Forstner-cut hole

The peaceful anxiety that is woodworking

When I’m not busy ripping up my floors, I like to try my hand at woodworking. Like I mentioned in a prior post, we’ve been doing a lot of stuff around the house. Including my office: we took everything out, gave away the desk, threw away the years of accumulated…

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Chapter XI is finished

Once I completed Chapter X for Beneath the Vault of Stars (BVS), I remember thinking, “Holy smokes! This could be a real thing!” I thought pretty much the same thing after finishing Chapter X for Between the Lion and the Wolf (BLW), too. And now I’ve finished Chapter XI! Chapter XII started off…

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Housekeeping and maybe some other stuff, too

Housekeeping might not be the right word. All right, housekeeping is definitely the wrong word! It’s more like…remodeling? Upgrading? Ripping up a bunch of old, obnoxious floors and installing a new one? Yeah, that’s a much better description of what’s been going on recently! It seems like all my time’s been divided…

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Number 4 Mountain panorama

Back from Maine!

You’ve probably figured out I grew up in Maine (since I can’t seem to shut up about it), and I love every opportunity to visit, to see how things have changed (and haven’t) over the last…20 years now! One of this year’s highlights? Attending the Maine Author Day at the…

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Beneath the Vault of Stars needs reviews!

After almost half a year, Beneath the Vault of Stars (BVS) has three reviews. Two of those reviews are from Mom and Dad (thanks, guys!). One of the best ways for new authors to gain an audience comes through meaningful reviews. Reviews written by real people who’ve actually read what…

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Between the Lion and the Wolf, Chapter IX is finished!

It took longer to write Chapter IX than it took to write Chapter VIII, but not as long as it took to commit Chapter VII to paper. Or disk. Whatever. I’m close to wrapping up Part I of Between the Lion and the Wolf, so I’m trying to make sure I end…

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Coast of Melash

That was fast! Chapter VIII is done!

Fast is probably a relative term, but compared to the snail’s pace I took with Chapter VII, Chapter VIII almost clawed its way onto the screen! I’ve “discovered” some interesting details while I was writing Chapter VIII. I’m not sure I should say much else! It’s been fun, getting back into…

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Progress on Between the Lion and the Wolf

There’s no way around it: progress on Between the Lion and the Wolf (BLW) has been…slow. I think I wrote chapters I through VI in less time than it took to write chapter VII. (I could check, but I don’t want to depress myself!) That said, I’ve finally—finally!—finished chapter VII! Part of…

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Old writings from the ancient past!

God bless moms. Especially mine, who had the foresight to save so many of the writings I created when I was younger. For decades, she kept unnumbered stories, drawings, school reports, and who knows what else in an old trunk. During one of our trips to Maine, my wife and…

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Beneath the Vault of Stars, Chapter I, Section 1, as audio

While trying to gain exposure for Beneath the Vault of Stars (BVS), people say they’d love an audiobook version. Cool. Without trying to sound prideful, people also say I have a good speaking voice. I have no idea what goes into producing a bona fide audiobook, but since I have access to…

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