• life

    Life’s ‘Little’ Distractions

    I know I’ve been away from this blog for a bit now. I’m sorry about that. I meant to continue my Flash Fiction Fridays. I meant to raise discussion about my time in San Francisco and where I believe God is leading me. I meant to continue my writing projects – such as Red Crane. But as is the norm, life got in the way. More specifically, The Crossover Alliance got in my way. It was only a year ago that I registered an LLC, purchased a business license, and opened the doors of this online publishing company specializing in a ‘different kind’ of Christian fiction. A year later, the…

  • Christian Fiction

    Pushing The Boundaries Of Christian Fiction

    I posted this article on The Crossover Alliance website last week, and I think it bears repeating as this is a serious issue in regards to how Christian fiction has been written and the (sometimes) unspoken rules that govern its place in the market. To be honest, this is exactly why The Crossover Alliance publishing company exists – to publish Christian content that falls outside the lines that the Christian publishing houses have established over the years. When you’re a child, you break the rules to test the boundaries of what is or isn’t allowed. You push those boundaries little by little, sometimes with an exploratory attitude, to see where…

  • Uncategorized

    Black Friday Book Bundle – The Crossover Alliance

    My company, The Crossover Alliance, will be having a special Black Friday Book Bundle available on Friday. You can score each book in our catalog (including mine) and even snag a pre-order of our upcoming anthology. Check it out if you have a book lover in your life and you’re looking for the perfect gift, especially if they are looking for edgy Christian speculative fiction – http://www.thecrossoveralliance.com/black-friday

  • Extra Life

    Extra Life

    Some of you know that I love video games. A lot. Like…A LOT. Ever since my dad first introduced me to Zork when I was ten, I haven’t been able to shake the gaming habit, and even nowadays I am an avid gamer in my free time.

  • A Look Back,  Book Signing

    A Look Back: My First Book Signing

    In a couple of weeks I will be opening the doors (officially) to the small online publishing company that has been in the works, The Crossover Alliance. This is no small feat, but it is definitely one I am very excited to be a part of. And seeing that I’ve gone from self-published author to publisher (and still a self-published author), I thought it fitting that I share some of my self-published author exploits from years past with all of you. These are all very old blog posts that I put up on my old Blogger blog. The first trip down memory lane takes us to my very first book…

  • Update

    Getting Into The Rhythm…

    Well folks, it’s been almost a month now and I think I’ve finally gotten into a rhythm out here in Arizona. The move out here was a tough one – emotionally and physically – and although I’m glad that I’m back here in Arizona around friends and family, I miss California gravely. But, there is work to be done, especially with the start of the publishing company. I’m diving in head first, if only to distract me from how badly I am hating the triple digit heat right now. Some awesome things that need to be mentioned: Indiegogo Campaign: My Kickstarter campaign did not reach goal, but I have an…

  • Kickstarter,  Publishing Company

    My Kickstarter Campaign Is Now Live!

    After months of work, I’m proud to say my Kickstarter campaign is live! This campaign is to raise funds to cover the costs associated with publishing a full year’s fiction catalog through my new publishing company, The Crossover Alliance. Check out the Kickstarter page for more details and to see some of the awesome rewards you can snag by pledging to this cause – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2054728317/the-crossover-alliance-first-year-fiction-catalog And check out the official Kickstarter video –

  • Logo Design

    New Crossover Alliance Logo

    Over the past few weeks I have been working hard at pulling together the pieces needed to turn a small online community I started a few years ago – The Crossover Alliance – into an actual publishing company. This task is a lot of work, but it’s also very rewarding to know we’ll be able to provide a home for authors of such a unique genre as edgy Christian speculative fiction. One of the many things I’ve been working on is the Crossover logo. I’ve been somewhat satisfied with it over the last couple of years, but I figured it was time to clean it up and add a bit…

  • Publishing

    The Crossover Alliance Publishing Company

    “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison In 2007, I did just that during National Novel Writing Month. Mixing Christian themes and real-world content, I crafted a short story that would later become the first novel in my Black Earth series. Knowing Christian publishers wouldn’t accept my work because of the ‘edgy’ content, and secular publishers wouldn’t accept my work because of the Christ-centered themes, I went the route of self-publishing. I knew that in order to separate my work from the mounds of science fiction/fantasy/horror that I would have to create a unique…