This personal project is a Christmas work that I hope my family will enjoy for many years to come. I may send it out to agents, but it is primarily intended for my enjoyment.
The Sea Horse is a novel set on a fictional island off the coast of North Carolina. The book follows a young man who inherits a beach house from his estranged father and then encounters a mysterious dark horse.
Children’s Poetry Collection
Your Mother Will Disapprove
This book of humorous children’s poems has everything from a giraffe in socks to a booga-booga boo. What’s that? Good question. The short film is in production.
Comic Book Hero
Comic Book Hero: a Procrastinator’s Guide is being sent to festivals now and will hopefully premiere in the spring of 2021. It’s the story of a comic book writer who has to battle procrastination before he can become a comic book hero.
“A Noticeable Calm” was published in Minimalism Life and details my entry point into minimalism. | photo: Daniel von Appen
The Roke Discovery
I ghostwrote this sci-fi novel for a local publishing company in 2019. The book tells the story of a creature that serves as a terraforming agent for an alien life form. Will humankind survive the roke?
A Sci-Fi Motorcycle Crash
After reading Time Safari, I reached out to local sci-fi author by the name of David Drake. He sat down to give me an interview, which was later published on chapelboro.com
This poetry collection explores suburban life amidst a pandemic and the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder. A selection of these poems will appear in a spoken word film currently in pre-production.
Children’s Film & Book
The Hot Air Balloon
Enjoy a hot air balloon ride and discover what it’s like to see the Earth from above. The short film is currently being submitted to film festivals.
How I Invented Christmas Morrow
This essay details the holiday I created, Christmas Morrow. I’ll be looking to place it in a journal this fall. | photo: Caleb Woods
Meet the Legumes
The Sweet Pea Books were written for my infant daughter. They are the stories of a group of beans and peas. Have you met the legumes? The vooks are available at meetthelegumes.com.
54 Stones: a Meditation on Highway Stacking is a mini-doc about a cairn located on Hwy. 54 in Chapel Hill, NC. The film played in numerous film festivals as well as in a local film series.
“The Pharmacon” was published in Bewildering stories in 2018. I had just written or was about to write a time travel novel that went unpublished. I am still trying to figure out how to adapt this story to film with no budget. | photo: 贝莉儿 DANIST
This novella is based on Dante’s Inferno. I took the poems and line-by-line rewrote the story in prose and updated the political aspects of the work with those who were involved in Russian collusion.