Agents, Anxiety, and Writing

Nov 4th, 2016 Books

Anxiety runs in my family. It’s a trait on the Gordon side, passed down along with above average height (which somehow skipped over me) and sitting on the carpet with only one knee up. For example, Grandpa Doug was probably the best-loved high school biology teacher Redding will ever know, entertaining thousands of students over his long years of teaching. His stories are some of…

A Series of Unfortunate Bedtimes

Sep 30th, 2016 Books

Several years ago, I remember commenting to a friend that Finley didn’t get into characters the way most kids do. By that age, I had already memorized every Mario character, GI Joe, Thundercat, and Dino Rider created. Yet Finley never really got invested in any of the brightly colored characters parading across the screen. That eventually changed with Phineas and Ferb and, much more annoyingly,…

Red Cliff Chapter 1

Sep 2nd, 2016 Books

I finally got through major edit number two for my current work, Red Cliff. Or at least that’s the developer name. Some pretty major changes since the last time I posted a snippet, so I thought it’d stick the first chapter up here as a sample. I know there’s still some editing work to do, and I can’t get the text formatting right on the web browser,…