What I am, and what I am not

I am not a high-powered self marketing beast. Nope. I do that for my clients. I do not have the time or inclination to do it for myself. Yes, my sales suffer for this, but I’m not expecting to make gobs of money in the first place.

I am not a high-powered horror author, or in any other genre. I am a kick-ass author in any genre I feel like writing in. I write. That’s what I do. I love it, and I think it might love me back.

I am an author who likes to write in genres I read and enjoy. I will not be pigeon holed into one thing.

I am an author who LOVES to connect with people who read my books.

Manleigh Cheese is coming out in 11 days, and I’m thrilled. I’m working on the sequel, tentatively titled “Judgment of Ravens.” There will be more horror novels from me, as well as paranormal comedy, and what might be sci-fi novellas. I can promise you more books in the Manleigh Cheese series, too.

This is me, who I am now, and who I would like to continue to be. Word of mouth is the best marketing on the planet, and THAT is what I want to achieve.

I’m sorry I haven’t been updating

A lot of personal changes have been rolling out, and I need to take time to deal with them. Unfortunately, all of my creative pursuits have suffered, too. With any luck, and a few weeks adjustment, I can start writing again.

My metal work, knifemaking, and things like that will probably be drastically reduced, too, for an extended period of time. That’s largely limitations due to living situation: no shop space.

On the other hand, my fine art side has risen to the challenge. Watercolor doesn’t take a room full of grinders, dust, and tools, to make happen. I’ll admit that I’m an oil painting kind of guy, but watercolor has been one of those unmastered skills that I’ve always wanted to lock in.

I suppose what I might be trying to say, in a round about way, is that your creativity is always with you. It will find cracks in the hustle, stress, pain, and fear, to give you release…and actualize itself. No matter what is going on, you are more than the sum of events, emotional burdens, and everything that comes your way.

I hope for you, that you have your “thing” and you allow it to work through you. That might sound a little spiritual, but I think there’s value in that.

Time will heal, books will get written, art will happen, and life will keep moving. That’s how it will be for me, and how it will be for you, too.