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20 December 2017

Here's what new on the website as of 20 December 2017:

  • Under the Right In Our Own Backyard section there is an new entry entitled Castle on the Hill. If you've ever been curious about the Barrie Jail, there are some interesting stories and details there for your perusal.

  • The Blog has been removed. It was becoming more of an excuse department than a real means to communicate with visitors and readers. Perhaps it will make a comeback in the future, but for now, this page seems to make more sense.

  • The teaser images for Mr Rand are up and available for viewing. The writing of the graphic novel has been completed. Now we are just waiting for my artist to put the finishing touches on the last pages of artwork. We're gunning for a mid-Spring publication. Stay tuned for details!

New Page -- Shorts

2 January 2018

The New Year is here, and with it have come a few updates to the site. Most notably is the inclusion of a new page entitled Shorts. On this page you will find new entries in the form of short stories and tales, perhaps even novellas, rather than the full-length novels that have always been my primary projects.

Short stories are an art form all their own. I have always had a hard time with them, because I am a particularly wordy person, but I have decided to try my hand at that genre. Who knows, maybe those little packages will be the key to something greater.

Guess we'll have to wait and see. . . .

Time Waits For No Man

12 February 2018

Has it really been over a month since I last worked on this site?!? Apparently it has. This is why I will never make money as a blogger!

Never fear, I've been busy in the time I have been away from Harriers and Heroes. I am working on two massive projects at the moment, both of which will hopefully see the light of day in the near future. As well, the artwork for Mr Rand keeps coming in. We are getting so very close to launch date on that project. It has us all extremely excited!

If you take a look at the Tie-Ins page, you will see that I have added my spin-off to Stephen King's The Dark Tower saga. My work is titled Stephen King's Gunslingers: Demons of the Brie. I wrote this work quite some time ago, with the intention of making it a series of stories. That might still happen, if I can find the time.

But as I said, I have two major projects underway at this date, with a third looming in the wings. Whew! Talk about keeping myself busy. I hope I can find the time to put something together and get it up here for you to enjoy!

Been Away For Too Long

10 May 2018

Have you ever noticed how your day-to-day life continuously gets in the way of the things you really want to do??

I have such great plans for this website, and for the writing I want to be doing, but the mundane bits and parts of everyday life seem to keep distracting me from my real passion.

In the time since I last popped my head in here, I managed to complete the writing portion of Mr Rand. My artist friends, Thomas and Kevin Muzzell, are busy with the artwork, and it looks like we might have a completed project around June or July. Yay!! Hopefully at that point we can put the completed work up for viewing on the 'Net and see what everyone thinks of that project.

In the mean time, I have been slaving away on a few other projects, but I have not been making terribly notable headway on any of them. Too many distractions. Still, I have juggled the Library a little bit, so there will be something new there in the next day or two, and a couple of additions will be popping up on the Tie-Ins page in the not too distant future. Keep an eye out and take a look when they appear. Let me know what you think.

Until next time, there are so many tales to be told. . . .

Another New Adventure

22 May 2018

I took a day last weekend and traveled up Old Barrie Road to the intersection at Concession 3 where a small, unassuming old wooden church has recently been restored. I had been there once previously, before the renovation took place, and I remembered the strange mix of feelings that affected me when I stood there. That church, and its accompanying unmarked burial ground, is not just a place of worship. It is a gateway to the past, to a history of this area that has been all but forgotten by most of us who call this region our home.

I took a number of photographs while I was there, mostly to remind me of the stillness and the solitude of that place, despite its placement right next to a busy back highway that connects Barrie to the city of Orillia, farther north. Those pictures also serve to remind me of the quiet nobility of that site, and of the promise of freedom and self-worth it instilled in those who formed its very first congregation.

There is an immense history that is embedded in the land of this region. If you have not taken the time to get out there and learn of that history, to experience it for yourself, you are truly missing out on a fabulous opportunity to broaden your own personal horizons.

You don't need to travel far to find new adventures. You just have to look. The signs are all around us. Some are literal; some take a bit more searching to discover. Sometimes they can be as close as that little wooden church at the side of a back road highway. The stories those places can tell are always worth hearing.