Those of you who know me know that I have a bit of an obsession with figuring out who Jack the Ripper was. Everyone has heard of… Read more “I Don’t Know Jack (But I Know What He Looked Like)”
So You Think Shakespeare is Old English, Eh?
Pet peeve alert: It drives me crazy when I hear people refer to Shakepeare’s language as “Old” English. It is not Old English. It is not even… Read more “So You Think Shakespeare is Old English, Eh?”
Or would you rather be a pig…?
Old-timers might remember the subject heading as a line from the Bing Crosby song, “Swinging on a Star.” But I’m not here to write about Bing Crosby or… Read more “Or would you rather be a pig…?”
Why is “doubt” spelled with a “b,” anyway?
When uncertain about something, Chaucer, in the 14th century, would “doute.” William the Conquerer, 300 years earlier, would “dute” or “dote.” So why do we now spell… Read more “Why is “doubt” spelled with a “b,” anyway?”
Till or ‘Til?
My first publisher and I used to go around and around about this. I preferred to use “till” in many cases in place of “until.” She insisted… Read more “Till or ‘Til?”
A Killing Snow to be published
Our latest novel, A Killing Snow, has been accepted for publication by Penmore Press. We just signed the contract yesterday. No publication details to share yet, but… Read more “A Killing Snow to be published”
This column was originally printed on February 15, 1999, in the UNI Library’s newsletter Rod & Staff. (See, the real name of the library is the Rod… Read more “History Stuff”
NEW NOVEL HAS BEEN PUBLISHED
Hey, Anyone out there in cyberland who may be reading this: My 142-page science fiction novella “A Survivor’s Tale” was published on July 17, 2014, and is… Read more “NEW NOVEL HAS BEEN PUBLISHED”
ANOTHER UPCOMING NOVEL
Hey, y’all, my very short science fiction novel A SURVIVOR’S TALE will be published soon by All Things That Matter Press. I went solo on this one–no… Read more “ANOTHER UPCOMING NOVEL”
New novel: SHUN THE HEAVEN
Hey, everyone: Just a note to let you know that Roger and I have finished the first couple of drafts of our new project, a historical novel called Shun… Read more “New novel: SHUN THE HEAVEN”