What I Read in 2015

What I read in 2015

  1. Wool by Hugh Howey
  2. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, Ernest H. Shepard
  3. Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
  4. Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá
  5. Original Sin by Jason Aaron
  6. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  7. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  9. Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  10. Batman Incorporated by Grant Morrison
  11. Batman: The Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul by Grant Morrison
  12. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  13. The Black Company (The Chronicles of the Black Company #1) by Glen Cook
  14. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
  15. Avengers: The Children’s Crusade by Allan Heinberg
  16. The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
  17. Avengers vs. X-Men (Avengers vs. X-Men) by Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker
  18. Spider-Man: Spider-Island
  19. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
  20. Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
  21. Life’s Journeys According to Mister Rogers: Things to Remember Along the Way by Fred Rogers
  22. The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember by Fred Rogers
  23. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  24. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  25. The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
  26. The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman
  27. The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
  28. The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman

Young Adventurers: Heroes, Explorers & Swashbucklers

Young Adventurers: Heroes, Explorers & Swashbucklers

Tales of Teens Saving the Day in The Past, The Present, The Future & Other Worlds

young adventurers anthology

Look what came in the mail! I don’t normally blog about this stuff because self-promotion makes me uncomfortable sometimes, but I’m very proud to have my story “The Blue Orb” included in this anthology from Intrigue Publishing. Quite frankly, I don’t remember where the inspiration for this story came from. One day I just found myself at the end of writing this story.

Aside from my story, there are 16 wonderful and unique tales from a variety of very talented authors. My story is the very last one in the anthology and by the time I read through everyone else’s stories and reached my story I did not want to reread it for fear of feeling that my story isn’t that great! All of the stories are just that good.

This anthology will be available online and in bookstores starting December 1st.

Writing by hand is awesome

For generating ideas and getting things that are stuck in my head out of my head, I prefer writing by hand. It’s quicker and it’s messier and uglier, but it’s quicker. I don’t agonize over misspelled words or even constructing full sentences. I wasn’t always like this. I used to jot everything down, even really stupid, nonsensical things, in word documents that were then placed into neatly organized and properly labeled folders on my computer. I don’t have time for that anymore or I don’t care anymore. Anything that isn’t a first draft goes into a journal or notebook that I carry with me everywhere. It’s liberating to conveniently whip it out when I have something swirling in my head that needs to get out. What’s good might make it into a blog post or a story draft and what’s bad can stay between the pages and never see the light of day.

Which is great because I can cut down on the nonsense that I put on this blog. I don’t exactly feel pressured anymore to put up new content. That’s fewer things living on the internet that will make me cringe when I revisit them months later. When it’s past my bed time, it’s better that I’m putting half-baked thoughts into a crappy journal instead of on the internet. Though I just might be failing with this post.