Halloween 2018 Short Story: Catch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star by M.A. Kropp The old man stood up, stretching the muscles in his lower back. He winced as the tightness worked its way out. Picking up the carved pumpkin sitting on his worktable, he turned and surveyed the rest of the small workshop. All around him, on shelves and in boxes, … Continue reading Halloween 2018 Short Story: Catch a Falling Star

Baking Wednesday: Monday Version

I know. I said I was going to do baking posts on Wednesday, but Wednesday is Halloween and that means this year's Halloween story should post on that day. So, I decided to flip things around a little. I think one should shake up the routine a bit now and again. Good for the soul. … Continue reading Baking Wednesday: Monday Version

Friday Review: Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham (Audiobook)

Narrated by Grover Gardner Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Few could argue that Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill stood, and still stand, as the guiding forces behind the Allied victories in World War II. Together, they wrote a major part … Continue reading Friday Review: Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham (Audiobook)

Baking Wednesday: English Muffins, Part Two

Does the idea of a toasted English muffin with butter melting into all those nooks and crannies make your mouth water? I know it does mine. I love good old toasted bread with breakfast, but an English muffin can raise a simple breakfast to the fancy. Most references I found trace the English muffin back … Continue reading Baking Wednesday: English Muffins, Part Two

Cover Reveal, Pre-Sale is On, and, Oh, Heck- Let’s Do a Giveaway

Last week, I posted a couple of the concept art sketches for the cover of Two's Company.  Below are two images that show the idea we decided on with color, background, and text added. I really loved the way Rob managed to put Deuce's face into the art without taking away from the overall idea.   … Continue reading Cover Reveal, Pre-Sale is On, and, Oh, Heck- Let’s Do a Giveaway

Friday Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton My rating: 2 of 5 stars In this rather odd book, Gabriel Syme is recruited into a secret branch of Scotland Yard whose mission is to track down and eliminate the threat posed by a group of anarchists who, as anarchists will, want to destroy … Continue reading Friday Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton

Two’s Company Cover Design: The First Steps

With the release date for Two's Company fast approaching (December 18!), and the cover art turning out beautifully, I thought maybe I would share a few of the concept sketches my cover artist sent for me to look at. These are rough sketches, intended to show a few ideas he had for where to go … Continue reading Two’s Company Cover Design: The First Steps

Quick Blast for Circle Unbroken

Hey, I just noticed that, for some reason known only to them, my first novel, Circle Unbroken, is discounted at the Google Play store. I mean, it's only discounted by $.96 but it's something, right? This would be in .epub format (sorry, Kindle people!). Here's the link to take a look: Circle Unbroken And here's … Continue reading Quick Blast for Circle Unbroken

Wednesday Wanderings: Good Omens Trailer, Dyeing Fabric with Bacteria, and Dust Storms on Titan

I don't know about you, but I am not so patiently waiting for the Amazon adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett's "Good Omens" in 2019. Here's the first trailer and it looks just awesome: Good Omens This technique of dyeing fabric with bacteria is not only cool, but it could save billions of gallons … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Good Omens Trailer, Dyeing Fabric with Bacteria, and Dust Storms on Titan