“Tainted Roses: Death to a Mind” now available as a Podiobook!

Well, it’s official: the first book of the Tainted Roses: “Death to a Mind” universe is now available on Podiobooks.com. Again, bit thanks go out to Katherina and Mick from Every Photo Tells… for, well, just about everything, from the inspiration of the initial photo, to patiently reading through the submission that wasfar outside their short-story length guidelines, to taking the initiative to produce the novella as an audio book, to finally suggesting and convincing me that it should go on Podiobooks.

Thanks, guys!

And yes: this is the first book of the Tainted Roses. I love these characters, and ever since I finished this first novella, I’ve been wondering about them, what they get up to next, who they are, what they would do when this or that happens. I think I’ve learned a lot since I wrote the book, and listening to it back again has told me even more about it.

So, I intend to write more. I make no promises on when it might happen, as I’ve been overwhelmed with duties and responsibilities in a number of different directions, but I’m thinking a nice weekend with just my thoughts, my laptop and a bottle or two of decent red wine, and I’ll have another draft finished.

Until then, enjoy the novella, and if you have any comments or questions, by all means make them!

November traditions: NaNoWriMovember!

I’m not sure why this year has marked so many changes to me. Perhaps it is the reeling and rocking reaction to the changes that have come external to me, the changes I initiate as course corrections in response to the asteroids and stellar tailwinds.

Or maybe it is just the outpouring after a dam has burst, its pent-up contents free to stream out and release the potential energy..

In any case, I’m trying two traditions this year, for November, which are new to me: Movember and NaNoWriMo. Or rather, I’m trying┬áto. Continue reading