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Tales from the Ragged Edge · 1W ago

Travel: Writing Research

That’s the dream, right? Pack the bags and fuck off to some far-away place for an indulgent period of time to write, research, absorb your surroundings, and write some more. If you’re like m...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 3W ago

Behind the Story: The Complicated Journey of Madjack

On May 16th, Meerkat Press will release their eagerly awaited superhero anthology Behind the Mask. (It’s available for pre-order now and the advance reviews have been great and the table of ...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 1M ago

Evolution of a Character: Gato Loco

I don’t know how other authors do it, but at least in my case, it’s uncommon for a character to leap fully-formed from brain to paper. I find that often times the character comes together in...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 1M ago

For Your Consideration: 5 Favorite Bands

I saw a meme going around the Social-Media-Sphere™ this morning, a listy kinda meme, where you list several bands in a Band you Hate, Band you feel is Over-rated, Guilty Pleasure Band…kind o...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 1M ago

10 Favorite Songs from Musical Theater

In news that might not surprise many of you, I’m one of those bastards who loves musical theater. No joke. Couldn’t get enough of it as a kid. Found my mom’s album of My Fair Lady and never ...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 1M ago

Schedule for Norwescon 40

This will be my fourth consecutive Norwescon, and my third year coordinating the Horror track–one of the highlights of my year. I don’t have that busy of a convention this year, which is nic...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 2M ago

What the Future Holds for Patrons

I expect by now you’ve likely heard that I’m undertaking a Patreon model to incentivize me to create Cobalt City short fiction. If not, this is your notice. Click on the link above and you’l...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 3M ago

Scenes from a Misspent Youth

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted, and I probably owe an apology or maybe an explanation. Short answer: health, politics, and depression cornered me in an alley, beat me up, and took ...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 5M ago

After the Huge Crossover, a New Cobalt

I had a realization earlier today as I was plugging away on the next Cobalt City novel. (Yes, the novel is going well. No idea when it will be done, but I’m writing angry and will keep y’all...
Tales from the Ragged Edge · 6M ago

Shifting Gears & Sharpening Swords

In September, I was working on my punk rock fable A Winter Lullaby and taking my time with it because I want to do this one right. It’s the novel I’m taking seriously in the same way I pursu...