Novels, Fiction & Silliness

Novels, Fiction & SillinessBear Me the Darkness

When I formed Second Star NYC with my friends and colleagues, we were primarily interested in comedy. We had come together after making as series of sketch comedy videos for The Dan & Matt Show, and we spent months writing … Continue reading

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Novels, Fiction & SillinessWhy I Chose to Self-Publish

I worked on my first novel, Fanged, for three and a half years. The story went through several revisions before it was ready to be published, not least because I had three planned sequels to consider, and each time I … Continue reading

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Novels, Fiction & SillinessHow to Begin a Vampire Novel: “Fanged” Excerpt 4

A week ago, I shared an excerpt from the first chapter of Fanged, but I was slightly misleading. The excerpt I shared was from a draft of the novel, not the published version. The excerpt below made it into the … Continue reading

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Novels, Fiction & SillinessHow to Begin a Vampire Novel: “Fanged” Excerpt 3

Once upon a time, I had the idea to write a vampire story at a time when vampires were the hot supernatural creature to talk about (“hot” even though their skin is cold, ba-dum-ching!) At the same time, I knew … Continue reading

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Novels, Fiction & Silliness“Fanged” Excerpt 2: The Athlete

Suddenly, a wave of panic rose in my chest. Down at the other end of the hallway, Jason Vernon had joined the other three guys by Isaiah’s locker. Jason was the football and basketball star of our school, so tall … Continue reading

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Novels, Fiction & Silliness“Fanged” Excerpt 1: Hunger and Garlic

Then the restaurant door swung open, and another person came out. He was around my age, short and chubby and six inches shorter and six inches wider than I was. His pants and shirt were both too small and tight, … Continue reading

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Novels, Fiction & SillinessWhy Write About Vampires?: The “Eternal Youth” Issue

Tell me if this sounds familiar: a beautiful sixteen-year-old girl in a small town begins another year in high school with a chip on her shoulder. She feels isolated from the people around her because of a tragic incident in … Continue reading

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Novels, Fiction & SillinessWhy Write About Vampires?: The Crucifix Question

Attention, readers: after four years of hard work, my first novel, Fanged, is published and ready for purchase. It’s available at online retailers and already has a Facebook page and a Goodreads page. Fanged is the story of four teenage vampires … Continue reading

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Novels, Fiction & SillinessBros Before Blog Posts

As you may have noticed, my posting has been a little lighter as of late. There are a few reasons for this, and one reason is a very exciting one. (I’ll make that announcement by next week once I have … Continue reading

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Novels, Fiction & SillinessDan and Matt and A Woman Friend

I’ve mentioned recently that I have been collaborating on a web series with my friend from work and his best friend. The series premiere is Sunday, October 6th and we will show one episode a week! But I know many of … Continue reading

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