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Alabama Bound

At the end of this month, I’ll set forth on my annual road trip from Bismarck, North Dakota to Monroeville, Alabama—a trip I’ve made every year since my senior year of high school. In Minneapolis, I'll pick up my high school friend Mike, after which we'll hit...

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2017: In Review

At this time last year, I posted a blog regarding the many positive things I experienced in 2016. For me, it was a fantastic year for many reasons, not the least of which was publishing Warrior of Light in November 2016. Later, I posted a blog covering my upcoming...

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Book Review: Dracula

This October, I read Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Few characters are as readily identifiable as Stoker’s titular count, who has now been featured in over two hundred adaptations. Walk into any crowded room in the country, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a single person...

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Writing (and the Deer Stand)

Last weekend was deer opener in Minnesota. As I sat in the stand, I thought back to a November morning several years ago, when I found myself sitting in a deer stand near the crack of dawn in the north woods. The season was colder than usual, and before the sun rose,...

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ValleyCon 2017

This past weekend, I attended ValleyCon in Fargo, ND. ValleyCon began in March 1977, and has been a staple in the Fargo-Moorhead community ever since. This served as a fitting close to my 2017 convention season, which for me began in February when I attended...

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How Did Warrior of Light Begin?

A lot of folks have asked me how Warrior of Light began. Some already know this story, but others may not. Well, like many other writers, I was a reader first. I’ve been reading stories for as long as I can remember, and eventually I decided to try writing one. As an...

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Book Review: Bleak House

I recently finished reading Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. The novel tells the story of Esther Summerson, a young lady peripherally involved in a court case, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, that has lasted for years. While Esther is not a principal in the case, two of her...

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Movie Review: Stephen King’s “It”

On Thursday, September 7th, I watched the new version of Stephen King’s It. Of all the movies I’ve gone to, I can think of four that completely mesmerized me in-theater: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Dark Knight, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now, It. Here are...

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