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March 16, 2016

"Have you turned it off and on again?" -- Roy, 'The IT Crowd' I did not know that life had a reset button but now I can tell you that God is the one who gets to push it. My life changed one night when that button was pushed. Before that moment, I was an author, […]
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Published on March 16, 2016 18:21 • 61 views

May 6, 2015

I was sworn to silence... but now the secret is out! When my son, Curtis, was a boy, he used to create theme parks for the rest of the family in his bedroom. Then in his teens he began performing magic professionally. As he grew to manhood he even began creating illusions for other magicians […]


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Published on May 06, 2015 11:06 • 85 views

March 17, 2015

It was thirty-three years ago today that my wife and I arrived in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with our then two children. Our drive had really started four days before when we loaded what little we owned out of our apartment in Logan, Utah onto a moving van and drove south to meet my parents in […]


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Published on March 17, 2015 14:57 • 90 views

March 12, 2015

OK, I'm not saying that Alan Tudyk and I are close ... although he did let me have a booth next to his at Gencon Australia. And I'm not saying that Nathan Fillion and I are BFFs even though he did take a selfie with Laura and I some years ago which I show off […]


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February 20, 2015

I'm delighted to announce that I am slated to write a novel in support of Underworld Ascendant, a Kickstarter project currently being funded online. I've thoroughly enjoyed worked with Richard Garriott as the Lead Story Designer for his Shroud of the Avatar MMORPG and was subsequently approached by Otherside Entertainment. As Underworld Ascendant takes place […]


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December 23, 2014

As long as I can remember,’what I want for Christmas’ has been the first and most paramount question of the holidays. It starts to rise up from the subconscious shortly before Thanksgiving and  then blossoms full blown in my mind sometime after the turkey-fueled lethargy wears off and pumpkin pie is offered. It is an ageless […]


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November 29, 2014

Or why is this (fill in the blank) project so late? Starting about the time I was in Junior High School, I became fascinated by Einstein’s theories of Relativity. Mind you, my books on the subject were very basic and I had trouble telling the Specific Theory from the General Theory but I had a […]


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Published on November 29, 2014 19:54 • 69 views

July 30, 2014

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I had uncovered the original Dragonlance Proposal. I thought I might share some of it with you, giving you a sense of our original vision for the series of what was then primarily intended to be adventure modules. It is a remarkable document in its vision of what […]


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Published on July 30, 2014 17:15 • 162 views

July 16, 2014

How does one recreate the look of a self-made adventure module over thirty years old? With great difficulty, it turns out. Over three and a half decades ago, Laura and I were just recently married and newly introduced to Dungeons & Dragons. Our enthusiasm overflowed into creativity. We wanted something more oriented toward story that […]


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July 15, 2014

We recently ran a text-messaging contest for an autographed copy of our newly-released ‘Unwept’ novel, the first in our ‘Nightbirds’ trilogy. Today we selected our winner at it is… David Wade of Spencer, Indiana! As soon as our system selected the winner, I not only texted David that he had won but decided to pick […]


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Published on July 15, 2014 16:39 • 47 views