Author: Joe

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Music for Writing Horror

Sometimes when I write I need a little music to help me set the tone of my story. Some people like to listen to white noise or ocean sounds, but I write stories that are a bit dark. Whale noises and static aren’t going to cut it for me. I like to listen to something heavier and/or a bit ‘off-kilter’.… Read more →

Ptarmigan Ridge in the fog looked like an other world.

I Hate Not Finishing Books

As the title says: I hate not finishing books. Up until the last couple of years it was rare that I would put down any book before finishing it. It wasn’t that I felt obligated to finish the books, I genuinely wanted to know how they ended. Since I’ve started taking writing more seriously (and my reading time has become… Read more →

Onward! Goals for 2019

First of all, Happy New Year to all of you out there on the wild internets. 2018 has ended and 2019 is only beginning. And so, without further distraction, I want to share a succinct list of my goals for the new year. Improve my writing. I will actively continue seeking out and practicing ways to improve my craft. Figure… Read more →

My Son Heading to the Next Rise on the Skyline Divide Trail

2018: A Review

2018 has been an eventful year for my family and I. Subsequently, now that it’s coming to a close, I wanted to reflect on some of my family, hiking, and writing adventures. Family Adventures! My wife’s, favorite place to visit is the Pacific Coast. Whenever we can, we like to take little weekend trips to visit. On one of these… Read more →

My Top 7 Books of 2018

I read a grand total of 75 books this year. Some were good, others were bad, and a few were amazing. Here is a list of my top 7 books that I read in 2018.   Swift to Chase – by Laird Barron Laird Barron is one of my favorite authors. Over the past ten years since I first picked… Read more →