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November 13, 2019

I came up with the idea for The Carny Cage while I was on the road working a gig at the St Paul Rodeo in Oregon. On break, I had lunch at the carnival. People watching is always a good way to understand characters. Most carnies seem a little rough and a prison story made sense to me. I liked the idea of the spinning cage an...

October 13, 2019

I had lost my way for a while, not realizing it as it was happening. I think the only life I allowed myself was through writing. I am not saying I did not live just not to the fullest while I hunkered down and wrote Rebel’s Edge. All three manuscripts were completed as I travelled for work. The chaos of modern life was forg...

March 13, 2019

Time passes so fast in its fleeting ways. It is the reason I only write for this blog once a month. Other commitments always pull and tear at time. I have quite a few posts now waiting to be discovered on this site, which is finally coalescing after trial and error as Punk Fiction. I feel my writing has a foundation with my...

January 13, 2019

Life is in constant flux. Right now I am writing the final part of my Rebel’s Edge series, Over the Edge. I started on it right after finishing the second one last summer and, with work and other commitments, it has taken longer than I had originally planned. The important thing is that it is almost done and will mark an en...

August 13, 2018

Research can involve more than archives, internet searches, books, and interviews. If possible, going to a location is important to get a feel for it. In Lane Bowden 1973, I wanted to know what it was like in the Heights neighborhood that summer. Houston is notorious for not preserving history, but there were pieces of the...

July 13, 2018

Time is a funny thing in the way it warps perception. In May of 2009, my mother, Sherry Sharp, died of cancer. To this day, that year is surreal and blurry to me. The genesis of Lane Bowden 1973 was in the middle of that fuzzy year, 2009. The moment of research that changed everything was the funeral, not my mother's, but t...

June 13, 2018

The genesis of Lane Bowden 1973 began in the aftermath of my mother’s death from cancer. Time is a funny thing in regards to memory, to this day, that time is surreal and blurry to me. I had published my first novella, Where the Road Roams, and had written some underground films, when I was approached to do a project about...

March 13, 2018

One of the most important aspects of becoming a better writer is reading vast and wide. Reading informs of how the craft works. The fundamental goal of a writer is to tell stories — to intrigue the reader enough to follow the characters on their journeys of discovery. The basic tools of shaping the protagonist and antagonis...