My First Book Giveaway!

16 11 2011

Ladies and gents!  Something exciting happened today.  I got a digital copy of Stephen King’s new title, 11/22/63.  I have not read the book myself, but I hear it’s great, with a 4.42/5 stars from Goodreads and a 4/5 from Amazon ratings.  This time travel novel sends a school teacher to stop the assassination (in the past, mind you) of JFK.  (You can read the official summary here.)

Want it?  Here’s how to get it: Read the rest of this entry »





Robbie, I’m Hooome!

19 09 2011

Ouch!  Over a month since my last post.  Robbie is not happy with me.

Yes, well…moving on, I can say there’s been a good reason for my lack of posts, and it’s a darn good reason if I do say so myself.  Very soon, you’ll be privy to a–*ahem*–project long in the works.  Sadly I can’t say more right now, but look for a big announcement early this Fall!

And I’ll try to release some more sketches soon–on NOT-lined paper!  How’s that for ya!?

Peace out, and Happy Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day!

ARGH!  Thar’s tha sp’rit, Robort!





Finding the Heart

20 07 2011

‘Lo everyone!  If you keep up with my blog you’ve probably noticed the back and forth talk of my plans and schemes for future posts and features.  I won’t try to hide it, I don’t know exactly what I’m doing here.  I have many things I want to do, but what is it I need to do with this place?

Find the heart.  In trying to build my author platform, I’ve lost focus and gone all over the place with Wyvern’s Peak.  Just as we writers have to find our focus after a bout of writer’s block, I need to step back and remember what I started this blog for.

That said, I’ll try to keep from saying what I’m going to do for now, and instead I’ll just do what posts come to mind (or heart), if any at all.  Don’t expect a lot from me, I’m hard at work on two different series of books and hoping-praying-wishing-pushing for one of those books to be released later this year…which means lots of time spent writing, and less time on here.

However, I did promise a monster two weeks ago!  And I only got one vote, but that vote (from my Irish blooded dad!) won.  So here’s this week’s pencil sketched monster:  The drunken leprechaun! Read the rest of this entry »





Faces and Doodles

15 06 2011

Sorry folks, short post today.  I’m in the middle of a close-to-final(yeah-we’ve-heard-that-before)-rewrite and am trying to use the time for mainly that.  As they say, don’t let the writing blog get in front of the writing.

So for this week, I leave you with some pages of random sketches that (as you can probably tell) are creative warm ups.

See you all next week!

 





The Removal Team, #FictionFriday

13 05 2011

Well, finally I’m releasing a short story.  This one actually was inspired by Write Anything group’s Fiction Friday challenge.  (Challenge #207 to be exact.)  I love the concept of a weekly writing contest for the community to gather around, so if you’d like to try it out yourself, go here and see what’s coming up next as well as the Fiction Friday rules.

But I digress.  Here’s my entry for this week.  Please excuse any rough patches–one of Fiction Friday’s rules is to not edit.  A rule I actually appreciated.

Hope you enjoy!

 

The Removal Team

Ignavius Dom was not a bad man, but he did not have any remarkable qualities, either.  Perhaps that’s what ruined him in the end. Read the rest of this entry »





Site Updates

5 05 2011

Happy Sink of Mayo Day!  Honestly, I don’t get this holiday–I don’t even like mayo–but if you’re going to have a strange day, it might as well be a happy one.

Today’s post is boring.  Sorry.  If it’s any consolation, it is the exciting type of boring.

I bring tidings of two new site updates.  The first is that I’ll be posting sketches more frequently, as well as a few short stories–if I can ever finish editing them.  Either way, expect at lease to see pictorial monsters and character drawings more often.

Doodle Monster doesn't like mayo either.

Secondly, I’ve added a button to the menu.  If you look towards the right side, you’ll see it:  Off My Onion.  Off My Onion is my Tumblr blog, completely devoted to and celebrating interesting things, curiosities, and madness.  Because we all need a little madness to work with.

(Also!  Off My Onion is home to my Word of the Day feature, which you’ll have seen on my Twitter feed.  Check ever day at 10 am for a new, weird word to add to your vocabulary.)

Happy sink filling, folks!  Seeya.





An Update and an Angry Russian Man

25 03 2011

Almost broke the blog today.  Twice.

(That guy isn’t me, by the way.  Just a good example of what I felt like.)

You might have noticed my top menu is a little different.  *Grin, grin*.  You can click the new links at the top of the page, but I will warn you ahead of time they are momentarily empty.  I’m working on getting them filled out for your perusing pleasure.

Stay tuned.

Vale.