2018 – The Year of the Dilettante

Happy New Year, everyone.
2018 is going to be a big year for me, I know, because of writing projects coming to fruition, other writing projects beginning, as well as some great stuff in my personal life that I may or may not share, we’ll see. I’m back behind the veil of the writer, and so I can share some new things.

Current projects:

Thirty-Eight Locke’s Point Rd: It’s summer of 1997, and college student Jack Morse is running away from a personal tragedy, looking to find somewhere he can disappear completely and never be found. He ends up in a small seaside town in New Hampshire, living with a lighthouse keeper whose previous tenant was a university professor on sabbatical, writing a book about Cults and alternative religions in America. In southern California, 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult committed suicide in order to join their Mother-ship, which was ac

tually the Hale-Bopp comet, and deep in the Louisiana Bayou, Professor Gerrard Rousseau digs into his grandmother’s past.
When Jack receives a package addressed to the professor, his curiosity gets the better of him, and what he finds inside changes his life, but not for the better. He finds himself in possession of something that people have killed for, and would kill for again.

This is the second of three stories I have planned for a CHUK companion book (CHUK is coming soon, and this companion book later in the year?). You can read some of it HERE

The Mirror of Miqdaam-el Jabbour: Alice and Emily are two young girls who find themselves moved from the city life to life in small-town New Brunswick, in a big old house with many secrets. The old merchant who lived there disappeared, leaving his wife alone to face ruin and death. In the attic, the girls find many strange things, including an ancient mirror that Emily becomes obsessed with, and it with her.

This is probably a short novel, and I’m trying to keep it PG – young adult, but without the typical young adult tweeny drama. Think Neil Gaiman, not Stephanie Meyer. You can read some of it HERE


This is the third and final book in the JESSICA trilogy. (JESSICA and SINGULARITY available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle e-book).

I’m not giving you any synopsis  for this, but what I will give you is some teasers. Each chapter is introduced by a postcard from Jessica to Helena. This particular postcard was designed by my friend and not-frequent-enough collaborator Selena Moonshadow. Here is the layout of front and back (ie. the turn of a page) for this card.

Also, I’ve included three promotional teaser posters for the book, featuring art by myself in collaboration with Hastywords (another friend and collaborator that I haven’t talked to in far too long, if you’re reading this.)

NOTE: I’m still looking for artists to design post cards. I have a promotional idea for when I launch this thing, and it includes creating an actual set of postcards for bonuses. Let me know if you’re interested.

Also, if you want copies of these promotional posters to share, let me know.

That’s all for now. Gotta get back to writing.


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