Fascinating Rhythm: On Writing Comedy

I recently published a column in my weekly newsletter, The Study, on finding your rhythm when writing comedy: You can tell when a joke will land. It’s in the way the audience laughs, whether you’ve had them from the beginning or you had to pull them to your…

The Shelf Life Episode 5: "Enlightening Conversation"

A new episode of everyone's favorite podcast sitcom is available now: A customer sends Edwin on a wild goose chase for a book that may or may not exist, while Vincent sheds some light on a difficult situation.Click here to listen—and make sure you subscribe so you get…

The Shelf Life Episode 4: “Mail Call”

A new episode of my podcast sitcom, The Shelf Life, came out on Monday: An unexpected—and unwelcome—visitor drops a bombshell in Edwin's lap that will change the future of Blue Cat Books forever, and the mail carrier brings a visitor from Edwin's past back to the present.  At…

The Prophet: A New Thriller

On Tuesday of this week, I decided to release my latest book, The Prophet to the book-buying public. It’s a literary thriller about a fundamentalist cult and a young woman trying desperately to get out. The full synopsis is below: Twelve year-old Callie Rich wouldn’t know what a…

iPad for Writers: iPadOS 13 Review

I’ve never reviewed an operating system before. It’s daunting and there’s no way I’d be able to devote months of my life to discussing every little feature inside. Instead, this review was written with a very specific demographic in mind: writers. I’ve broken it down…

Retro 51 Typewriter Rollerball Pen

What is there to say? It’s a Retro 51 rollerball. It’s weighted perfectly. It writes smoothly. It’s styled with raised typewriter keys all over it. You like Retro 51s? Buy it. You like typewriters? Buy it. It’s gorgeous. Don’t overthink this ya mook. Look, I…