Don’t Let Your Girlfriend Use Scissors

The wonderful folks at Open: Journal of Arts & Letters have published my short nonfiction story written on June 2016 during and about my wife’s (then my girlfriend) time creating her installation piece for Small Space Fest in Las Vegas.

Here is the installation piece described:

If you’d like to read about our madnesses conjoining in a mist of dilligent productivity, please check out Don’t Let Your Girlfriend Use Scissors here.

What a proud day it was for me to watch this unbelievably talented young woman in her state of process. She was at first my dream, now she’s my Queen.

-TDR

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Holiday Book Giveaway

Elena Hartwell, whom had interviewed me a few months prior, has allowed my novel to partake in her December Book Giveaway.

Enter by December 16

So, if you’d like to get a copy of my novel, Brothers Of Blood, among others, before Christmas do yourself a favor and follow this link to her site where you will have instructions on how to enter.

My copy will have a personalized signature from me for the winner, so that’s pretty neat.

Synopsis:

Brothers of Blood follows Belle Whynecrow in her final year of highschool. Her best friends Josue, Xavier, and Jesus the hobo welcome the new kid, Chris, with welcome arms. The only catch? To quell their boredom, Belle tells them to create a kill list, marking off the names as they complete their goal before senior year ends. While struggling to pass their classes with flying colors, this band of merry murderers seems to be on a delightfully bloody roll until Belle’s long imprisoned older brother, Beau, arrives at her doorstep. Now a devout man of God, the brotherhood schemes for his return to his original, and highly exaggerated, bloodlust. That is, if Chris’s jealousy doesn’t destroy Belle’s ranking in the gang first. Not everyone will survive, but those who do will certainly have a year to remember because those that kill together live forever.

Otherwise, check out Brothers Of Blood on AMAZON or INDIEBOUND.

And find me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

-TDR

Character Interview

I had the fortune of being allowed to stretch my creative fingertips by way of In Search Of A Witch’s Soul author, D. Lieber.

What is contained within this link is a so-called missing chapter from my book Brothers Of Blood. Main protagonist, Belle Whyencrow has been taken in by police and brought in for questioning over the murders that have taken place, something that doesn’t happen in the book.

I thought it would be fun to instead, not write this as prose, but simple interview format. I hope I wasn’t wrong.

There is also an excerpt from the story as well, showing a different side of Belle and her lesser advertised, but just as important characters, Ms. Lefkae and her mother, Norma.

So, please take a seat, whether that’s on the bus, at lunch, or anywhere your reading heart desires to check out a brand new character interview for my debut novel.

-TDR

Purchase Brothers Of Blood here.

What A Life

A sad day indeed, true believers!

My first introduction to Stan “The Man” Lee was his narration of the PS1 Spider-Man game. He was bombastic, elaborate, and poppy with every word, easily taking over the mind of a young teenager about to have his world turned upside down by the deep and ever shifting mythology of Marvel Comics. I may write novels and short stories now, but before that I wrote unrealized comic books starring monkey bounty hunters in the deep south and rock stars fighting through the apocalypse. If it wasn’t for this man, along with Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Bill Finger, Sam Keith, Neil Gaiman, Chris Claremount and many more, I don’t know where I would have begun as not just a writer or artist, but a human being.

Long live the creators who have influenced us! Thank you for putting a face on creations so that I could have discovered many more. These weren’t just comic books, these were works of art made by a team of creators and they have done more for me than I could ever describe. You will be sorely missed. Excelsior! – TDR