Narcissus Blinked

If you love to read or write books, Goodreads is a wonderful place to spend time on a regular basis. Recently, I completed the site's "Author Interview Questions," and offered the following thoughts for active or aspiring authors: How do you deal with writer’s block? I don't believe...

  Andrea was surrounded by new dormitory friends she had just made. Everyone was engaged in small conversations while simultaneously scanning the room with curious eyes, taking in all of the sights and sounds of new people. At some point Jacob’s and Andrea’s own scans came...

The friends talked incessantly about the ostensible lifestyle of jazz musicians on the road: the camaraderie, the sense of trust, the constant creative discovery of new rhythms and the endless possibilities of musical directions because of their common grounding in the fundamentals. Alex and Jacob...

Gwen’s face was even kinder during Jacob’s second encounter with her as they sat in the ICU waiting room. Julia remained stable, but still not ready for visitors. “It was scary to find her,” he told Gwen after she confirmed that Paul had spoken to her...

Jacob took the large box of baking soda and sprinkled it generously across the entire interior of the bathtub. He poured some into the bucket of water as well, half-smiling as he acknowledged his lack of having any real intentional method in what he was...

Jacob glanced back up at the stage, realizing he had temporarily forgotten where he was. He held the paper in his hands, folded it over a couple of times, rotated it in his palms. Claude was moving back into character. He did not get very...

He had been in their house on a couple of other occasions, typically passing through on the way to the backyard feasts. The staircase with the large, wooden banisters was just to the left of the foyer, and to the right was a sitting room...

One weekend during their sophomore year, Stephen invited Jacob to join him on a two-night retreat with a Catholic collegiate group at a gigantic house along a large lake. Early on Sunday morning, the group members were facilitated through an activity. They were formed into...

Well, the answer is…a resounding neither! It might ultimately be challenging to fully categorize my new novel from Kindle Books (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=narcissus+blinked), but I will say this: The struggles and ultimate triumphs experienced by the main character Jacob and his wife Andrea are a reflection of...

Roughly 31 years ago I wrote my first “novel,” about a mechanical Great White shark; I wonder what the inspiration might have been? Fourteen more books followed before I reached my 16th birthday. Each volume was larger and more complex than its predecessor, and my...