Wake up

My name is Tony. Today is Friday. Is this true? How do I know this? I just wake up and it’s there, all the details of my life. I get out of bed, a male Caucasian, 51 years of age, a teacher and a writer. A husband and a father. A son. This is who I am. These are...

Are you lost?

I was introduced to abstract art in college. I took a few art classes because that’s what the college people told me to take. I had some artistic ability, so why not. (Side note: it paid off when, twenty years later, I wrote two textbooks on landscape design and...

The Gamer is On

Been a long time coming. A few years ago, I wrote a short story that would be part of the Gamer Chronicles, a compendium of short stories by a group of authors. That story was the Maze. That was the genesis for The Waking of Grey Grimm, a full length novel. Then the...

Book 7 in Claus Universe Update

The Toymaker is now on hiatus. I put 12,000 words into the Toymaker over the last couple of weeks. Yesterday, it was clear. The Toymaker needs to wait. It’s not a bad thing. It’s actually very good. This feels like an epic story and the timing isn’t...

Days of Claus

I was 10 years of pissed off. It was a friend’s dad who spilled the truth. We were in the backyard and they were insisting he wasn’t real. I was arguing hard the other way. Lying came easy to me and I’d been in trouble for it more times than...