So, first things first.

How is everyone doing?

I’ve been doing well. I’m now an Assistant Library Branch Supervisor for a single-staff rural branch. Our two boys are off to college in the fall, and I’m still working on my first book.

For the book, I decided to add a character that only appeared in the first part of the first chapter, so to now have her involved in the whole story, is taking longer than I thought.

Work has been busy. Running your own branch feels a little like running your own franchise, but without the financial commitment. I’ve felt a little overwhelmed at times, but I love it!

As a result, I haven’t been here, or podcasting, or submitting work to TBM Horror Experts like I did before. I’m actually not contributing to TBMHE on any type of schedule anymore, due to my changes in writing priorities. I do plan on working out some type of writing schedule, but I’m not the most organized in that area.

I do have some more news. A few years ago, I decided to submit poems to different sites and publications. While my work has appeared on a few sites, only one physical publication accepted my work. That was a few years ago. Now, that publication is coming out. You will be able to find three of my poems in the latest issue of The Stray Branch. The website hasn’t been completely updated yet, but here is the link on It feels strange to have my work appear in a physical form. Somehow, it feels different from online. Either way, recognition in both forms is pretty awesome!

Well, that’s it for now. I am REALLY behind on checking out your sites, and will do my disorganized best to remedy that.

Until then, take care of yourselves. 🙂