In this new age of Internet and alternative media, many of us are seeing through the self-serving antics of the corporate press. People are looking instead to news or previously underrated sources of information. Major old news networks like CNN and MSNBC are seeing record-breaking drop-offs in viewership. Meanwhile, alternatives like The Daily Wire are skyrocketing to great success, producing high-quality documentaries (and even thrilling motion pictures to rival a failing Hollywood.) The age of a public blindly trusting in establishment personalities is near an end.
I’ve relisted my last three novels on Amazon. If you want a good laugh and a lighthearted adventure, try Jimmy’s Fat Flamingo. For something gritty and startling, try Vendetta Ride: The True Story of Wyatt Earp. If you’re in the mood for something dark and spooky, try Scribe. Your support is appreciated! Lately, I’ve been focusing on writing short stories. I will keep you updated on my progress. My first short story, a comedic fantasy called Zor, Ruler of Earth, is being published in Bards and Sages Quarterly this July! :)
A new story completed, and more ideas floating around my head. I've also written a review for the new series on Apple, Severance. You can read it here.
Apparently I am a published journalist and never knew it! A page I wrote for a website to discuss political issues on has been stolen by a hack journalist named Baxter Dmitry! He stole my article, only slightly rewording the title and some of the content. Much of it is word for word what I wrote. Even the layout is exact—the articles I sourced and videos, everything. This was compiled from weeks of collecting evidence of government corruption. I posted it for free anonymously and someone decided to steal it and publish my work under his own name. Not only that, but his (my) article has been posted on several smaller ‘news’ sites. Either they stole it from each other or paid for it to be republished, but I am not seeing any source given for the article. At the very least, it is flattering…
A short story of mine will be in print this summer! A sci-fi comedy called "Zor, Ruler of Earth" will appear in Bards & Sages Quarterly this July!
Vendetta Ride: The True Story of Wyatt Earp is finally available for purchase on the website! It was a very extensive project which took years of meticulous research to get all the details right. The only 'fictional' elements of the book were the filling in of spaces. Certain elements of Wyatt's story remain debated, or otherwise obscure. Writing this book was an experience unlike any other. I felt a strange kindship to a man who died before I was born, and an almost religious obligation to share his story with the world.
Apologizes for not giving an update for so long. The last company I was employed with turned into a real mess, with many people quitting (eventually even myself.) This turned my schedule into a disaster. I had to adjust to working at different times, morning or night. I am now working on getting my schedule normalized so that I can better focus on my creativity. I did recently write a short story called “The Scarlet Renegade”, which I hope to publish with a major fiction magazine. The first draft for my next novel is two thirds complete. I also look forward to sharing more of my visual art as well.
Sorry I haven't been updating lately. I started working on a new novel, reaching chapter 9 in the rough draft, then my working schedule started changing all around. Once it normalizes I can get can back to regular posting habits. My new book is a more literary work than I've shared previously, and I may seek a small publisher or local agent for representation with this one. I will update you as it progresses.
I am thinking of resuming my work on my Sam Steele project. Several people here had supported me in that endeavor and I feel bad that I strayed from it. There are still a few more books I need to read through, notes to take and time spent thinking on what I want it to be before I start writing it. But I feel we all need to remember who Sam Steele was and the good he represented.