016 for free, then will turn fee based.

What more could you ask for? 

Have a great and wonderful day!