What’s Up?

Things have been hopping here. My semester has started, I’ve somehow gotten roped into working on a few things for a political campaign; I’ve finished one manuscript and have started two more; there’s still volunteer work to do; and on top of that, we just bought a condo. Closing is on September 22, I believe. Do you think that’s enough?

Of course, I am looking forward to Shang-Chi, Marvel’s next release. Also, the sixth and final season of Lucifer drops on Netflix next weekend.

I’m behind on my YouTube videos, so I need to apportion out some time to those soon. Remember that I’m always looking for people who want to come on and tout their small business or discuss various topics (Lord of the Rings, the paranormal, horror, writing, hobbies…). If you’re interested, let me know!

If you have a paranormal story you’d like to share, just click on the link to the right that says “My Paranormal Story.”

I hope everyone is having a good summer. Can you believe it’s September already?

Tickets for “Nest” Now Available

My radio play (adapted from a short story) “Nest” will be featured in a virtual performances on August 13 and 14. You can buy your ticket now!

Getting Ready to Go!

It’s been over a year since we got on a plane and went somewhere on a vacation. We’re planning to leave soon and I’m looking forward to seeing some…interesting…things. Such as:

The UFO Watchtower in Hooper, Colorado

Hunting for Trilobites!

Digging for Garnets

The Clown Motel

The Most Haunted Hotel in Nevada

That Ghost Town You’ve Seen in a Bunch of Movies

Weird, Wonderful, and Historic Cemeteries

Flea Markets Galore

The Extraterrestrial Highway – Goes by Area 51

And who knows what else? We’ll keep you posted!

Heading to Asia

For a long time, I’ve wanted to be able to spend more than a few days in another country. I wanted to know what it was like to live there, even if it was just for a couple of months. Even better if I had a job, and had to navigate living and working somewhere not in the U.S. Now it looks like that bucket list item is going to happen: I should be spending spring semester 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Looking forward to living in a city on the Silk Road!

Books, Jelly, And More!

I continue to be busy. Descending Skies is now out. Click on the link to purchase it. Visiting Strangers is with my writers group and should be out within a couple of weeks. **Addendum** Visiting Strangers is now available!

Spring flowers are making some yummy jellies: honeysuckle, lilac, dandelion, violet. I’ve also tried corn cob jelly. Honey-lemon and hibiscus are the next experiments. I’m also trying some cookie recipes that use flowers and the corn I cut off the cobs.

Things on the YouTube channel have been slow as everyone else is very busy, too! But I finally have some more Infernal Intercourse episodes ready to go and should have another Satanist Says What? this week. I’m hoping to get a new Spoilers With Friends in the hopper just as soon as my co-conspirator Anne is able to find a spare minute to discuss As Above, So Below.

Now that everyone is getting vaccinated, we may be able to gather to film some more Phantom Force episodes. So look forward to that!

Eating Flowers!

So, now that I’ve been experimenting with different jellies and jams, I’ve been gravitating toward doing more flower-oriented jellies. I’ve already made lavender, rose, dandelion, and violet. I also want to do some teas. I’ve ordered a couple of books on edible flowers but this site also lists quite a few. I think hibiscus and marigold might be up next, but who knows? What would you like to see?

Some pretty marigolds!
Dandelion jelly
Freshly-picked violets

Visiting Strangers

I should finish up the first draft of this in the next few days. Then it’s time to rewrite Descending Skies and start work on Promised Land. Also Heaps of Broken Images, Feeding the Bird of Tondal, and Drifting Souls up next!


More good news! My short story “Nest,” which has been adapted as a radio play, will be one of the works featured in the 2021 season of St. Lou Fringe (Aug 13-22). More details to come!


Kick in the Pants

It’s official! My play “Kick in the Pants” will be produced by First Run Theatre for their Spectrum 2021 season. This is the first time one of my works has been produced on stage.

Perfomance dates are Sept 24-26 and Oct 1-3 and will be at Bethel Lutheran Church.

More details later!

New Series

I’m wrapping up draft #1 of the first book of my new series, Escaping Normal. This series will be non-fiction and will focus on the paranormal phenomenon people report experiencing. You can even submit your story to be featured in the books!

The cover of the first book is almost finished. Take a look at the current draft.