Writing

Turning Points

Turning Points

In which I talk about When Words Collide, the hierarchy my kids used to survive the weekend (and provide therapy fodder for later), the Adventures of Hagrid and Dumbledore, and purple hair. Also, a sneak peek at what’s coming next ‘round these parts.

Joshua Pantalleresco: Blessing the Broken Road

Joshua Pantalleresco: Blessing the Broken Road

Writer and podcaster Joshua Pantalleresco has had more than a few unexpected twists and turns in his life, but he’s learned to embrace change and opportunities when they come… and has usually been grateful he has.

5 Unexpected Benefits I've Received from my Writing Career

5 Unexpected Benefits I've Received from my Writing Career

Five things I’m grateful that have happened because I chose this winding road that I may not have been blessed with otherwise. Plus, I finally share the story of how I ended up in the mud!

Remembering How to Chillax

Remembering How to Chillax

In which I discuss the family vacation, progress on The Sphinx’s Heart, and introduce our trip mascots, Hagrid and Dumbledore.

Giveaways and Signings and Podcasts, Oh My!

Giveaways and Signings and Podcasts, Oh My!

There are three reasons you should read this post. Actually, scratch that. There are over a hundred reasons you should read this post. Hint: It involves free books! (Plus the other stuff in the title, too.)

Becoming Healthier Through Better Time Management

Becoming Healthier Through Better Time Management

An update on my progress toward getting fit, and what I’ve finally done that is working.

Real Talk: What the EHT Black Hole and My Fiction Career Have in Common

Real Talk: What the EHT Black Hole and My Fiction Career Have in Common

The Indie Publishing process, and the unique struggles that is posing at my current career phase. I need your help to make this thing work.

The Waterboy Cover Reveal

The Waterboy Cover Reveal

Two weeks from today, on March 27, I will be releasing The Waterboy. It will be free and available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers. Here is the cover, blurb, and a short behind-the-scenes about the book.

Finding Gratitude in a Week of Highs And Lows

Finding Gratitude in a Week of Highs And Lows

It’s been a strange week. And by “strange,” I mean it was like there were an extra six really-high highs and kinda-sucky lows stuffed into it without much of a breather between one or the other. So, for posterity, here are the highlights, and a moment to be grateful, too.

Big Week Ahead

Big Week Ahead

I’m not sure I’m cramming enough exciting things into my week. What do you think?

New Leaf and Two Announcements

New Leaf and Two Announcements

My mission to get my weight under control, plus the release of the Just Plain Gloves Knitting Pattern and an announcement about some of my short fiction.

Work Afraid

Work Afraid

Here’s a secret: We’re all afraid. Every person who succeeds at something has had to confront fear at some point to get to where they are. The trick is to start anyway.

The Benefits of "Escapist Fiction"

The Benefits of "Escapist Fiction"

Humans are made of stories. And, no matter the "world" that a story may be set in, at the heart of every good story is a character who is overcoming difficult situations that must be relatable to the reader in some way, or the story would not resonate with us. In this post, I talk about some ways that fantasy and other genres of fiction have benefited me, and why I think everyone should read or watch it.