Archive for March, 2013

As this is meant to be my Official Author Web Site (TM), it occurs to me that it may be a good idea to actually include information about my writing.  THUS!

Some info on my second novel, coming out this summer as an eBook via Bold Strokes Books:

Following Grandpa Jess300 dpiFollowing Grandpa Jess

Jess Madison has problems. His aging parents seem hell-bent on belittling him in new and increasingly infuriating ways, he’s fallen for his best—and, unfortunately, heterosexual—friend David, and his grandmother has recently taken to climbing out on her roof in hopes of contacting the spirit of her late husband, the much-beloved Grandpa Jess.

All Jess wants to do is live his life and feed his goldfish in peace, but instead he finds himself at the heart of a familial clash that seems ready to tear his family apart. With the help of his two younger brothers, uber-manly AJ and lovably weird Thomas, Jess sets out to reconcile his family, keep Grandma off the roof, and sort out the mess his life has become—with just a little help from Grandpa Jess.

Coming in July 2013, probably maybe almost certainly. 


Posted: March 17, 2013 in Dreams, General Weirdness
Tags: , ,

Dreamed last night that I was Katniss from the Hunger Games, my faithful Peeta beside me. The only difference was that the Hunger Games were being fought using water pistols and paintball guns instead of…ya know, knives and instruments of murder. Which would’ve made for a slightly less engaging story, perhaps, than the original.

I still wanted to kill President Snow, though, I guess for…ruining the combatants’ clothes? Who knows. The mind is a funny thing, particularly when it’s mine.

Hello, friends.  Just thought I’d check in with the ole blog to put off doing laundry to reassure you all that I’m still alive, well, and capable of typing.

Today, being Saturday, is my one day off in the week, so I’m taking advantage of that time by having a Rugrats: All Grown Up marathon and annoying the crap out of my cat by creating bizarre hairstyles with his fur. <–Don’t judge me.

For those not In the Know, I currently run a private tutoring business in the Chicago area, teaching English as a Second Language to Japanese folks who find themselves stranded in this mysterious land we call Amurica.  It’s great fun and I love doing it, but sadly one of the down-sides to running your own biz is that you don’t have so much of what we call “time off.”  Thus, I must take what succor I can from my Saturdays, and spend the other six days of the week working like mad.  (This would be easier to stomach if the work let me earn enough to pay all my bills, but alas.)

Anyway, such is the life of a monetarily challenged English teacher/writer. Hopefully someday I’ll become independently wealthy and will no longer need to shop for everything at Dollar Tree, but until that day, at least I’m enjoying my work. :D

….this entry went in a somewhat different direction than I was planning.

Ah, well, back to All Grown Up. \(^o^)/ I just wish the theme song wasn’t so damned catchy…