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Bert from Bertram’s Inkwell gave me a “Fountain Pen Friendly Paper Collection” sample package from Yamamoto Papers to review.

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In my last nib post, I showed a Kissaki 5-layer nib. It is named after the point of a katana, a Samurai’s sword. I didn’t want to get too technical by using other terms for specific sword styles, so I… Continue Reading…

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You can find me on Instagram as “pensloth” but you won’t see much about writing. I use that platform for fountain pen stuff and illustrations. One of the “just a one-panel comic about nothing” is #santogordo. It’s a loose collection… Continue Reading…

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I may have mentioned that I’m a fountain pen user. More than that, I’m probably a fanatic. My local pen store, Bertram’s Inkwell, has more of my money than I’m going to admit to. I’m okay with that. Supporting small… Continue Reading…

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Bleeding the Little Lambs twists language a bit, and there’s no written dictionary. Angels and demons have their own mother tongues, Angelic and Low Angelic, respectively. For the most part, these languages don’t have direct translations. My thought was to… Continue Reading…

Bleeding the Little Lambs

I think about this periodically because the Blood Soaked trilogy doesn’t define me like it used to. I’ve written other things, like the first Alexa Hernandez book I released in November 2019, and I feel more attached to this work…. Continue Reading…

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I do not like being under “stay at home” orders. I especially don’t like that the end of that period is a moving target. On the other hand, I really don’t want to deal with a potentially fatal illness. A… Continue Reading…

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My new book “Bleeding the Little Lambs” is full of a hodgepodge of religious…stuff. There are archangels, demons, visiting holy people, and themes of Ultimate Good vs. Ultimate Evil. There’s God, in the form of the source of all goodness,… Continue Reading…

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We’re on the hind end of our Christmas vacation, visiting with my wife’s family in Gomez Palacio. It’s been wonderful, both from a family perspective and as a culinary adventure. Honestly, I don’t think we understand Mexican food on the… Continue Reading…

Bleeding the Little Lambs

…about being an author is that you’re free to be absurd. Bleeding the Little Lambs has some very lighthearted elements. I feel that’s necessary to offset awful things. If there’s a common element to everything I’ve written, this is it…. Continue Reading…

Bleeding the Little Lambs

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