Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Lump For Christmas

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Favorite Band Reviewed

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Masked Family Reviewed

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Flog: A.C. in Winter

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Extra Time? Not for Long!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Flog: Social Netwebbing Miracle

Sunday, November 21, 2010

“My Favorite Band” Update

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Website Changes Continue

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Snow Birds Return: My Mom and Dad are returning Saturday after spending several months in Florida.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Breaking Bad is Great: If you haven’t been watching Breaking Bad, you’ve been missing one of the be..

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Alice and The Doctor Very Cool: Just saw Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland today and thought it was very c..

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lost and Soaked: Well, the good news is, I found that FedEx package that disappeared in Friday’s insane r..

Friday, April 16, 2010

Stormicide: What an evening!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lost Mystifies: I just watched this week’s Lost, and I’m kind of mystified.  I’m not sure whe..

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Future Tense: To say I’m in a weird phase right now would be a ridiculous understatement.  On the one han..

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ode to a Grecian Virus: Ah, sweet computer viruses…how wonderful you are.  How splendidly you manage to s..

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Work at Home: Ugh.  I had to work on day job stuff at home over the weekend.  In fact, I just finished working ..

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tandoor ‘Toona: Finally, we have an Indian restaurant within an hour’s drive of Johnstown!  Wendy a..

Friday, April 9, 2010

Caprica Meh: Why do I keep watching Caprica on the SyFy Channel?  It doesn’t grab me the way its predeces..

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Right Thing: Sometimes, doing the right thing can feel like the exact wrong thing to do.  This week, for ex..

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Revisions Revisions: I’m still revising that novel I posted about the other day, trying to bring it up to..

Monday, April 5, 2010

Still Churning: I put in some time tonight working on revising the novel I wrote about in yesterday’s pos..

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Reworking a Novel: I guess I’ve decided what my next project will be.  After much consideration, I’..

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Peepers!: I heard the Spring peepers for the first time tonight…always a good sign!  I’m never sure..

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Slowdown: As the Easter holiday approaches, I’m winding down my marketing efforts, guessing
Human Barometer: I seem to be a human barometer sometimes.  When a storm’s on the way, I get sinus headac..

Monday, March 29, 2010

Project Guilt: Right now, I’m between big writing projects, and I’m feeling guilty because of it.  ..

Friday, March 26, 2010

Marketing Monster: In a perfect world, I would have enough time to tackle all aspects of my writing career dail..

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Destination Future In the House!: Great news!  The new science fiction anthology, Destination Future, is now av..

Monday, March 22, 2010

Edison’s Frankenstein Rises!: A story of mine appears in the new anthology, Edison’s Frankenstein, ..

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Snave Is Home: My 90-year-old father-in-law, Bob Snavely, returned home from the hospital today for the first t..

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Day in the Pool!: It’s true!  Today was my first day in the pool for the season!  Talk about an ear..

Friday, March 19, 2010

What A Week!: This week was a tough one, that’s for sure!  It was a challenge dealing with everything tha..

Monday, March 15, 2010

StoryOrgy Marches On!: Just a reminder that three of my stories are now available for the Kindle via

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Good News: My father-in-law, Bob Snavely, who went in for emergency colon surgery last week, is doing much bett..

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rose-Head Debuts!: This just in!  My story, “Why the Cop With a Rose for a Head Wears a Rose-Head Mask,&#..

Friday, March 12, 2010

“Fear of Rain” Now Available!: Another story of mine is now available at!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Off the Radar: Well, I guess I’ve been off the radar lately, but with good reason.  My father-in-law, Bob..

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Double Dining Day: Looking forward to two meals on the town with great company tomorrow!  First, I’ll be ..

Monday, March 8, 2010

End of Tunnel=Light?: Could it be?  After a long, hard winter, could the snow possibly be melting?  After a sho..

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Flat Tire!: The rear tire on the passenger’s side of my wife’s car went flat yesterday, a few hours..

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Poor Pool: This morning, I bundled up and went out to tackle a project I’ve long avoided: digging out ..

Friday, March 5, 2010

Worn. Out.: This week has kicked my butt.  I’m seriously dragging at this point and looking forward to th..

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Crazy crazy week: Work has been utterly insane this week!  It’s been eating into my evenings and wearing ..

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tough Day!: My first day back to work after the Oregon writing workshop was sure a doozy!  From the moment I wa..

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Back from the Workshop!: I’m back!  Yep, I made it back from the big workshop I attended last weekend in ..

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Packing Blues: Why is it that no matter how far in advance I start packing for a trip, I still end up scramblin..
Catching Up Like A Nut!: Something I do when I’m working on an all-consuming long-form writing project is..

Sunday, February 21, 2010

In the Chute: Time to travel!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Taxation and Serial Killer: I still have a long way to go till I finish my taxes, but I managed to start them t..

Friday, February 19, 2010

Overfished: Today, I had a ginormous fish sandwich for lunch…one of those sandwiches that’s basical..

