A Glimpse of Adventure

You’ve met Merona Grant (and if you haven’t, you should), and though for the time being I’ve put my writing edits on her story on hold (so I can go back with fresh eyes later), I’ve been plugging away at sketching in some of the interior concept art for her upcoming adventure. And well… I…

Meet Merona Grant

I’ve been working on a little story (which has slowly, and against my will, turned into a big story) for a while now, and I thought it was about time I introduced its heroine to the world. Meet Merona Grant. Adventuress, and treasure hunter for hire, with a predisposition for receiving black eyes, and a…

Cover Art for Maximilian Standforth and the Case of the Dangerous Dare

I’ve recently had the opportunity to work with author Scott D. Southard on creating a cover for his new mystery/thriller Maximilian Standforth and the Case of the Dangerous Dare and I wanted to post the cover design and share a little about my process in creating it. Honestly, I’m not terribly good at recalling how…

The Pale Rose: Cast of Characters

I wanted to post another piece of art from my mystery novella The Pale Rose, and thought I would include the character descriptions featured at the start of the book. Incidentally, this illustration is for the last chapter, and features the lead detectives, Charles & Amelia Humble. Cast of Characters Amelia Humble: A devoted wife…

The Pale Rose: A Housewife Detective Mystery Novella

My first mystery novella in the Housewife Detective Series is available for purchase from both Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com So be sure to order your copy soon!   Amelia Humble had a secret. She knew perfectly well that the criminal mind was something that proper ‘40s housewives, such as herself, just didn’t go poking about in….

The Pale Rose: “Following the Fireworks”

This illustration is featured in my first mystery novella The Pale Rose. I’ve always liked books that have interior illustrations, and being both a writer and an artist I was very excited to be able to include some as chapter headings in my mystery. You can read the full first chapter “Following the Fireworks”.

The Pale Rose: It started with a dream

I have a lot of dreams that I take inspiration from for stories, but I don’t think I have ever had a dream as vivid and as detailed as The Pale Rose. Almost every aspect of the story, the clues, the crime, the method, were part of my dream and when I awoke, it was…