Wednesday, June 29, 2022

A Collection of Poetry


While I haven't finished the fourth E&L yet, I've been slowly working, for several years, on a little volume of poetry called In the Bright Morning. It's only a handful of poems but I have meticulously revisited these lines picking at them and helping them to flow more and more, all the while biding my time. You see, a part of me doesn't want these verses to see the light of day. As I've grown older, I've become more emotionally guarded and this little work is the antonym of the wall I desire to create between me and others. These poems are just my raw feelings. They concern hope and despair, faith and fear, joy and grief. In a phrase, what it’s like to be human. Look for it in early July on Amazon or pretty much wherever books might be found online!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Putting an old site to new use

Years ago, when writing the first two books,  I created this blog to serve as a hub for my work. As the years passed, I found newer and shinier platforms to use but I think it's high time for a return to the basics and a return to this blog. 

It's been ten years since I last posted here. Ten. I had a good stroll down memory lane just coming back to this blog. Many things have changed (including my reflection in the mirror) while others have remain constant. I'm still a full time husband, father and teacher. As such it has been quite a challenge to find the time necessary to devote to the world of The Emblem & The Lantern. I have one book left to write! That's all! Still, I'm finding this one to be the toughest to approach. From the beginning of this series I knew how I wanted it to end. That's not the problem. The problem is filling in the story with ALL the things I want to say. Each book has had underlying themes and messages that I wanted to get across and right now I'm finding ways within the beats of the continuing story to develop old ideas while sharing new ideas at the same time, all the while staying true to the heart of the Lambent Twins' journey. 

Check back periodically as I will be trying to utilize this blog like I did in the early days as means of accountability to you all.