CRASH – A Prequel to FreeForm

While I'm in the early stage of writing the rough draft of Crash, a prequel to the FreeForm series, there's still time for your input that will help me finish the story. What would you like to see included? What have you wondered about the main characters, including: Sluneg (the alien), Homlin (the alien in human form and the founder of Biogentrix, Pat Vogt, the BIUFO agent who discovers the alien, and Dr. Allan Pritchard, the [...]

2019-01-21T15:25:19+00:000 Comments

Goldcraft: A Preview of Fantastic Fables of Foster Flat Volume Two

Some ideas pop into my head and pour out all at once. Others marinate in some part of my unconscious for months or even years. That was the case for Goldcraft. I admired the shop for years, well before the idea of writing the first volume of Fantastic Fables of Foster Flat came about.  Outside Goldcraft Inside Goldcraft As you no doubt can tell from the photos, the Goldcraft shop is chocked full of possibilities for [...]

2018-12-20T18:30:50+00:000 Comments

A Swift Family Tradition: Grove Park Gingerbread Competition

My family and I reclaimed a Christmas tradition recently when we visited Grove Park Inn, an incredible hotel (and so much more) in nearby Asheville, NC.  Grove Park is a great place to visit anytime of the year but especially around Christmas time because of the annual Gingerbread competition. Below are some of my favorite entries from this year...and yes, every entrant is made of completely eatable ingredients.  Asheville Skyline from Grove Park Inn What's a [...]

2018-12-20T18:20:58+00:001 Comment

Charm House – My Homage to The Twilight Zone

I grew up watching The Twilight Zone on television and reading many of Ray Bradbury's books that were often a compilation of interconnected short stories. So, I guess it's not that big of a surprise that as an adult I might want to write stories inspired by that amazing show and those books. Thus, Fantastic Fables of Foster Flat was born, first as an anthology of "suspenseful tales with a twist" and soon to be released [...]

2018-12-08T19:24:33+00:000 Comments

Visiting Green Banks: You Gotta be Committed

A few weeks ago, my lovely wife (who's as geeky as me when it comes to stuff about space) and I drove over six long hours to see the Green Banks Observatory. Oh, and we brought along Argos for his first long-distance trip. He did great. In many ways, he did better than his two owners who needed frequent rest stops to stretch our stiff limbs. You see, Green Banks houses some of the world's largest [...]

2018-09-19T19:07:56+00:000 Comments

Babble Preview Chapters

 Start Here My audiobook narrator, Meg Price and I have recently submitted the audio files to ACX for their approval, the final step before Babble is released to the world in audiobook form. But you don't have to wait to join the adventures of Bobbie Cagle and his mother, Angela. Let's start with a few Babble preview chapters. Here's Chapter One:   Chapter Two is Here Chapter Three is Here While You're Here, Why Not Register for the #BabbleAudiobook [...]

2018-07-12T12:18:42+00:000 Comments

Enter to Win a Fire 7 Tablet by Helping Us Pick the Best Audiobook Sample

My audiobook narrator, Meg Price and I are getting closer each day to launching the audiobook edition of Babble into the world. Wooho!  But we could use your help in selecting the audio sample that you feel best captures the essence of the story and would help perspective readers decide to pick up a copy. In case you haven't yet read the book, (or you've read so many books lately you can't quite remember what Babble is about), here's a [...]

2018-06-25T17:27:12+00:0045 Comments

How to Find Your Perfect Narrator through ACX

I was recently asked by some of my fellow authors on the Writing Accountability Facebook Group how I used ACX to find Meg Price who is narrating my book, Babble, so I thought I'd share the process here as well. (and yes, Meg is a perfect narrator for me and for Babble as you will learn as I share more about the process here on my blog.  )  It starts by signing into ACX using your Amazon Account. Once in, [...]

2018-06-11T16:11:47+00:000 Comments