I am an author and blogger currently residing in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. I operate a professional pool & spa service business with my brother, Riptide Pool Care, now in our 12th season. Holding two nutritional certifications, in both general nutrition and ancestral health, I am a healthy nutrition, fitness, & lifestyle advocate. I describe myself as an individualist & consensualist, & syncretist.
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About My Fiction
I’ve been reading and writing (well, trying) since I was old enough to know how to do either. I still remember, when I was just a kid, spending endless hours downstairs banging away on my mom’s old typewriter, trying to write novels. In grade school I won a little writing contest and was published in the community newspaper. Later, in junior high school, I discovered they offered a typing class, and I immediately signed up—thus furthering my hope of becoming a writer. (If I remember correctly, I was the only guy in a class full of girls…I know, I know, showing my age…). As an adult, I worked as a technical writer, marketing & advertising copywriter, and graphic designer for a manufacturing company. During that time, I had a poem published (The Wall), as well as some articles in the local newspaper. I also wrote a little rhyming children’s book entitled Kip the Kangaroo (which never went anywhere—I didn’t know anyone who could draw cartoon animals!)
Years later, around 2001, while living in Houston, Texas, I completed my first short story: the psychologically twisted A Sweet Ride (which remains a reader favorite to this day).
Then in 2009, my mystifying story The Traveler was awarded First Place in the International Short Fiction competition hosted by Carpe Articulum Literary Review magazine. Also, my ghost story Forever Anna Day received Honorable Mention (essentially fourth place) in the same competition the following year. (Forever Anna Day has since been expanded to a novella, and is included in my collection Rolling The Bones, which is now available in hardcover, as well as paperback and on Kindle
Also in 2010, my chilling story CATS (not the musical) ascended the ranks to become a Finalist (top 100) in the Writer’s Digest 79th Annual Writing Competition, in the Genre Short Story category (horror), and eventually placing 40th. CATS has since been greatly expanded to a short novel entitled CATS: the number of the beast, which is available on Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle, and is also now included in the extended edition of my collection Rolling The Bones, which is now available in hardcover, as well as paperback and on Kindle.
In 2016, I published my dark fiction collection Rolling The Bones, which comprises twelve subtly interconnected tales: 8 short stories, 3 novellas, and a short novel.
I currently have an extensive novel under development (working title Primeval), and am also considering two future collections.
To peruse my fiction, and for notification of future book releases, you can visit/follow my Amazon Author Page.
About This Blog
After a lifetime of learning, growing, and understanding (at least trying to) myself and this strange and wonderful world we live in, I decided to create INSIGHTS Blog in order to share any and all tidbits, tips, knowledge, information, truth, wisdom, hacks, etc. that I believe has aided me along my own journey, in the hope that it might aid someone else along theirs. I figure that if one single person benefits in some way from my efforts here, then I will have left the world just a tad better than when I arrived, and that is my ultimate goal.
My ultimate mission: to seek, discover, assimilate, and disseminate TRUTH