Punk Fiction Blog

August 13, 2020

The deerskin vest on the cover of Where the Road Roams has an interesting story. I had finished the manuscript and was looking to self-publish in a very green way. The process, over a decade ago, was not as accessible as it is now, so I chose a vanity press, Wasteland Press. In a DIY spirit, I decided to create my first boo...

July 31, 2020

Starting a story is an interesting process. I feel it is always good to start in the middle of an action and learn the situation and characters going forward. One of the dangers is of getting sidetracked into events that make no difference if they are there or not. In writing, everything needs to serve the story or rather t...

July 13, 2020

I have had a realization that my YA series, Rebel’s Edge, really fits in with the troubled youth genre. When I wrote the manuscripts my goal was to recount the past in a narrative story form and out of  respect to real life to change names, combine some characters, speed up pacing, and focus on the primary friendship in the...

June 30, 2020

A time of reflection is passing slowly. I have decided to take a long social media break. Misinformation, stupidity, and tragedy unfold each day in torrents on social feeds. I feel on edge. The internet is a blessing and a curse. Its importance is in witnessing events from afar like the miracle of birth and the devastation...

June 13, 2020

The year so far has given me a lot of time to think. Writing my cyberpunk dystopian novel has been a fitting pastime, especially when I had no idea how the world would change when I outlined it last year. I have also kept busy with online classes, workouts, and explorations of streaming films and series, but something has b...

May 31, 2020

The return of the drive-in is an unexpected twist in 2020. The number one film for the last four weeks is The Wretched, a wonderful throwback monster movie playing the modern drive-in circuit. I have always had a fondness for seeing films on a big screen outdoors. There is something magical about being under the stars in my...

May 13, 2020

Keeping busy during lockdown has been a quantum change. Routines are different, all indoors. I have adapted always moving forward, reorganizing, and finding my way in a new world. I do a prison style workout of sit-ups, pushups, and a resistance band everyday along with some stretch and Tai Chi videos. My reading time has d...

April 30, 2020

The last days before lockdown were strange. There was a vibe in the air—a second sense—of something being wrong. A subconscious fear was on the rise. The first I noticed it was February 23rd. Bo and I went to Georgetown to eat at a Chinese restaurant. A lot of people were out in the thrall of restaurants and shops. We desce...