My Brush with Hayden

Legendary Iowa football coach Hayden Fry recently celebrated his ninetieth birthday. Former players and friends traveled from all over the world to honor him.   For those who don't follow college football, in addition to turning an Iowa team that had the losing-est record in the NCAA into a national power, Fry also ran something …

Showing The Rifle

Like anyone who has spewed forth a book, I’m occasionally asked what the toughest thing is about writing. I’ll mumble something about the difficulty of making time to write when you have a full-time job and family, or trying to write when you’re not inspired, or something equally cliché. But I’m lying. I don’t want …

SF & Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll Is All My Brain & Body Need

What rock & roll tune tells its story against the background of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity? And which sci fi-themed funk masterpiece was honored by the Library of Congress? Read on for the answers to these and other questions about the connections between science fiction/fantasy and rock and roll music. In a previous post, …

Hometown Boy

I'll be doing an author event in my hometown of Council Bluffs, Iowa for the very first time on November 18. I'm excited to be an invited author to the Council Bluffs Public Library's annual Local Author Fair. The library is no longer in the Carnegie building, where I made my weekly visits there as …

Recommended!

My friends Rob Cline and Lennox Randon have each published a debut novel in the last couple of weeks. I've read them both, and even though I happily admit to being prejudiced, they are both great reads. Now, I see that Amazon is recommending them to me!Please allow me to do the same to you.Follow …