Serendipity in Chillicothe

    Last Saturday, my wife Laura and I spent the day in the beautiful city of Chillicothe, Ohio. We went down there as day tourists, and so that I could delve a little into the history of Ross County, and breath the air of the region. I thought that the time spent down there…

A Writer’s Nook

I always wanted to be the kind of writer that had a big oak desk to write upon. Perhaps keep it in a dimly lit room that smelled of leather, and had the gentle sound of a ticking clock--a metronome, tick-tock-ticking with each syllable I type out on an ancient typewriter. Sadly, that is not…

Speculative Basement:

Apologies for not having an edition of Speculative Basement last week, but I was a bit busy. I was in that hazy faze in which nothing but that one thing you are focusing on can get through to you. And for me that one thing was getting married! Laura and I tied the knot in a small,…

The Speculative Basement:

Through the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll. I always got the two confused when I was younger, with the Lewis's and the "C" names ... but they actually had more in common than just slightly similar names. First off, they both wrote fantasy stories that were geared towards children ... and they were both…

Sally Ember–*CHANGES*, Conversations between Authors

I was really nervous taking part in *CHANGES* with Sally Ember this morning. I had never done anything close to a live show, whether it be a television, internet, or radio program. There's always that fear that you'll say or do something unforgiveable and that it would be caught in the moment and preserved for…

Raised with Stories

I am sitting in my living room. Across from me is the bookshelf where Laura and I keep our treasures. If the two of us were ever guilty of anything it would be that we are packrats of books. She has been trying to convince me that we need to downsize, but I find it…

Temelephas is Plodding On!

  After years of writing and editing ... banging my head against a wall and editing some more, Plod On, Sleepless Giant exists. It is no longer a dream, or a figment of my imagination, lurking in the back of my mind. It's a real book that I can hold in my hands, which I…