On the status of Corvus Rex Book One

It has been far longer than intended for Corvus Rex to hit the presses. Much has happened since this journey began (an ill timed move to Santa Fe, NM and then back to North Carolina within the same year among other stressors, for example), and the journey continues. I’ve come around to evaluating how I wish to go about putting this book out, and that also includes the story’s presentation itself. So far, it has been a large experiment, and once it comes to an end, we shall see if it works out or if a new perspective should be taken. Continue reading “On the status of Corvus Rex Book One”

Viridescent

12687891_150321102015123_7757497759970013908_nEarlier in 2018, the short film I wrote (and then later co-rewrote along with friend Troy H. King) completed its festival run and is now available for public consumption. When I first blogged about Viridescent almost two years ago, it was still in post but very close to complete, but now it has come full circle and is a project that I am super proud of. January and February are forever the anniversary months in which it was filmed, and those of us involved will always remember fondly those cold nights shooting in a haunted hotel.

So here it is, available on Vimeo for public viewing. It is a horror film (content warning here: violence, sexual situations, gore) both psychological as well as supernatural.

Or is it supernatural? Click the link below and decide for yourself.

Viridescent Short Film

Getting Caught Up

It has been a long time since I’ve blogged or posted news of my latest projects anywhere but on Facebook, but now it’s time to get caught up and stay on top of things. That said, I can’t do all of that catching up right here, right now, but I will be back more often with news on where the Corvus Rex series stands and some other decisions being made at this time to streamline and simplify things while prioritizing writing and art.

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Find Your Muse

In 2009 I was going through a transition. My first marriage had ended and I had moved back across the country from Los Angeles, but writing is my passion, so I kept clacking out whatever suited my fancy: novels, screenplays, fic, anything that kept me creative. It was my therapy and the only way I could see my way through such a daunting life change. During that time, I wrote a screenplay for a short film titled La Fée Vert which evoked the folklore centered around the centuries old liquor that is absinthe and the myth of the green fairy who lived in the absinthe. She was the muse of many a great artist or author such as Vincent Van Gough, Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allen Poe. Drink at your own peril, the legends claimed, for the muse could drive you mad, and for the better part of the last century, absinthe was declared illegal in many places. In 2007, however, it became legal in the U.S. again, the rumors of its maddening properties greatly diminished after much scientific study. Continue reading “Find Your Muse”