Texas Rising — and rising . . . and . . . mercifully, it’s gone

It’s over, folks. At long, long last, the Texas Rising series is finished. But hang in there, because I still have to write about this last episode, which I’ve done more or less in the order it was presented us, mostly because of some problems I want to point out with both the narrative and the … More Texas Rising — and rising . . . and . . . mercifully, it’s gone

Texas Rising — a yellow rose blooms, but mind the thorns

So, before I get into the third episode of Texas Rising, I would like to start with the show’s own disclaimer: “The following program is a dramatic interpretation of Texas’ fight for independence. Viewer discretion is advised.” I suppose the “viewer discretion” they advise is to focus on the “interpretation” part and not take any of this too … More Texas Rising — a yellow rose blooms, but mind the thorns

New publication

I’ve been a huge fan of Eunoia Review for a long while now, and I’ve been honored to be among their contributors three times now, and they’ve been home to some of my favorite stories. Today, I’m happy to say that Eunoia has published a fourth story of mine, and, depending on how you measure … More New publication

Memories of the South

This coming weekend, I’ll be reading at the Northwest release party for Hagridden here in Portland, alongside my friends Mark Russell and Monica Drake. And just today, I booked travel for my Midwest book tour in Ohio and Indiana. But today, I wanted to take one last look back at the Southern tour I just finished. … More Memories of the South

So much love!

To everyone who came out to the first Hagridden release party in Boerne, TX: Thank you all! Old friends, new friends, family, teachers, community members — even a few aspiring young writers! I was so thrilled to see you all, and I had a grand time! The library did a wonderful job setting up and … More So much love!