Wednesday, November 30, 2022

new Neptune novel excerpt

Rain beaded on the dark kitchen window above the sink. Neptune was free to move about in human form, a very old man with a trident for a cane. He was calling me from a phonebooth on Pacific Street. In the background I could hear the car tires sizzling.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

custodial services

In my dream last night I fell asleep at a crowded lecture on mountain climbing in the Himalayas. Still within the dream, I woke up in a dark, empty auditorium—no not quite empty, a custodian was pushing a cart into the room. I apologized and flustered. It’s interesting to know there are custodians behind the scenes in dreams. I know over the years I’ve created plenty of havoc for them with gorillas and great white sharks, crashing planes, floods, wars, and other mayhems. Fortunately, they’re ready every night for more.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


Next novel stars the Neptune Theatre, back when it used to show double features every night and I would park on Brooklyn Ave by the IHOP on the hill.


Enjoying the new reupholstered Beatles Revolver recording, with all the wondrous outtakes! It was the perfect companion for editing the draft of my next novel. You’ll have to stay tuned for this one—it’s got some familiar Good Deed Rain characters, plus some new faces too, including a six foot rabbit and a cameo by James Stewart. Bet you didn't think we had the budget for that. And of course, Neptune. 2023 will be GDR’s year of the novel, with 3 ready to go and another in the works! So stay tuned!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022


Thursday, November 10, 2022

11 stories

Title Page


Here's the front cover of the new Good Deed Rain book, to be published on this Thanksgiving. The title is: The WIRES and CIRCUITS of EARTH. 11 short stories, each one a fantastic other reality. I've been sharing some of the page spreads from it with you already. As mentioned in the book's introduction, it's the sort of paperback you'd find if you were in a 1962 train station and stopped at the newsstand for something to read on the journey to your next destination.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

new book cover

Good Deed Rain contributor Laura Vasyutynska provides her painting "Ukranian Yard" for the cover of our new short story collection. This is her 7th cover with GDR! Stay tuned, more on the new book soon!


Monday, November 7, 2022


You Are the Star

For the new novel, there might be some inspiration from those Choose Your Own Adventure books. I think it would be fun to write a book like that this time. "If you contact a detective, turn to page 142."

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Good Deed Rain update

Hope to get the new short story collection sent to publisher this week. Next up, there are 3 completed novel manuscripts to edit and get ready for you. Also another new novel is conjuring itself.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Chasing Telepathy bucket

Page spread from the 'Chasing Telepathy' short story. You will be able to read all of this later this month, stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The Return of the Dial Excerpt

Start of Chapter 11 page spread. The next Good Deed Rain book is almost ready for publication, stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Finding the Right Sky Excerpt

Page spread from beginning of Chapter 5