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Settings from the As Above, So Below Books, Annotated

My co-writer Brian Thomas moved to LA in the early 90s to find work in the film industry. He worked behind the scenes on films from The Wizard of Space and Time to Army of Darkness (Evil Dead 3), then … Continue reading

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How to Write When You Don’t Feel Up to It

Sometimes, especially lately, it’s hard to do the creative work you want to do. I’ve used a bunch of tricks to get around the blocks. I offer them here, in hopes they’ll inspire you. If you have tricks of your … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Trinity

I’ve written about a lot of the female characters who inspired Raena Zacari in my Wake of the Templars trilogy, but I wanted to talk about the most direct visual parallel. From the opening of The Matrix, when the police … Continue reading

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Survivor Narratives

The day I moved into my dorm, alone for the first time in my life, my room phone rang. I was desperately lonely. I didn’t know a single person on campus. I thought it might be my mom. The man … Continue reading

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Why I dedicated Kill By Numbers to Brian

Brian Thomas and I met when I was still in high school, at a meeting of the Flint Area Writers Club. Brian was a storyteller, full of adventure and fun. I was – and continue to be – in awe of … Continue reading

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