Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Holiday

Well, another fine holiday is upon us. Three day weekends are always a delight, although going back to work afterword can be problematic at best. Still, right now I'm sitting at the computer and the kids are watching Spongebob Squarepants. Life's not too bad, I reckon. All I need now is a good woman by my side. Hopefully, that'll happen in the near future. I'm going to try to be careful this time and make damned sure she's not using me or mental. There are a couple of prospective women out there who have made their interest known to me. Time to move on. It's been a long, dark trip, my friends....but things are starting to look up. Hope everyone is safe this Memorial day and that we have many, many more holidays together.


Sunday, May 27, 2007


Well, TALES FROM THE CELLAR is finally finished. It was a labor of love, literally, and I'm delighted to finally have it out there. You can purchase a copy directly from my website, Buy lots of 'em.

Now that TALES FROM THE CELLAR is finished, I plan on releasing an old novel or two. First up will be PURGATORY, a book I wrote in 1987. I'm formatting the book right now, and will be proofreading it over the next couple of months or so (in between finishing up HELL IN THE HEARTLAND, an anthology Martel Sardina and I are editing). PURGATORY was the third novel-length book I ever wrote and, to be honest, the first fully-realized novel. I will go back and rework the first two books (SKYTOUCH and WOLF SCREAMS) when time permits. If time permits.

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know that TALES FROM THE CELLAR is available locally here in Carbondale now - at Rosetta Stone Books and The Bookworm - and available through my website for those who don't live in Carbondale.

More later,

Monday, May 14, 2007

Getting old

Man, I'm getting old. I went to my eldest daughter's graduation Friday night. I remember holding the child when she wasn't much bigger than the palm of my hand. Now, she's almost 21....and beautiful. I can't seem to do much right in this life these days, but I can certainly make beautiful children. My eldest daughter is a perfect example, and my two youngsters are following suit.

Reckon I got some things to be thankful for after all.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Believe it or not....

Believe it or not, TALES FROM THE CELLAR is almost here. I need to print the cover on Monday (once again, I have the kids all weekend, so doing anything except babysitting is out of the question). I plan on having copies ready by next weekend. I'm planning on going to Nicole Proctor's show at Rosetta Stone Books on Friday, May 11th, and I'll be putting copies up for sale there then. TALES FROM THE CELLAR has been a labor of love, literally, and I'm glad it's finally coming to completion. Now, maybe I can move on with my personal life and get my crap together.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Happiness is a warm....

I've been going through some difficult times lately. MY wife moved out last July 14th, claiming I was the Anti-Christ, and a snowball effect seemed to take place after that. Let me tell you first and foremost - I STILL LOVE THE WOMAN. The moment I met her, I knew she was the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my sorry assed days with. Shortly thereafter, I came to realize she didn't love me NEARLY as much as I was in love with her. It was a painful thing to realize. She went out of her way to try to start fights with me over trivial nonsense. I'm generally an easy-going person, so I mellowed out things as best I could. Flash forward six months or so, I ask her to move in with me. She accepts, and we begin the journey that every couple makes. I was very, very happy. I was with a woman I loved, upwardly mobile in my career, and looking toward the future with a woman I loved by my side. I thought life was pretty friggin' good. Shortly thereafter, a mutually planned (if there is such a thing) "oops" produced our daughter, Hope. She's six and a a half now, sharp as a whip and the apple of her daddy's eye. Our son, Darrien, came a year and a half after her birth. I love them both dearly.

Relationships are strange. Right now, I don't care to ever, ever care again for another woman. I know that sounds callous and sad, but I WAS WITH A WOMAN I LOVED WHO DIDN'T REALLY LOVE ME. I'm a damaged person. I know that, and I'm trying to fight it, telling myself that all women aren't like my wife. We had a second child (our son, Darrien) about a year and a half after Hope. I married her then. Not because I had to, but because I loved her and she was the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my days with.

Last July 14th, those days stopped.

There was no discussion. No "you've done this" or "I've done that". She just left. In the past year, I've pleaded with her to reunite our family, but my pleas have gone unheeded. I wrote a book about my experience. It's called "TALES FROM THE CELLAR" and can be ordered now from my website ( I finished printing the book tonight. I told myself I'd try to let her go and move on the moment I finished the book. I held off printing it for four months after I'd finished editing it in the hope there would be a future betwixt us. Now, I have to let her go.

Pray for me, my friends. I still love my wife....even if she never loved me.