The Pac-Man Proclamation

  (posted April 1, 2015)   Nothing else compares to what the arcade classic, Pac-Man, teaches us about writing fiction. First introduced to arcades in 1980, Pac-Man remains in our culture as both a beloved pass time for video-gamers, and a too often uncelebrated teacher for aspiring fiction writers. The creators/authors seem to have intended to include every basic building...

Marvelous Meeting at Portland Comic Con

I have met a few of my favorite authors, gotten autographs and thanked them for the great stories I’ve read and enjoyed. This weekend I met a man whose creative ideas have inspired my imagination since I was a kid. I met comic book legend, Stan Lee. Then I did something that I’m still surprised by, I gave him a...

New Plains Review

The Fall 2013 issue of New Plains Review is available now. I am very pleased to have appeared in this literary journal. The latest issue features wonderful fiction and nonfiction for all you story lovers.  As if that’s not enough, the journal  has plenty of graphic art to gaze upon, and even some poetry too. Copies can be purchased at...