Five-Thing Thursday: December 28th.

Welcome to the Final Five-Thing Thursday for 2023!

Here are Five Things that were pretty good in 2023 that I want you to know:

Thing #1: I had two books come out. Stormspike came out in the Grease Monkeys anthology AND my novella Crimson Whisper was released in August of this year.

Thing #2: I dropped 30 pounds since January.

Thing #3: I started going out to conventions again.

Thing #4: There were lots of things playing on the Mental Jukebox in 2023. Too many artist to list, and I don’t use Spotify or anything like that so I don’t have anything telling me what I was listening to – Which is fine. Some of it was old stuff, some of it was new stuff. I think the most stand out artists I’ve listened to this year were Beyond the Black, Arch Enemy, Seven Kingdoms, Nita Strauss, and – a late entry – Burning Witches. Go put them in your ears, folks you won’t be disappointed.

Thing #5: i started working as the producer for the If This Goes On (Don’t Panic) podcast this year. So far, it’s been a lot of audio cleanup, but I’m really enjoying it.


What have I been reading in 2023?

Not as much as I’d have liked to be honest. I did go through a good number of books – though I hadn’t been keeping track – but I feel like I could have read more. At the end of 2023, I’m reading:

Furious Heaven by Kate Elliott

A Big Ship at the End of the Universe by Alex White

What am I looking forward to in 2024?

I’m looking forward to reconnecting with friends. I’m looking forward to more conventions – Speaking of which, I’ll be at ConFusion in January. If you’re in the area, stop by. It’s a good time!


If you’ve read, and enjoyed any of my books, please consider leaving a review:

Crimson Whisper: A Wainwright and Holliday Adventure

Weird Wild West


Predators in Petticoats

Grease Monkeys

See you on Sunday!

Until then…

Be safe. Be Excellent to each other