Follow Your “Dreams” – A Writer’s Dilemma

James and I are working on our latest short story, “Prescription for Ratings: The Committee”, and I am stumped. There are dream sequences in the first short story, “Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants”.  “Committee” is the sequel to “Contestants”.  James and I decided to connect the two pieces in another way – adding a dream … More Follow Your “Dreams” – A Writer’s Dilemma

It’s All Coming Together…

Hello!  I will be off and running at two major public outings in October, and I am steadily getting City-State’s act together. I am organizing my “book table”, and I am almost ready to unveil City-State to eastern North Carolina! It’s all happening… stay tuned! #citystate

Character Spotlight – Ishmael the Wanderer

Who is Ishmael? So, I’ve been asked this on occasion. “Who is this Ishmael?  Was he some super-smart guy?  Was he some inventor or a charismatic leader?” Yes. Here’s the quick and dirty on Ishmael: Ishmael was the only son of a somewhat delusional vagabond, and self-identifying “prophet” who called himself Semaj.  Semaj spent his … More Character Spotlight – Ishmael the Wanderer

Part II, Part II, Part II, Part II, Part II

Hello!  Greetings from the treacherous land of editing – the land of frustration, chaos, and repetitive language. James and I are working on our short story entitled “Prescription for Ratings: The Committee”.  This is the somewhat sequel to our latest short story, “Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants” (available on Amazon). While I was editing, I … More Part II, Part II, Part II, Part II, Part II

“Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants” is LIVE! Get your copy today!

IT’S RELEASE DAY!  James and I proudly present our new City-State short story, “Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants”.  Grab your copy HERE via Amazon for $.99! It is also available for review and critique on GoodReads. In this piece (around 7,200 words), readers will experience the entertainment sector of City-State.  With government controlled television shows, … More “Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants” is LIVE! Get your copy today!

“Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants” Is Now Available for Pre-Order!

Here we go!  James and I are releasing our newest short story, “Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants” on June 25th, and it is available for pre-order NOW for $.99! This is the first in a series of two short pieces that outline City-State’s government-controlled entertainment programming. Please click here to view all the details via … More “Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants” Is Now Available for Pre-Order!

Ah! The Weird, Overcrowded Community Board…

Has anyone stuck a business card onto one of these busy boards?  I’m afraid City-State will get lost in the sea of local plumbers, artificial candles, coffee shops, and cleaning services. Well, hopefully the dysfunction of our dystopia will entice someone to pluck our dark card from the deck. Come on, library patrons, you know … More Ah! The Weird, Overcrowded Community Board…