While I'm a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, I don't limit my reading list to those specific genres. I feel that, as a writer, I need to expose myself to a wide variety of ideas and input. Plus, my interests are all over the place, so if you took a peek at the stack… Continue reading A Challenging Read
I was recently asked to write a guest post for the website, Originality by Design, and was told to write about something that was important to me. So obviously, I chose to write about creativity. Please give it a read and let me know what you think. I'll respond to comments on both sites.
Maybe it's just me, but there are certain songs that, when I hear the start to play, make me stop whatever I'm doing so I can listen. It's like they have power over me, pulling me away from the present moment and whisking me away to another place for a few minutes. There aren't many… Continue reading Mesmerizing Music
I was recently interviewed by Literary Express about my life as a writer and it was just posted on their website. I think it turned out well, so check it out! https://literaryexpress.in/2020/10/16/i-am-inspired-by-all-authors/ RB
I've been a fan of horror movies since I was a kid. Growing up in South Florida, every Saturday morning one of the local television channels showed Creature Features starting at 10:30. And every weekend I'd tune in to watch the old black and white Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Mummy movies. They'd also show the… Continue reading Old-School Scares
We all dream of making money off our art, but how realistic is that dream? In this episode, I talk about how the monetization of art has changed over the centuries and what modern artists can - and should - expect from the market. The podcast is available at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, Amazon, and PodBean. If… Continue reading New Podcast Episode – The Monetization of Art
I'm a seasonal cook. I like to try and use seasonal ingredients and shop local, so my menu has to change with the seasons. This means spicier and hardier dishes, lots of winter squash and legumes, and more oven and slow cooker recipes. In fact, just this past weekend I made my first batch of… Continue reading Fall Food
I think we can all agree that the world can be a little nuts at times. Or maybe very nuts most of the time. Depends on your perspective. As a fiction writer, I find it interesting to watch as people get outraged about things and cause a commotion, hoping that they can 'take down' whatever… Continue reading Outrage is Everywhere
There are times when I stare at a blank screen and wonder when the words will come. It doesn't happen often. I'm lucky in that I can always find something to write about. But on occasion, well, my Muse seems to be on vacation. Personally, I think she just needs to recharge every so often.… Continue reading Where is my Muse?
If you follow me on social media you may have seen a few posts about my carnivorous plants. I've been fascinated with them since I was a wee lad and my father bought me a Venus fly trap from an ad I saw in the back of a comic book. The poor thing didn't last… Continue reading Carnivorous Cultivars