Writing

Below is a selection of my writing efforts: my books, of course, and the links to those lead to pages on this site where you can read excerpts and go to sales pages for them, but also a small sampling of academic writing (I have written many, many, many more papers than this, of course, but these are the ones I feel are the most interesting), some poetry, some random articles, and some of my published articles. I haven't tried publishing short works in over a decade, at this point, focusing more on academic and long fiction works instead.

Books

Sorrow Stones: The Complete Trilogy - (2016)
Night Fades: Sorrow Stones Trilogy, Volume 3 - (2016)
Hold My Beer! 45 True Tales of Adventure & Mischief You Couldn't Get Away With Today! - (2014)
A Night Borrowed: Sorrow Stones Trilogy, Volume 2 - (2009)
Night Cry: Sorrow Stones Trilogy, Volume 1 - (2006)

Published Writing

Mysteries of the Universe, Explained. First appeared in The Easterner in November 2002 as a column called "The Walking Encyclopedia."
M'Aithair (My Father). A poem about -- you guessed it -- my father. This appeared in the Spring issue of the literary journal, Northwest Boulevard.
Celtic Folklore: People, Both Large & Small: First appeared in the September 2002 issue of The Atlanta Celtic Quarterly.
Celtic Mythology: Stories In The Stones: First appeared in the December 2002 issue of The Atlanta Celtic Quarterly.
Between This World and the Next: The Celtic Ghosts: First appeared in the March 2003 issue of The Atlanta Celtic Quarterly.
Celtic Superstitions: First appeared in the May 2003 issue of The Atlanta Celtic Quarterly.

Academic Articles

Mythology Of Medicine (PDF: Opens in a new window or tab.): My Master's thesis, using Bormann's fantasy theme analysis in regards to popular cable TV news coverage of the Affordable Care Act debates in 2009. Large file; 90 pages, including references and appendices.
How The Heavens Are Portrayed in Poetry. For an English class.
Where Have All The Writers Gone? - For an English class.
Literature Review - After much consideration, I am posting my senior research project lit review. It's long. You've been warned!
Thicker Than Water. An essay.
Superbowl Ads: Super? - For a mass media class.
Policing the 'Net - Written for a mass media class.
They Don't Make Them Like That Anymore: Written for an English class.
Reader's Anonymous: Written for an English class.
Alloy Angel: A Fairytale. Believe it or not, written for an English class assignment with some strange prerequisites.
Malled: Written for an English class.
Wide, Open Spaces: An example of a reverse polemic*, written for an English class,and, actually, pretty fricking hilarious.
But Spring Doesn't Bounce: Very short piece written for an English class.
If I Could Turn Back Time: Written for an English class. (VERY FUNNY!)
Perceptions: Written for an Ethics and Rhetoric class. This should be read in conjunction with the following article. (Read this one first.)
Is There A God?: Written for an Ethic and Rhetoric class. This should be read in conjunction with the preceding article. (Read this second.)


* This link is actually describing a polemic, not a reverse polemic. A reverse polemic is the same idea, though, except that, to defend your idea, you attack it.

Miscellaneous Writing

Five-Point System. A short article on editing.
Semicolons - Here is my long-missing rant regarding semicolons. Enjoy!
Why I Hate Automated Telephone Systems: A short play in which my frustration with automated telephone answering systems is painfully displayed.

Poetry

A Love Poem: A love poem, but not what you think it is
Have You Any Dreams You'd Like To Share? A sonnet
The Daughter of the Moon. A pantoum poem based on the Night Cries legend.
No Bryophytic Plantlife. A poem about a true incident in my Dad's life. The title means "Moss," and comes from the saying: "A sedimentary or metamorphosis deposit of the protoazoic era, in transferring from potential to kinetic motion, accumulates no bryophytic plantlife." Which means, "A rolling stone gathers no moss."
M'Aithair (My Father). A poem about -- you guessed it -- my father. This appeared in the Spring issue of the literary journal, Northwest Boulevard.