About this blog

First of all, as you can tell I have changed this Blog site. I have now organized it as such:

This website will be a compilation of various bits and pieces I find interesting on the internet and beyond. As for my writing, I will be moving all my stories, both short and long, to a new website, same name but a much different service altogether. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to follow my writings and such.

Posted Stories & Such

Just click on the link above, or to the right, and you will be redirected to this new site.


Really good stuff...

Recently I have stumbled across a fantastic series of books by an author named Daniel Keys Moran. His series, Tales Of The Continuing Time, was written sometime during the late 80's and 90's and is no longer in print (that I know of), but should be in my opinion. His highly charged tales involve cyberpunks, demi-gods, future technology and telepaths, just to name a few. I highly recommend this series, it is true story telling on a mythic scale.

Personally, I'm hoping he continues to write in this universe, I can't wait to see what happens to his characters next.

Since I believe that all good work must come to light I am including a link to a site that still carries these books in PDF form, free to download and enjoy at your leisure.


The Tale of Continuing Time Series:

Emerald Eyes
The Long Run
The Last Dancer

He also has a blog site where he keeps his fans pretty much up to date on his other works as well, I would advise you check it out as well:


Those were the days...

Remember the good old days when, for some of us, entire weekends were spent playing Dungeons and Dragons till the sun came up? I do, sadly I was one of those role-playing geeks myself. The thing that intrigued me most about role playing games was the ability to live out a fantastic adventure, meet new and interesting characters, and generally plunder and pillage when all else failed.

Seriously, there where some awesome adventures to be played, and many more fantastic friendships to be had. I would not trade those days for anything... well, maybe a 69' Ford Mustang...

I was tooling around the net sometime back and ran across the world of Ataniel, pretty much a grand D&D adventure that someone took the time to post on the net. It reads like a book and brings back lots of memories of many of my own adventures... in other words, if you're wanting to relive a grand adventure and all the craziness that goes along with it, then gird your loins, strap on your dwarfs, because this here is one gibben adventure my friends... and as BVG and all the Knights of the Round Table can tell you, never turn your back on your enemies, check your swords at the door and somebody kill that pesky little thief...


Worth pointing out...

As posted on John Scalzi's website, Whatever

Cat Valente is a fabulous award-winning writer who with her upcoming young adult novel is planning to show you how writing can be a performance art:

Starting Monday, I will start posting chapters of a full-length novel version of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. I will be writing it in real time, posting every Monday. It will be free to read–but please know that the sheer calories to make my brain create it require funding, and I would very much appreciate your support. Pay whatever you like for it, whatever you think it’s worth. It’s kind of like an old-fashioned rent party. There’s a button at the bottom of the post to start things out.

Why is she doing it and why should you think about supporting her? The details await you here. I’ll vouch for her writing skill: Cat’s a keeper (you may recall her Big Idea piece on her most recently-published novel, Palimpsest). This should be interesting — and worth your checking it out.

And I agree, you should check it out... follow the link provided to be taken to the first chapter of what I am sure will be a fantastic read...

From the author herself...

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making began as a book-within-a-book in my adult novel, Palimpsest, a part of the protagonist's childhood, a strange novel for children written in the 1920s, about a young girl spirited away to Fairyland by the Green Wind, and her adventures there, battling the wicked Marquess, befriending outlandish creatures, and growing up.

Desert Mirages...

As promised, for those of you out there that enjoyed "Eye for an Eye", here is the second story, set in the same universe as the first. Our story has grown since the last time, and yet, is woven more intricate by this telling. The piece is titled, "Desert Mirages."

Sorrily Missed...

A bit of sad news today, David Eddings, prolific author and storyteller, has passed away. Click on the following link to read article. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jun/04/david-eddings-dies

Like many readers of fantasy, I have always been mesmerized by the immenseness, richness and complexity of Mr. Eddings worlds, especially the Belgariad and Mallorean series, which follow the adventures of an orphaned farm boy named Garion, as he fulfills an ancient prophecy. The beauty of his world and words, the richness of his voice, the way his characters seem to walk right off the page and into our lives... I fear the world has lost a light today... his work may live on, but the man and mind behind it are no more.

May God bless his family in this, their hour of need.

FYI... Update!

For those of you out there that enjoyed "Eye for an Eye", keep a close eye out for "Desert Mirages", a new story set in the same universe. In the meantime I am including a link to an informative article in regards to the craft of writing, I hope you find it as informative, as well as entertaining, as I.

Any SK news is good news...

I just had to add this... I am a huge Stephen King fan, just ask anybody that knows me and they will confirm this, so when I was alerted that he was going to release a new novel later this year, the much anticipated Under the Dome, I was... well... overjoyed to say the least. For those of you out there who just can't wait till then... the following list, as posted on Mr. Kings site will have to do. (Personally, I like number 19 the best.)

From King’s official site

Messages From Stephen
12:32pm June 1st, 2009:

Summer is short and entertainment is vital. Therefore, make sure you take advantage of this June's suggestions. Would I steer you wrong? Hell, no! So here they are:
  1. Fangoria's anniversary issue, on sale now.
  2. Bruce Springsteen's Seeger Sessions.
  3. James McMurtry's Just Us Kids. Real alt-country rock and roll.
  4. Apple pies from Checkers. They come rolled in cinnamon. Yum!
  5. Waffles and eggs at Waffle House. Hash browns loaded with cheese optional.
  6. Monster Truck Jam (as long as you root for The Gravedigger to lose.)
  7. Ride the Boulder Dash wooden roller coaster in Bristol, CT.
  8. Listen to the entire Metallica catalogue. Then get your ears checked. You know you've been meaning to do it.
  9. Go to the beach on a motorcycle with your honey.
  10. Read Nobody Move, by Denis Johnson.
  11. Read Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child.
  12. Read Look Again, by Lisa Scottoline.
  13. Read The Way Home, by George Pelecanos.
  14. See Drag Me to Hell, directed by the incomparable Sam Raimi.
  15. Play AC/DC in your car with the windows rolled down and the volume all the way up.
  16. Root for the Red Sox to bury the Yankees.
  17. Pray for Big Papi (David Ortiz).
  18. Wear your sunglasses at night.
  19. Watch for an excerpt from Under the Dome in Entertainment Weekly.

Road Tripping...

As promised, I have re-posted the original 3 Chapters of my short called Road Trip at the following address, happy trails little buckaroo's...


PS: If you are interested there are more chapters available for your reading pleasure, just drop me a line in the comments section...