Breaking it Down

We humans are unique in our ability to categorize, classify, and organize. Yes, other animals acknowledge seasonal changes. You won’t find many bears hibernating in the summer and few geese Continue Reading →

Why I’m Writing a New “About” Page

Photo: CA Hawthorne

You think you have your life figured-out and then you’re knee-deep in muck because you were too busy congratulating yourself to watch your step… I’m under orders to rest this Continue Reading →

Wrestling with Technology

Photo: CA Hawthorne

There’s nothing quite like discovering you have no idea what you’re doing. Fortunately, I didn’t discover this disquieting revelation while driving a vehicle. Actually, that did happen once, but it Continue Reading →

New Menu Addition

My online fantasy serial is revised and now placed in the main menu on my website. No more scrolling through over nearly sixty separate parts to read it. Instead, simply Continue Reading →

Last Word Before Dying: update

I’m presently posting a revised edition of Last Word Before Dying, my online serial. Too, each post will contain an entire chapter and each chapter will appear on the menu to Continue Reading →

Adding Mystery: History

Blueprint: CA Hawthorne

Everything you don’t know is a mystery. You know that, of course, but seldom do we consider the mystery that exists in the commonplace. No matter your genre, it’s a Continue Reading →

Providing Mystery: Location

I want to thank you all for joining me, for this examination of mystery in fiction has renewed my enthusiasm amidst summer’s heat. Mystery adds tension and suspense to a Continue Reading →

Providing Mystery

Everything you don’t know is a mystery. There’s the mundane: “Are those leftovers in the fridge still good?” There’s the unsettling: “Why is someone watching my house at night?” There’s Continue Reading →

My Interview with John Robin

John Robin so kindly requested an interview and this was the result. My sincere thanks to him for this great experience and such insightful questions. You can view the complete Continue Reading →

Train Stations

Photo: CA Hawthorne

I wanted to be a writer when I was young, but I became convinced the train I sought had already left the station before I arrived. Where, I wondered, was Continue Reading →