Join me on Tuesday, February 6 from 7:00-8:00 at Howell Library (formerly England Run) in Stafford for a presentation on “Arts and the Apocalypse.” I will give an overview on Apocalypse stories and artwork from various cultures, identify common themes, and discuss how we can use Apocalyptic motifs when creating art. On Saturday, March 10 at 10:00, I will be giving a lecture on Self Portrait Photography. Learn tips for how to take artistic selfies, use photo filters, and make quick retouches in Photoshop.
Come see me in the Fredericksburg area at one of these events! Writer’s Conference • November 11 @ Porter Library I will be part of a panel discussion from 1:30-3:00, and available for questions and comments at the authors’ reception from 3:00-5:00. Book Signing and Art Sale • December 2 @ England Run Library, 1:00-3:00 Book Signing and Art Sale • December 9 @ Salem Church Library, 1:00-3:00 Book Signing and Art Sale • December 16 @ Porter Library, 1:00-3:00 Lecture: Art and the Apocalypse • February 6 @ England Run Library, 7:00-8:00 Art has a unique way of communicating thoughts more »
My world changed the night I lost my mind. What had once been tucked out of sight and held in silence came roaring onto center stage. I was no longer able to hide the fact I live my life connected to a world most people don’t see. Part of me doesn’t care– I am what I am, weirdness and all– but another part does, because no matter how much I commit to being shamelessly myself, the world can encroach on me. I’ve seen it is possible to lose my freedom, to be made unsafe, to be questioned on things I more »
January 27th, 2016 The sounds of cannon fire and shouting rang across the river as the sun was rising. Moloch’s army had arrived in the night as the Train passed, and had begun their assault on Corerrofin hours before sunup. Lask had left Stefin to oversee the battlefield, and returned to Avigdell. Falient had prepared his ship, and was ready to leave, but Lask needed to wait until sunrise for the final piece of magic. He stood with Barrett on the balcony as the sun appeared in the east, the two facing the light appearing over the falls. Barrett knelt more »
January 18th, 2016 Lask engaged the time dial on his forearm with a final click, gold magic curling around his wrist and hand, engulfing the key as he slid it into the door. He glanced at Giemm, who nodded. Lask opened the door, peering around it with cautious eyes. The door opened into a dim chamber. Lask recognized the space of the huge master bedroom of Kotelvira, but the room was back in the Dark stronghold of Kotelgrym. The grey overcast of daylight filtered through the tattered curtains, and a thick buildup of soot blackened the mantle and nearby wall. more »