Thursday, February 18, 2010

One Good Deed: Sometimes, all it takes is one person doing one good deed to turn me around.  It’s easy so..

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

LOST Has Still Got It!: I just watched this week’s episode of LOST and loved every minute!  The show̵..

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Time Crunching Cooties: No matter how hard I try, I can’t make a dent in my to-do list.  I’m workin..

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Another Storm?: Looks like more snow’s headed our way tomorrow.  Will it be a storm, or just a shower?  I..

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Greatest Serial Killer Now on Kindle!: A few days ago, I announced the release of my uncut science fiction/horr..

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Serial Killer on Sale in Time for Val Day!: “The Greatest Serial Killer in the Universe” can be you..

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blizzardmania: Enough with the blizzards already!  All this snow removal and dicey driving is bringing me down!..

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SFWA Featured Author: I’ve been added to the website of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) as ..

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Long Lost: Wendy and I had lunch Sunday with

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Amazon Author Page Debut!: My author page just went live at!  You can find it right here.  Took some..

Friday, February 5, 2010

Productivity Bunches: One good thing about a blizzard: it forces writers like me to stay indoors and work on th..

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snow’s A-Comin’!: Looks like we’re in for some heavy snow again, starting Friday morning.  So..

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Smidgen’s Happy Day!: My story, “The Love Quest of Smidgen the Snack Cake,” tied for ninth pl..

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Distractamundo!: Having a tough time staying on track with the short story I’m writing!  Every time I get..

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lost Starts Tomorrow!: Finally, after what felt like a century of waiting, the new season of LOST is about to b..

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Motivation Fail: My motivation is bottoming out right about now.  Having trouble keeping rolling on my current ..

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ball is Rolling: Though today was a terribly busy day, I did manage to get the ball rolling on my new short sto..

Friday, January 29, 2010

Classic Avoidance: Right now, I should be writing a story for the upcoming workshop I’ll be attending.  C..

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ARRGGH!: I haven’t written a lick in 3 days, and it’s making me crazy!  My productivity has been at..

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Full Steam Ahead: After finishing the first draft of the graphic novel, I had a little down time Monday, then s..

Monday, January 25, 2010

Out of Sorts!: Now that I’ve finished the first draft of my latest long-form writing project, a graphic n..

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Draft 1 Done!: Literally just finished draft one of the graphic novel script I’ve been writing since earl..

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wanted is Wanted: I just got around to seeing the film Wanted on DVD, and I really wanted to hate it.  I loved ..

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pool Ups and Downs: As you might recall, I love to swim.  Two or three times a week, I swim at the local YMCA, ..

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Caprica: Will it Rock?: The new prequel to the awesome show Battlestar Galactica premieres Friday night on SyFy..

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Shave Up!: My tweet serial, Shave, is almost done!  Be sure to check it out ASAP on Twitter!  The last few inst..

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TMI-itis: A Scourge: In the old days of the 1980s, good information about writing and publishing was hard to co..

Monday, January 18, 2010

Publishers Weekly Review Goodness!: A story of mine has been called out in a starred review in the lastest Publ..

Sunday, January 17, 2010

To Do List Blues: Here I am at the end of day 2 of my weekend, and my To Do list still stands proudly before me..

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thawsday!: Today was a warm, sunny day in central Pennsylvania, and I loved it!  Temperatures were downright ba..

Thursday, January 14, 2010

500 Pages!: Time to celebrate another milestone in my current project.  I just crossed the 500-page mark in the..

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Smidgen Says: Vote for the Snack Cake!: Just a reminder that you can still vote in the Preditors and Editors re..

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bill and Brea: This evening, Wendy and I had dinner with some good friends of ours:  the author Bill Keith and ..

Monday, January 11, 2010

Same Old Hangup: In spite of the discipline I employ in my writing life, I’m still having trouble with th..

Sunday, January 10, 2010

While My DVR Gently Weeps: Why is my DISH Network DVR weeping?  Because it’s overloaded with shows and mo..

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Writing-Free Saturday: Once in a while, an unexpected writing-free day comes along…and today was one of t..

Friday, January 8, 2010

You Need A Shave!: I hope you’ll remember to check out my Twitter serial, Shave, which continues to run a..

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Preditors Poll Meets Smidgen!: Preditors and Editors, a fantastic writers’ resource website, is conductin..

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Avatar Saturday!: I’m scheduled to see Avatar with my bro, Scott, on Saturday, barring horrific weather. ..

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Winterpocalypse: Here in Johnstown, it’s been a while since we’ve had an old-fashioned winter.  For..
Captain Midnight Strikes Again!: The world of fiction writing can be an uncertain place.  Sometimes, projects t..

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The 400 Mark: Today, I passed a milestone in the graphic novel I’m writing…the 400-page mark in the..

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Shave it!: My Twitter serial, Shave, now appears with brand-new installments daily on Thaumatrope, the Twitter-..

Friday, January 1, 2010

Shave Yourself!: As I’ve mentioned in recent posts, today’s the big premiere of my Twitter serial, ..