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Introducing Cad

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Riding the Dragon centers on Cadfael Lewis, an ex-soldier turned farmer living on the planet Librae. Cadfael (Cad for short) hasn’t had it easy, and meeting up with Drake doesn’t make things easier for him. A Broken Soldier Cad is what most would call “a broken soldier.” (Cad tends not to think of himself this way, except when he’s feeling down on himself.) A rather horrific incident with a...

Of Theme Songs and Stoners: The Official Hook, Line & Sinker Playlist

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I’m one of those writers who incorporates music as an integral part of my writing process. (Actually, music is just an integral part of my life.) I’ll sometimes orchestrate scenes to particular tunes; I use different tracks to evoke the appropriate mood. And sometimes, music doesn’t speak so much to the plot as it addresses a character. Ty Metzler, the MC of Hook, Line & Sinker, is very much...

Hook, Line & Sinker

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Chapter One Ty swayed on his feet as the train rattled and clanked over the trestles, high above the Hudson. He clutched the bar tighter, longing for the familiar ache in his fingers, the cramps that came on after hours of practice, the endless melodies of a symphonic suite played over and over until perfection was achieved. He felt nothing, which wasn’t unusual; he hadn’t practiced at all today...

A Stranger Sort of Fairy Tale

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Chapter 1: Regards from Rus The  sun  dipped  below the horizon, bathing the Kundalini desert in orangey light as darkness fell. Purple and blue hues descended from the stars, creeping down the Red Mountains, sweeping over the shifting sands around the city of Arubio.  There was a chill  in  the  air,  one  Tarquin  relished as he stepped outside. He glanced to the sky, the pale blue pinpricks...

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