My latest short story "The Night the Lights Came On"

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Revisions and Comics

It's been quiet around here. No book reviews for a while until the one I just posted before this post of my buddy Tim's awesome new book. That's because I've been using my reading time to finish and revise my new book.

The last chapter is about 75% written but the last scene needs to be written after I revise a previous chapter. The protagonist's best friend leaves the book too early so I need to go back and write him back in only to leave later in the book. The changing of these events will change the last scene in the book which mirrors the first scene in the book of these two characters talking about the mystery of the missing snowmen.

So I'll be looking for beta readers soon to read the next draft after I've gone through and made it as good as I can make it. If you would like to be a beta reader just drop me a line on social media or send me an email. All that info can be found in the upper right-hand section of this website.

Also I have some very exciting news! I'm working on a comic! A buddy of mine named Zzenya is an amazing artist. I've posted his first shot at our comic down below but if you want to see more of his work check out his Deviantart page.

He's been reading and drawing comics for years but hasn't had much published. I love his art and I've always wanted to work with him so I finally came up with a comic for him to draw. I'm writing it, he's drawing it, and I'll be doing the lettering and publishing. First, it will just be free on the web and will stay there but eventually when we have enough material I'd like to also make it into a physical comic book or graphic novel. Each comic will be a one page one off at first with me attempting to be funny and my buddy Zzenya getting to draw awesome little monsters. The comic is going to be called Invisible Monsters and I'll be sure to tell you all about it when the first page gets published. Just to whet your appetites here is a work in progress of the first panel:

Pretty sweet right?! I'm so excited to publish the first page. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

I'm Back!

My family and I went on an amazing hiking road trip. Need pics for proof? Check out my Instagram page. Thanks to my wife's amazing planning skills we had a blast and saw some amazing things. Gorgeous waterfalls. A beautiful mansion, and a great beach with soft sand.

Now that I'm back I am going to focus on finishing my chapter book titled "The Case of the Missing Snowman (A Barnabas Thackeray Mystery Book 1)." I think it's going to be pretty amazing and I'm really excited about it! I can't wait to finish the first draft and get more of the illustrations done for it. If you missed it I posted my first illustration for the book a few blog posts back but here it is again because why not right? Thanks for stopping by!

Click on the image to see it at a larger size!