As a kind of personal ‘tell’ and Easter egg in my works, every longer piece (except for Untrustworthy, as none of those characters are human), somebody is named Shapiro.
Review – Cynthia So Cynthia is a fun although ultimately sad story. You see, Cynthia is a Great Dane. And to her sorrow, her master is succumbing to Alzheimer’s. This short story was written for the second volume of The Longest Night Watch. All of the proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. I love the […]
Self-Review – Untrustworthy Untrustworthy is my first-ever published novel. Background Much like a fan fiction novel called Reversal, it begins with a dream. And that makes perfect sense, as a dream inspired it. And the dream, originally, was of seeing scenery change before my eyes (I have had this same dream before, and have written […]
Review – Revved Up Revved Up rocks. It’s the kind of story I tossed off rather quickly and then it kind of took on a life of its own. Background This story started because I had stayed at my childhood home and noticed something odd in the front yard. And the truth is, it was […]
Supporting Indie Authors Supporting Indie Authors – do you do it? I am published, and one issue that comes up, time and again, concerns how people can go about supporting indie authors. In particular, friends and family far removed from the business of writing or social media or public relations or marketing or the like still […]
Review – There is a Road There is a Road originally came about as a response to an image prompt on the old Trek United. However, I do not have the rights to use that image, and Trek United is a mere shell of its former self. Background The original image was a dreamy almost […]
Wattpad gets into the Digital Publishing Game GoodEReader reports in 2014 that Wattpad, the giant free stories platform, is entering the digital publishing business. In early May of 2014, it was reported that Wattpad had decided to e-publish two of its most famous stories. My Wattpad Love has over 19 million reads. A Proscriptive Relationship […]
Writing, Ethics, and Quinnipiac For the Spring Semester of 2015, I decided to double my course load and try to graduate a bit more rapidly. This entailed taking two classes. Little was I to know, when I signed up for these courses, that I would also get a job and my book, Untrustworthy, would be […]