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So, let’s say, your supernatural senses are fading and the gangster’s lair has the perfect defenses… how do you break in with a box of birdseed and a rock? What does a hero really do next?
I first started wondering things like that with all the stories my dad read to us, so every corner seemed like the place for a different spy or hobbit to lurk. Since the town was Ann Arbor, Michigan, I also got my degrees there before heading out to Los Angeles. What followed was a little work on movie scripts and more in technical writing — after working on a Mars mission proposal and a medical device, I seem to be an honorary rocket scientist and brain surgeon.
But it’s a different head that my tales try to pull a reader into, with reluctant heroes in contemporary fantasy and paranormal settings. You’ll find characters trying to balance real world ties or ducking away from them, as they try to understand the secrets and the powers coiling around their lives. And I think you’ll find that when I want to ratchet up a scene’s action, I don’t hold back and I never, never play fair.
On the mean streets of magic, try not to read too fast.
I'm working on a blog post about invisibility powers, and what it might be like to maneuver when the world can't see you. This is going to be the first of my "Power Plays" series, that's meant to be the definitive writer's and reader's guide to how abilities like this might work.
And as part of that, I'm looking for input on one thing: invisibility has a bad reputation, with everything from Plato's Ring of Gyges to locker-room jokes... or at best it appeals to tricksters and…Continue
Posted on November 29, 2013 at 1:53pm
Secrets aren't cheap for a paranormal detective - but now, you can read not only read SHADOWED for free, the book can open up more worlds for you. Three $10 Kindle certificates will be given to readers who download my paranormal thriller, read it (85,000 words), and submit an honest review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, or their blogs. Get a free Kindle, Epub, or PDF copy at…Continue
Posted on November 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment
In the world of the paranormal, everything has its price. Paul Schuman can hear every sound on the street, but he can’t remember who did it to him…
But it won’t cost you a penny to find the answer.
Now through Halloween, my paranormal thriller SHADOWED is available free on https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/130202. Take a look, if you want to
Posted on October 2, 2013 at 8:31am