a quiet place to write

Henry Melton - 1968

I’ve been a writer for… a long time, many decades. One thing I’ve found indispensable is a quiet place—some place where I can hear my own thoughts. For me, this is difficult.  My hearing is sensitive. I pick up conversations from a distance.  If I can’t hear something you’re saying, it’s only because there are… Continue reading a quiet place to write

Offsite Backups

My wife and I both have big storage needs, tens of terabytes each. She takes pictures—many pictures—as a nature photographer. Plus all those game cameras around our property clicking away all night haven’t helped. I have all my stories, all the research and all the publication and layout data, not to mention years worth of… Continue reading Offsite Backups

New Novel: Hexing the Circle

And no, it’s not a witchcraft book… I had an idea for a story about an ordinary college student that just happened to stumble upon an alien artifact, along with all the trials that brought to his life. Once I started, the story came together very quickly. Although I’ve gotten my shots, it still doesn’t… Continue reading New Novel: Hexing the Circle