Monday, December 31, 2007

Almost Over

Well, it's New Years Eve and the holidays are close to being over with. I hope that everyone has had a good year and Happy New Year to all. Unfortunately, I dread the holidays for reasons I do not wish to speak of - but that's just me. I think that Christmas is about the kids. Not fighting over bargains in stores on Christmas Eve. As a kid, I can still remember waking up and seeing toy after toy under the tree.: Hot Wheels; Superfriend dolls; a train set; games; and a huge stocking full of small items including delicious Hershey chocolate!

I also think that we forget the real meaning of Christmas: The Birth Of Christ.

Wouldn't you all agree?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Still In Peak Week

It's that time of the year at work when we are way too busy. But I guess that's good job security, huh? Anyways, I've been working on a new novel; more along the lines of dark fantasy and horror. I just hope it flies with the publishers one day. The tale is about three werewolf hunters that work for an organization to rid the lycanthropes off the land. I'm hoping that it has the suspense and horror that I'm trying to create for the reader.

I sincerely hope.

So, that is my project that I hope to have done in the next few months. Along with more short stories that seem to bubble over out of my cranium.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Too Much Work

Folks, it's been a while since I posted anything. Sorry. Just been busy working and writing. Right now we are in 'peak season' at work while Christmas lurks around the corner. Evidently, the elves are working hard in Santa's Workshop. And once the toys are made they'll scatter like roaches until next year.

Happy Holidays!!

Friday, November 30, 2007

The Darkened Image

My new book "The Darkened Image" has finally seen the light of day! If anyone would like to purchase it, please visit Publish America.com. It's press release will hit the newspapers in January. Right now, I'm continuing to work on my new novel. It's giving me grief, but I'll tough it out!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone!

Have a great holiday! I'm going to stuff myself with food and write on my new novel.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Good Times

Celebrated my 38th birthday recently. Huge stepping stone and one that is nearing towards the 50th mark. But that's fine, we've all gotta get older sometime. And not really having a choice in the matter: I don't want to grow up. Much like writing my stories, I don't have a choice in the matter there either. Nope. Uh-uh. The ideas seem to haunt me if they stay inside of my skull too long.

My birthday consisted of drinking way too much and tossing my cookies afterwards. No fun at all.

Tasty drinks, though.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Sold Capri

Folks, I finally sold my Caprice Classic (anyone have a tissue?). Now I won't have to worry about all of that car trouble, even though she could roll with a V8 under the hood.

Over the weekend, Me and the Misses visited the state of Michigan. Beautiful country. Besides visiting relatives and going out to eat, we bought a huge bag of apples and cinnamon donuts from a place called The Apple Orchard to devour. Scrumptious!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

A Treat

The darkness in the sky took over the city, bleeding it's presence, and making itself known. A cool wind blew, fluttering the dead leaves off of the ground; withered, as a decaying corpse. Birds had long been silent with the falling sun in the west, escaping the last hours of the day. The last hours of the evening that had turned as black as the insides of a coffin buried deep within the soil.
But movement coursed the ground...
Creatures with hideous faces and silhouettes in bone-white sheets flocked into the streets in search of treasure, visiting each house along the way. Each finding sweet innards - the bowels and intestines - in bags and bowls while jack o' lanterns screamed expressions of fear and horror on the porch steps.
Hark!
I hear them on my threshold, knocking away at my door....

Friday, October 26, 2007

Rain, rain, and more rain

Well, the Ohio Valley survived a long week of rain. Unfortunately, some of us out there (me included) had to work outside in it. Fun, fun. I will say that since we have been in a drought all summer, so it did help my lawn - I hope. It was beginning to look like the Mohave desert.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Trouble with Caprice

I own a 1994 Chevy Caprice Classic. Velour seats, power windows, power brakes, tilt steering - basically, the works. But I have a problem: it likes to break down to often, causing it to nickle and dime me.
And that is not good, folks.
Unfortunately, I think that I am going to have to sell the old girl (anyone out there have a tissue?) and it sucks because I like her. A lot.
My trouble started last week and had kept it's hold on me. First, the upper ball joint wore off. Now (I think) I either have a busted radiator hose or a stuck thermostat. I don't know which. I won't know until Monday when the shop opens up.
So, now I wait...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Congrats!

Congratulations to Chuck Lewis and Susan Wilhite for publishing their second novel called Friends Forever. The book signing is tomorrow evening, October 20, in New Albany, IN at Destinations Booksellers.

So come one, come all...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Ohio Valley Under Siege

A large dark cloud hovered over the city, it's shadow blocked out the sun.
Black.
Foreboding.
Lightening ravished the sky; the strong resemblance of human veins, branched-out white vertical lines, wanting to attack anything in it's path; whether it was filled up with blood or hollow as a cave. The terror out of the sky was draping it's dread upon us.
People ran.
People screamed.
No one was safe. No one was out of reach from the horror that nearly touched our flesh. That nearly touched our human existence.
But we hid...
We were hidden away. Safe. Safe from the oncoming storm that poured it's wetness - it's slime - on the ground, quickly running down through the grates and into the sewers.
Into the sewers with the hungry rabid rats with their beady little eyes, their long tails, their teeth as sharp as needles....

Actually, folks, this evening Louisville, Ky had a severe thunderstorm with tornado warnings. Luckily we weren't hit by any, but some surrounding areas were. Although a funnel cloud was sited over the city. But it did not develop.
Thank goodness.