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Winter Reads: Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse

| December 6, 2018

Probably my most unusual book to date, Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse uses an abnormal structure compared to my other books. What emerges is a story told in snippets, painting a picture of how the “survivors” react in a world that has suddenly gone silent. If you enjoy post-apocalyptic tales with a diverse cast of characters and […]

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse

| July 24, 2018

This time last year, I was writing what became Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse as part of the Zoetic Press Write Like You’re Alive challenge. I’m taking this year off from the challenge, as I’m doing different challenges instead. However, if you’re a fan of Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse and wish you could have more, did […]

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse: Where is Destiny?

| May 3, 2018

While I was writing Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse, I very much had a setting in mind, but it’s a setting that never was named. Astute readers may have picked up on the clues that I left, but for others, it may have read as a strictly fictitious city. The book works fine whether you know […]

Have You Checked out Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse Yet?

| March 22, 2018

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse has been out for about a month and a half now, and I’m still curious to hear what people think of it. That’s typically the case whenever I write something, but with this book, it’s extra heightened because I put it together in such a different way from my normal […]

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse Now Available!

| February 6, 2018

Today’s the day that Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse goes live! If you’ve already pre-ordered it, it has likely already shown up on your ereader. If you missed out on the pre-order, you can buy a copy here! I’m always curious to hear what people think of my writing, but with this novella, written in […]

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse: What’s It All About?

| January 18, 2018

My next novella, Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse, will be out in a couple of weeks, and it’s available for pre-order now! The title hints at what it’s about, but the blurb explains it a bit better! Without warning, most of humanity stopped speaking. Acting in silent unison, they overthrew the world in service to an […]

Inspiration: Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse

| January 9, 2018

As I’ve mentioned before, Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse came out of the 2017 Write Like You’re Alive challenge from Zoetic Press. This also wound up informing the format for the story, too. See, I normally outline using Mark Teppo’s outline structure (which I’ve talked about before), which leads to an 18 chapter outline, with […]

Cover Reveal: Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse

| December 21, 2017

The latest book I’ve been working on is a weird, experimental piece using the major arcana of the tarot deck as its outline, so to speak. I wrote the pieces of it during the Write Like You’re Alive challenge in August this year, and then decided that it was worth prodding into the shape of […]

“Interlude C: Obstacles and Opportunities” in Write Like You’re Alive 2017!

| October 17, 2017

During the month of August, I worked on what will eventually become a book called Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse. It’s a bit of an experimental story, told through vignettes and pieces of poetry. I wrote it as a part of the Write Like You’re Alive challenge, hosted by Zoetic Press, which challenges participants to write […]