"The Familiar" to be published in Nightscript Vol. III

My story, “The Familiar”, was accepted into Nightscript¬†Vol. III. Nightscript is among my favorite anthology series being published today, and I am very happy that I can be a part of it. The full Table of Contents for volume III…

Borderlands Press Writers Boot Camp 2017

Just a quick update:   On Friday I’ll be attending the 2017 Borderlands Press Writers Boot Camp, hosted and taught by Tom Monteleone as well as other amazing writers, including this year’s special guest instructor, Peter Straub. The Boot Camp…

It's almost 2017 and I can hardly believe it

2016 is almost over, and without question it is the fastest a year has passed for me in my life. Something tells me fatherhood is the reason for the speed. The little man is growing up so fast I can…

Summary of August Birding, and into September

  (female American Redstart. Photo credit: John Schwarz) There are at least two female American Redstarts, and one male, that I have been seeing regularly at Lake Roland the past two weeks. These birds are very small, and I love…

Sunrise Birding

(Baltimore Oriole, 8/27/16, Lake Roland Boardwalk) If it wasn’t obvious, I do most of my birding at Lake Roland. This is mostly a matter of convenience, as it is right down the road from our house, and working out farther…