Scouts of the Apocalypse: Zombie Plague

Being a Scout is more than just helping old ladies cross the road. Scouts have a responsibility to their communities and the greater world around them. Part of that responsibility is training and being prepared for disasters. When a Scout troop comes home from a weekend of survival training in the deep woods, they find that nothing about the world they left is the same. Shambling hordes of undead wander the countryside killing anything that lives. Can the Scouts survive the trip home and is there even a home to return to? It will take all of their training and smarts to overcome this disaster. This is the first book in the Scouts of the Apocalypse trilogy. Publisher’s Website Amazon […]

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You Can’t Please Everyone

I try to write fiction that everyone will enjoy. I try not to be offensive in my writing, but invariably, someone takes something the wrong way and goes away angry. It always bothers me when that happens but there isn’t much I can do about it. Take, for example, a comment I recently got about my story, GalaxyBillies. The comment in question was regarding the use of the word, “schizophrenic.” I use the word to describe the thought processes of one of the characters. The comment essentially said, “I don’t like that you are making fun of schizophrenics so I’m not reading any more of your story.” When I read the comment, I was at a loss for words. But, […]

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Writing Process

I have seen and heard the question asked, “How do you write?” The answer I hear most often is, it depends on the writer. Some writers are planners, some discover their writing as they go. For me? The best answer I can give is, “It depends.” For example, when JR Murdock and I are preparing to write our Jack Kane novels (one of which is published already and another is being worked on) we plot and plan to the nth degree. When I write my Mik Murdoch books (again, two published and one at the publisher) I do a combination of the two. I plot high level, getting more granular on the two or three chapters I’m immediately faced with. […]

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