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Though I enjoyed writing stories at an early age, I spent a good deal of the 90s earning a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Information Technology. My creative outlet came in the form of penning song lyrics instead of prose. After finally having a bit of life under my belt, I turned my attention back to fiction, writing several short stories that can be found both online and in print. The release of my novella, Riverside Blues, by award-winning publisher Earthling Publications was met with glowing reviews. While I also enjoy photography, reading, playing guitar and singing, I get the most joy from being a husband and father.

Like last year, I’m launching a giveaway for my three books in eBook format. If you’ve been wanting to read them, now’s your chance. The giveaway starts Saturday, January 6 and lasts through Wednesday, January 10. I hope you enjoy them! Please review on Goodreads, Amazon, or wherever you like. Unless you hate them…then let’s […] Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.81 · 168 ratings · 38 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Space Between

3.36 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Riverside Blues

3.98 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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A Whisper in the Noise

4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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blindspot

4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2002
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Casting Stones

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A Perfect Circle (Horror)
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Description: This story appeared in the collection CASTING STONES from Double Dragon Publishing. Cover photo by Gurdish Dhaliwal © https://www.facebook.com/GurdishDhaliwalPhotography
Happy Place (Literature & Fiction)
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Casting Stones (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This story appeared in the collection from Double Dragon Publishing CASTING STONES. Cover photo by Frederick Cox ©
Before I Wake (Horror)
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Description: This story appeared in the L. H. Maynard & M. P. N. Sims anthology DARKNESS RISING 2005. http://www.maynard-sims.com Cover photo by Joseph Carnevale ©
Little Lost Angel (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This story first appeared as a limited, 250-copy softcover chapbook produced by Earthling Publications for free distribution at World Horror Convention 2005 to promote my novella, RIVERSIDE BLUES. http://earthlingpub.com/et_angel.htm Cover photo by Caisteal Photography ©
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I read this back in the late 80s and remember loving it. I'm looking forward to seeing how I feel about it now considering how my tastes have changed. Hopefully, I'll follow this up with a full review when I'm finished.
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Maps of Meaning by Jordan B. Peterson
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I read this back in the late 80s and remember loving it. I'm looking forward to seeing how I feel about it now considering how my tastes have changed. Hopefully, I'll follow this up with a full review when I'm finished.
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Mine by Robert McCammon
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I read several McCammon books in the late 80s, maybe early 90s, but not this one. The plot summary didn't really light my fire (heh heh) back then, but I knew I would eventually read it. I actually had a signed copy which I later gave as a gift of ap ...more
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“Then there are the simple things. The way she fits against my side when we’re sitting together. How she can silence my addled thoughts with one look. The sound of my name from her lips. The way she can make a moment, any moment, a thousands times better when she is there. How the simplest pleasures in life become exciting with the promise of sharing the experience with her.”
Erik Tomblin

“When your stomach turns somersaults every time you see your love interest, when you can go without eating for half a day because you can't think of anything else, and when the sound of her voice blocks out every possible distraction each time you hear it...then logic's role becomes a very minor one.”
Erik Tomblin, The Space Between

“Sometimes you have to know what you're willing to sacrifice to be the person you are meant to be.”
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“Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.

No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.

Other people think exactly the opposite: they surrender themselves without a second thought, hoping to find in passion the solutions to all their problems. They make the other person responsible for their happiness and blame them for their possible unhappiness. They are either euphoric because something marvelous has happened or depressed because something unexpected has just ruined everything.

Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it - which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?

I don't know.”
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“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
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“He had never wanted to know anything about the part of her intimate life that he had not shared with her. Why should he take an interest now, still less take offense at it? Anyhow, he asked himself, what is an intimate secret? Is that where we hide what's most mysterious, most singular, most original about a human being? Are her intimate secrets what make Chantal the unique being he loves? No. What people keep secret is the most common, the most ordinary, the most prevalent thing, the same thing that everybody has: the body and its needs, its maladies, its manias-constipation for instance, or menstruation. We ashamedly conceal these intimate matters not because they are so personal but on the contrary, they are so lamentably impersonal.”
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“You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.”
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message 4: by Kim

Kim Thanks for the friend invite, Erik! Now I'm on a mission!


message 3: by Elyse

Elyse Congrats on the recent release! I can't wait to read http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/64...


message 2: by Nikki

Nikki Nielsen Why am I the only one that ever makes comments on your lonely profile??? I ordered Blindspot! I'm way excited.


message 1: by Nikki

Nikki Nielsen Ha - never judge a book by its movie. I love it. Just wanted to tell you that my husband read your book until one o'clock this morning and then he woke me up because he HAD to talk about it :) I knew it would affect him the same way it affected me!


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