Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sleep... or... Death?

I do not know if it is because we are now into the 'summer-death' here in grand 'ol Phoenix that I thought of this, but it came to me recently nonetheless. Or perhaps it's because of watching too much crime drama before going to sleep, who knows.

The notion is this: A common custom we have in covering ourselves; and I'm not talking about the clothes we wear. I'm speaking of how, when we sleep, we cover up - with our sheets and blankys. We generally do it fully, the entire length of our body, except our head. And all the while as we slumber, we are basically unconscious.

Now, the morbid part. When a body becomes deceased, permanently unconscious, we do the same thing; cover it all, head included! Why these dark curiousities come to me I'll never know, but I find it interesting how close these two customs are, and I guess how close sleep and death must be. I suppose it's as close as the foot or two difference in covering, or not covering that head!

Undoubtedly, one of the reasons the parallel came to mind was working on the Cross Gate novels, which have so much to do with sleeping and dreaming. Thought I'd take a few moments out of all that to share my twisted little observation.

Sleep on that one, why don'tcha!

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Unofficially OFFICIAL:
CROSS GATE Book 1 premiered at the Summer 2016 Phoenix ComicCon June 4-7!
Yes, the years of writing, consulting, and endless editing came to fruition at the event
at the booth of AZ Publishing Services, with books on hand for sale!

To have actual product to hold in one's hand is truly a dream realized for this author.
I look forward to more success as the process continues to move on and ahead.

And, of course, Books 2-3 to follow in the next few years! Yee-hah, we get to do all
of the above AT LEAST two more times!

Rock n Roll, and Dream On!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Hurry, hurry, read all about it!

A book release date for Cross Gate Book 1 has been established!

April 16th, 2016 is the target date. More details to follow.