Family Style Games – GenCon Week!

This week we are at GenCon, vending at booth #1940 – Wicked Clever. If you are there, stop by and say “Hi”, buy a book (or some of the other cool things we will have), and a get your picture with Gandersnitch. In honor of the occasion, I am going to talk about games today.…

“Use the tool, don’t be a tool!” – Gandersnitch Rants

One of the greatest things about social media, is that we can learn about things happening in the world as they happen, with potentially a great purity of message. News no longer has to be filtered through a corporate lens or distilled into sound bites. Twitter, facebook, and the like have in some ways made…

A Most Excellent Tale… or Five!

My own book, The Completely Inappropriate Tales of Gandersnitch the Goblin, is steeply discounted this week in ebook form ($1.99 on Amazon), and thus today seems like a perfect time to talk a bit about the things I personally like to read. I figure most of the readers here have picked up my own book,…

Episode 2: Grue – The Roanoke Sessions

(Note: This is part 2 of an ongoing series. For Episode 1, click here.) Grue liked the city. It was dark, empty, and quiet. Grue liked the dark. He felt safer in its shadows. A thick blanket of fog filled the narrow streets of the city from morning to night. It huddled in the alleyways…

A Rose (Tyler) by any other name…

Today I want to take a moment to talk about names, character names especially. Now, I may have an edge here from my years of role-playing games, but I still spend a good bit of time trying to find the perfect name for my characters in any endeavor. A good name helps make a character…

Mermaids! – A Gandersnitch Rant

Hello sheeple! Today I thought, for my biweekly blog post, I could talk about something important. Like politics, or global warming, or men in dresses… you know, that sort of earth shattering stuff that nobody except rabid shut ins actually seems to give a damn about on the internet. But NOOOOOOOOOO! Instead, I get tagged…

Start at the beginning… then don’t stop!

As promised, on Fridays I am going to provide you with insights into the way I work (or the things that slow me down and keep me from working.) I don’t know if it will be of any interest to anyone out there, and I certainly do not profess to be some literary genius or…

The Goblin Guy’s Marvelous Menagerie – 7/8/15

In addition to posting fiction every other Monday, I have decided to set a schedule and post to this blog three times a week. Mondays will be the a fore mentioned fiction (alternating with Gandersnitch Rants) and Friday’s will be an insight to how I work (or don’t work as the case may sometimes be.)…

Episode 1: Rags – The Roanoke Sessions

My dad wrote a book. Big deal. As a list of achievements go, that is pretty small potatoes. Anybody can write a book. Just like anybody can father a child. It doesn’t mean they should. I mean heck, I could write a book. I could, but I’m not going to. Though if I did, I…

Fiction, Free for the Funky

In an attempt to carve out some creative work time each week, and to keep the momentum rolling while I deal with the less-creative side of my job, I have decided to try a bit of an experiment.   I have found, that perhaps the hardest part of being a self employed and self published…