In Honor of the 25th Anniversary of From The Choirgirl Hotel

Four days ago marked the 25th Anniversary of Tori Amos’s brilliant 1998 album, From The Choirgirl Hotel. This was my first Tori Album—the album that made me a fan of hers, starting off with “Raspberry Swirl.” I worked in Kmart’s electronics department in college, and I always had MTV2 on (because that channel actually played […]

Maestro Ghoullisimo

(UnHeavenly Hosts Development Journal 5) You can see past dev journals for my upcoming book/comic book (tbd) UnHeavenly Hosts here. It’s been a bit since the last UnHeavenly hosts dev journal. I’ve been busy preparing the second edition of In the Dark of the Grove, and finishing up the first draft of my next novel. […]

Do You Have A Dreamplace?

What is a Dreamplace? A dreamplace is what I call a place that I return to again and again in my dreams. Last night, I dreamt once again of what I’ve come to think of as “The Chateau.” This isn’t the first dreamplace I’ve had. When I was younger, it was a toy store full […]

My Favorite Things (2022): TV Shows

Okay, what may possibly—maybe—be my last of these. I feel like there’s only so far you can get into 2023 before “Best of” lists for 2022 become a little passé. I was thinking about doing toys, too? But… eh… we’ll see. If the tens of you who read these things really want that, let me […]

My Favorite Things (2022): Movies

Well, this took a while to get to! To be honest, I spent most of January catching up on a few key movies from 2022 that I at least wanted to see before making this list. Overall, 2022 was a fantastic year at the movies. I know that the domination of superhero movies bums some […]

In Celebration: Doctor Who Action Figures

I’ve been collecting Doctor Who action figures from Character Options since their first releases. I didn’t get the very first items they produced. Posed, limited articulation figures of the 9th Doctor and Rose were included with Daleks as accessories, basically, at the launch of the series. But once the full series of figures with more […]

Fan Art: Deep Space Nine & Doctor Who

I had stopped creating fan art with very much regularity a while back. Why? Well, it’s time consuming. It’s fun, mind you, but time-consuming and for the most part I feel like I should put that time into creating my own stuff. Writing alone takes so much of my free time, so adding art in […]

My Favorite Things (2022): Music

Continuing on from my last “Favorite Things” post about Books, this time I’m going to tackle music! I love music. It’s pretty much a constant presence. When I’m working, when I’m playing a game, as I fall asleep. Music is there. It’s one of those things that helps deal with my emotions, or helps me […]

Lady Scarab

(UnHeavenly Hosts Development Journal 4) You can see past dev journals for my upcoming book/comic book (tbd) UnHeavenly Hosts here. For this installment, we’re looking at Layla Anwar aka Lady Scarab. She’s the trusted bodyguard of Magiko the Mummy Magician… and a whole lot more! About Lady Scarab Here’s the description from the pitch document: […]

My Favorite Things (2022): Books

I haven’t been great at logging the things I liked the most in a given year. So, I’m hoping to change that. First up, are my top 10 favorite books (in no particular order) that I read in 2022. Caveats: these are my favorites, not some “best of.” They may not all be printed in […]

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