I’ve always been a sucker for silly public art pieces like these. There are probably a dozen or so of these human-sized metal statues standing along Dunlap Street in Central Phoenix. Two of my favorites are this cowboy and this dapper-looking steampunk fellow. There are also “footprints” and tools (hatchets, picks) embedded in the sidewalks. […]
Dark Harlequin: The Clockwork Ninja
Being a steampunk fanatic, anything with “clockwork” in the title automatically piques my interest. The book’s cover illustration of a colorful harlequin-like character added to my fascination. Clockwork Ninja turned out not to be steampunk, but rather an imaginative urban fantasy set mostly in my hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Full disclosure: I know the author, […]
Cover Design for Independent Authors
If you do a web search of “cover design” on-line you’ll find that many writers say “don’t do your own covers.” They mention the many pre-made designs available for purchase and recommend using one of those. That’s fine for some folks, but I’m a control freak who can’t let that go. My books are my […]
Professor Ione D is Back!
The print edition of Professor Ione D. and the Epicurean Incident is finally done and should be available on Amazon in just a few days. Arlys and I are really proud of this book. It’s the same exciting adventure as in the ebook but in an attractive paperback with twenty great original illustrations. We’ve also […]