novels, The Order of the Dragon

The Order of the Dragon, “That’s not a Cross…” (excerpt)

(excerpt from The Order of the Dragon) Tom Bradshaw sat at a table near the windows that looked out to the beach and Lake Huron. With the morning fog covering the lake, he couldn't see Mackinac Island. But he knew it was out there, and in the back of his mind he was hoping another… Continue reading The Order of the Dragon, “That’s not a Cross…” (excerpt)

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novels, the haunting of weasley manor

The Haunting of Weasley Manor, Chapter 1

I've had this idea for sometime to write a series of books about a pair of sleuths, an investigative journalist and his adopted teenage daughter. The idea came about many years ago, and has gone through many iterations without much words being written. I don't do this often with stories, I normally get an idea… Continue reading The Haunting of Weasley Manor, Chapter 1

blurbs, books, Cafe de Mort, GUN, nanowrimo, novels

Stick-shifts and safety-belts

I've let the blog sit and collect dust lately. Things have been nutty and I haven't had time, nor thoughts, for posting. Well, I'm here to give a little update on things... but first, strap in your safety-belts and watch out for the stick-shift. Now that we've established that. Shall we continue on? I think… Continue reading Stick-shifts and safety-belts

horror, novels, The Affairs of Mrs. Blackwater

The Affairs of Mrs. Blackwater, Chapter 2

Chapter 2Townsend woke when the carriage he was riding in hit a rock and became airborne. It crashed down hard on its wooden wheels, and kept right on going. He nearly fell out of his seat. He rubbed his eyes and saw he had spilled the file on Mrs. Blackwater's account all over the floor… Continue reading The Affairs of Mrs. Blackwater, Chapter 2

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horror, novellas, novels, The Affairs of Mrs. Blackwater

The Affairs of Mrs. Blackwater, Chapter 1

Author's note. I've had this desire to get back to writing some horror again, and in that vein I started developing a story tentatively titled The Affairs of Mrs. Blackwater, which will likely be my homage to the old school Hammer Horror and Universal monster movies. Below is my first jab at the opening chapter… Continue reading The Affairs of Mrs. Blackwater, Chapter 1