Friday, October 13, 2017

robot novel sketch

This is Aaron's sketch for the little novel
I wrote this summer about the magician
and the robot. Stay tuned for more on
this book. It's going to be a winner!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

robot vs. mummy

I turned over the manuscript of
the novel I wrote during this summer
to Aaron who will be doing illustrations.
The book features one of those clunky
robots we all love. Back when being a
robot meant something. And this morning
I gave The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy
a look. A commendable movie, but I had
to skip to 53 minutes in when the robot
finally stirs to life. Too bad he fell into
bad company and walked into that cemetery.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Book Event on October 27th!

The first event for our book In the Valley
of Mystic Light will be at the Skagit
Historical Museum on October 27th.

Looking forward to seeing you there and
thank you to everyone who helped put this

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


My friend Aaron (illustrator of The Book
of Ticks) gave me this great old Scholastic
Book. These monster books were my
favorites back when I was in grade school.

Monday, October 2, 2017

movie time

I watched a movie I haven't seen in 29 years,
the amazing Stalker, by director Andrei Tarkovsky.
It's an inspiration for the new book I've been
writing, which is influenced by all those European
classic movies I grew up watching.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

mystic light

proof copy just arrived. It looks and feels
amazing. This book will be starring all
around town in October, so stay tuned.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

movie time

Watched two good movies:
Desire (1936) and The Dark Corner (1946).
I especially liked the part with William Bendix
on the payphone while the girl in the hallway
annoys him with a slide whistle.