It’s been some time since the release of my experiment in form, Stories
from Arlington. And if you haven’t yet read the book, this website will give
you a glimpse of the world of Arlington.
You see, Stories from Arlington, which I loosely call a cycle of stories, was
always meant to lead into Arlington the novel. Alas, life happens and as a
working writer I’ve been plugging away at things that keep writers writing
and dreaming – reviews, criticism, news stories, travel writing, and lots of
short stories and poems, a few of which, you will find links to on this site.
I have several projects both fiction and non-fiction in development right now.
However, it is very important for me to keep the world of Arlington alive for
both readers familiar with my work and new readers discovering it.
We let this website sit too long, a threadbare thing that became an echo of
what my original intentions were when we began. I hope to correct this in 2009.
For those who have supported the book, my thanks. Thanks also to the extremely talented Abel Ramirez who brought my words to life in both comic book form and through illustrations.
From time to time, we’ll be putting up new material, mostly Arlington-related, sometimes not. I hope that this immersion in the world of Arlington will be of interest.
Arlington started as a convenient placeholder to write about my native Michigan. It was just a name. Then something happened: I started building a mythology and characters began overlapping and finding surprising connections. Suddenly it made sense what Arlington could be.
In analyzing this, it’s clear why I’ve dragged my feet on the novel: I’m not ready yet to close the town. But soon. When that journey is completely mapped out, you’ll be the first to know.
Currently I’m engaged in bringing to life another book that actually began in my mind as an animated series, it has since morphed into a short YA (young adult) novel and I’m having a great time writing it.
So yes, you’ll hear a bit more from me this year, and we’ll hopefully get to know one another in the process.
Keep reading. I’ll keep writing.
And again, welcome to Arlington.