Story can take you anywhere. Let you be anybody & help you beat all the odds. It can give you a glimpse into a world you never knew & fill you with wonder.
All my life I've loved the power of story. I'm enthralled by the idea of being a storyteller, like the bards of old.
Right now I've got about four novels in the making, full of characters begging me to finish their adventures & wondering what lays on the next page's of their stories.
It's hard work. I admire those who are disciplined & get it done. Needless to say, I'm learning a lot about discipline right now.
What I'm working on at the moment:
During the day, I also write for several online magazines.
“I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.”
The Tall People & Other Collected Stories
This collection contains everything from the mundane to the weird; the ordinary to the eerie. With 14 writers contributing to this volume, it will take you on a literary tour of the world unique to their experiences, their passions, and their imaginations. Whether it’s a lazy summer read or a quest for original inspiration, you’re bound to have a good time with The Tall People.
My contribution, Rose, tells the story of a girl who's been abducted and her blood is used to make people fly. It was an unusual story for me to tell, but one which is full of hidden meaning.
Glimpses of Light
During 2015, the International Year of Light, twenty-one authors from Australia & the United States have come together to explore the theme of 'glimpses of light'—finding light in dark places—through short stories, poems, flash fiction & creative non-fiction.
My contribution, The Last Blood Moon, is a dystopian speculative short story. Merillya is on the verge of adulthood. She's been given a unique gift which could change the world, but is Society ready to change? Is she?
The Independent Initiative
The truly independent source for all things filmmaking.
I have the privilege of writing and editing for this site, sharing and talking about what I love about film, advice about how to create behind and in front of the camera.
I also write film reviews and comment pieces about popular movies. Helping give insight into how to make movies.
The aim of TII is to be a resource to creatives, to give them innovative tips on how to get out there and shoot their films.
Christian Today - PSI
Every month, I write a short comment article for Press Service International (PSI) which then gets published on Christian Today, an Australian online magazine.
I began writing for them at the beginning of 2015. In August of the same year, I was awarded the Basil Sellers International Outstanding Award for my articles.
One article, Finding Life Through Story, was republished in Encounter magazine. The theme of the piece was to remember to stop & enjoy the story unfolding around us.
Backstage is one of the most trusted resources for actors and has been for over fifty years. Letting actors know of jobs and auditions, as well as being an excellent source of advice.
It's the largest online casting platform in the US.
I started writing for them in 2017, my first article was titled, How to Make the Film Crew Love You, which has since been republished on The Independent Initiative. You can subscribe to their newsletter to receive great advice straight in your inbox.
The Dreamcatcher's Journal
Every entry you read is a dream I’ve caught & stored here for the masses. Some were trickier to catch, but all worth the effort.
Each dream is unique & full of creative characters.
It's my subconscious' take on everything from Batman & Robin, to living on other planets, experiencing life or death situations & always trying to finish the adventure before the familiar buzz of an alarm calls me away.
Random Thoughts & Dreams
Random thoughts & dreams flutter around me on a daily basis. Sometimes I let them go, but sometimes those random moments turn into life lessons I want to share.
Other times, I write articles for an online magazine, Christian Today, & republish them here.
Still other times, I post a little melody of what's happening in my world as an author.