Busy AF

11/04/2018

True story, when I was typing the title of this article, I accidentally typed “Busty” instead of Busy.

But enough of my Freudian slips, how about an update on the exciting life and times of your humble author?

I’m just going to ignore the sound of chirping crickets.

Autumn has been nice, life has been sucky, and I have been a busy little bee. For those of you who aren’t aware, I have 100% finished Blood Bound, book 2 of the Convergence series and I have an absolute SHIT-TON of work to do before I start on book 3.

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Dated References and Why You Should Avoid Them

11/03/2018

How do you want to be remembered as a writer? When I think of some of the great literary classics, I think “timeless.” A great work of fiction should speak to anyone from any time. It should explore the human condition and concepts that should resonate throughout the ages. Love, hate, jealousy, revenge, intrigue, mystery, adventure, humor, satire, life, death, etc. People have been using writing and fiction to explore these themes since writing was invented. They’re timeless.

You know what wrecks a piece of fiction and ruins its ability to be timeless? Dated references! Mentioning a current popular song, or musician, hairstyle, fashion, buzzword, the latest movie, the freshest meme. Things that have not yet proven the test of time DO NOT BELONG IN FICTION!

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*NEW SHORT STORY* – The Hole (horror/suspense)

4/4/18

Woke up around 4 am from a nightmare, couldn’t go back to sleep, so I spent the past 4 hours writing a short story inspired by said nightmare. This is a horror/suspense. Don’t read it if you have anxiety…it uh…it might not help with that.

The Hole

The Hole (Short Story – Complete)
Genre: Survival Horror, Suspense

No monsters.
No paranormal.
No violence.
Just terror.

WARNING: I would not recommend reading this story if you are easily subject to fits of anxiety.

Read on Wattpad, FictionPress, or AO3.

Interview on the Focus of Fantasy Romance Podcast

Thank you to Elle, Paulina, and AR, for interviewing me on their podcast; Focus on Fantasy Romance. Comment with a question on their blog post for a chance to win a free ebook copy of Torn Apart!

Episode 062: Interview with J.M. Riddles