If you are one of the lucky men to have a handlebar or walrus mustache, you already know the challenges of maintaining a mustache: drinks dribbling into your stache, not to mention hair in one’s mouth while eating. These are just a few of the “advantages” of extra facial hair. Did you know that back in the late 1800s, a British potter by the name of Harvey Adams invented the first known mustache cup? The moustache cup (or mustache cup) is a drinking cup with a semicircular le
Brooke thought she had read every book in Grandad's collection of fiction until she stumbles upon an unfamiliar title. Curious, she delves into the book, realizing her relationship with her boyfriend of four years parallels the story she is reading of Ezra and Christian. Can a Victorian tale of forbidden love between two men provide the answers to salvage her floundering relationship? This unusual novella is a period tale wrapped inside of a contemporary story line. The inter
The original concept of what would eventually become the novel titled 𝘾𝙇𝙄𝙋𝙋𝙀𝘿 𝙒𝙄𝙉𝙂𝙎 began in 2011 with a rough draft entitled 𝙊𝙐𝙏𝙀𝘿 𝘽𝙔 𝘼𝙉𝙂𝙀𝙍. In the draft, Shane (the main character) was an angry and vengeful teenager. The story wasn’t what I’d originally anticipated. Below is an early video book trailer made in 2011. The draft was shelved for several years while I battled with AIDS. In 2016, I resurrected the rough draft, realizing that 𝙊𝙐𝙏𝙀𝘿 𝘽�
You've probably heard of beta testers before. These are real folks who test products, like new consumer products for marketing research. Similarly, beta readers “test read” a manuscript before publication. A beta reader’s purpose is to assume the role of an average reader. They’ll read a manuscript and provide actionable feedback. I've often mentioned beta readers in my social media posts. Beta readers typically read a manuscript during an early stage of the writing process.