Dexter is on Channillo and what to look forward to in the new year

Every new year, we tend to look back from where we came, take stock, and make hopeful plans for the year to come. In my case, last year was not great. In many ways it was downright awful. That leaves me very optimistic that the new year may surpass 2017 in every meaningful way.

One thing that I am excited about it that Dexter of Pozzelby is being serialized on The first installment was released on 01/01/2018, with a new installment every Monday until it is finished. If this goes well, I am looking to release a collection of short stories and a shorter novel, The Storm Crows, via Channillo as well.

In 2018, I have many stories for which to find homes, and even more needing to be finished or written. It is a year of great possibility!

Welcome to the New Flesh…blog I mean

Welcome! I’m glad you are here. This site is slowly coming together, replacing the blog that I maintained off and on for years, and the defunct website that was once found at this same address.

Here, you’ll find updates about my work, about writing, movies, comic books, RPGs such as Dungeons and Dragons; in short, everything I like.

Up and running are two static pages dedicated to my two fantasy novels, Miralee: A Shadow Knights Tale and Dexter of Pozzelby. I published these through my In A Bind Books imprint and both are available in print and electronically on Amazon. I also have a number of short stories for sale on Amazon. Most are in the KDP Select program through December. When their run there is up, I am planning to pull most of them from Amazon and have them available here as free content. Currently, you can read my short story, Judgment Hill, here on the site. Take a look, give it a read and enjoy.

In a Bind Books – an origin story

18 years ago, the new millennium was only a few weeks away. I had recently fallen off of a forty foot cliff and had been forced to take a pause. The experience caused me to want to make some changes in my life. In a few weeks, I would start dating the person that I would eventually marry. Neither of us felt very happy in our current jobs. We decided to become business partners and work for ourselves.

We hadn’t yet decided what type of business to open. Toni was leaning toward a coffee shop or little café. I wanted a book store. In Cleveland, Ohio in 2000 Borders was pretty new, and Starbucks stranglehold was not yet complete. However, we did not have the opening capital for a coffee shop. And so, In a Bind Books was born.

We thought we were pretty cool, in our late 20’s owning our business in the ‘edgy’ Madison Village area of Lakewood, Ohio. We had a nice collection of small press, underground comics, new and used books with an emphasis on anything outside of the mainstream, and a wall of periodicals dedicated to art, literature, LGBTQ interests, holistic medicine, etc.

Unfortunately, it turns out you can’t pay the bills with cool.

While  it was a great experience, sales weren’t sufficient to keep it going. In a Bind Books  closed as a book seller after two years.

But it was not dead.

More than a decade later, In a Bind Books was resurrected as my imprint. So far two novels have been published under the In a Bind Books name. Look for more to come!