Category Archives: The Dark Corner

Back In the Saddle Again

Sometimes, God’s providential hand turns things in a direction that you don’t intend and by the time you look up, it has catapulted you into the future. I say that for hiatus from posting here for a few months. Here it is I was lightly scolding others for going eight months without a posting. No, I haven’t been that egregious yet so I can still wave that flag. But the fact that I have gone have that time isn’t saying much in my favor. So, time to get back up on the horse and let my two fans (I’m sure I’ve lost one by now) know what’s going on at R.I.U. Central.

My Book Cover Journey: Part III – The Business

It’s generally understood that the three top things that sells a book are the price, the description, and the book cover. That’s just part of the business and it’s a part that we have to deal with business-like. That means when we are ready to get that cover done, we already have our agreement in hand and ready to send off to the designer, illustrator, or both if they are all one person. But do you really have to spend hundreds of dollars to have a lawyer draft you up one? Uh…the answer to that is an unequivocal, no. Here’s what you need to do.

RIU – Meechum Forest

When we look up at the stars into the vast space of the universe, we are sometimes struck with a sense of wonder in how everything came to be. Scientists know that the universe is, amazingly, expanding, which has implications.

It is no different with the RIU (Reality Imagination Universe). Though it is currently a small place, it is ever expanding. New discoveries are popping up all of the time. One of those discoveries is a little forest in rural Pennsylvania called Meechum Forest. Today, I explore this place and what its origins may be.

Project Update – The Basement

It has been some time since I gave an update on the next short story in The Dark Corner series, The Basement. I have not forgotten. Not by a long shot. Here’s the latest on this project and how you can get a copy for free as soon as it comes out.

RIU – The E-Stone

The world of RIU is slowly expanding. Those innocuous things in my stories that you read about and maybe filed away in the back of your mind as being not so important just may be something major. Today, I have a new addition to the data files of the RIU, one that, if you’ve read any of my stories, you probably were expecting.

My Book Cover Journey – Part II: The Search

One of the things that I have been working on behind the scenes is book cover art for Blackson’s Revenge. Well…technically I’ve been giving input to my book cover artist as we’ve been going back and forth on how to make it look compelling. I’m excited with what he has put together so far. However, I’m getting ahead of myself.

I said that I would chronicle my journey in creating the book cover for my novel and I like to be a man of my word. In the first part, I’ll reveal how I found a great book artist for reasonable fee. Well…reasonable to me anyway.

So, Uh…What’s Up With The Basement?

Man. I should be flogged and hogtied. I said that that next story in my short story series The Dark Corner would be out by now. And I had planned on releasing it. It is finished, so to speak. Some tweaks here and there. But…here’s the thing (you’ll see me say that phrase a lot.