Fire of Norea novel excerpt: Hanging out with Robin Goodfellow

Excerpt from "1993", in which Norea, about 10 years old, was given a sleep aid before running away from home. After a particularly bizarre dream involving a talking praying mantis, she wakes again, perhaps still inside a dream: Norea rubbed her eyes. “Speak very quietly now,” a warm voice softly instructed her. “Why?” She shook... Continue Reading →

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Fire of Norea novel excerpt: Visiting Rabbi Goodman

From "1987": Norea, 3 years old, travels with Bill to Reno to visit his friend, Rabbi Goodman: Norea fell back against the arm of the chair and crossed her arms. "I don't know what you guys are talking about!" Rachel smiled. "Neither do we, my dear. The question is the point, not the answer." Norea... Continue Reading →

Getting my Masters Degree: “Write What You Know”

   I'm about to graduate with a degree in Religious Studies. Thursday, I submitted the final paper of my graduate degree: this one an attempt to salvage the reputation of second century Alexandrian Christian (often called "gnostic") Valentinus from the heresiological reports of Church Fathers like Irenaeus and the resulting orthodox historical narrative that shapes... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Winner!

Wow, what a feeling. I've never "won" NaNoWriMo before (50,000 words written in the month of November for National Novel Writing Month). I've been working on my novel for roughly four years and this is the third year I've participated in NaNoWriMo. The problem has always been that I was still doing research for my... Continue Reading →

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