art projects, books, goals, Uncategorized, writing

News and Such.

Wow, why am I so bad about posting regularly? Trick question--I have no idea! Okay, so as always, I'm resolving to post more faithfully. Here is my current news to get the ball rolling: Let's start with a visual aid! Here's thing I just made: I painted it on my beautiful new Surface! I've been… Continue reading News and Such.

comics, writing

Owen’s Uncles: A webcomic of TERROR

Okay not really. Unless you're very easily terrified. But if you're looking for a fun read appropriate for spooky fall evenings, check out my comic OWEN'S UNCLES! The first page is up today, and I'll be posting a page a day until Halloween, followed by updates every Friday after that! Check out the first page… Continue reading Owen’s Uncles: A webcomic of TERROR

illustration, MG books, pen and ink drawings, work in progress, writing

The Haunted Serpent: Sneak peek!

Just going through some files on my computer that I haven't looked at in a while and came across an illustration for my (currently unpublished) middle grade novel The Haunted Serpent that I'd forgotten all about! That book has SO many illustrations (80 or something crazy like that...I forget/have blocked out exactly how many) that… Continue reading The Haunted Serpent: Sneak peek!

Pets, Uncategorized

Warning: Sappiness Ahead

Okay, if you don't like cute fuzzy animals, just stop right here. (And also, what is wrong with you?!?! ARE YOU A ROBOT) So, here's the story: One year ago today, a little dog that had been found in a field woke up on her first morning in an animal shelter. (Don't worry, there's a happy… Continue reading Warning: Sappiness Ahead

art projects, illustration


Just sharing a new piece... I created this for a fundraiser/raffle coming up this summer to benefit an awesome local youth group called SWEET. So if you are reading this because you live somewhere in my general neck-o'-the-woods, keep an eye out for the SWEET raffle, buy zillions of tickets to support a good cause,… Continue reading Strolling.


Sooo, about NaNoWriMo 2015…

I've been meaning to post an update about my NaNoWriMo experience for weeks. This is definitely not what I was expecting I'd be saying come December, but.... I won! I wrote a first draft of a whole novel in a month. (I'm just writing it all out like that because I'm still having a hard… Continue reading Sooo, about NaNoWriMo 2015…

work in progress, writing

NaNoWriMo Quandary

Well, as always, it's been about a million years since I posted, despite my constant resolutions to start posting more frequently. My problem is that anytime I say/write/think anything, I assume most people are eagerly waiting for me to shut up (yes, even when I'm just thinking). This feeling makes writing and posting things that… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Quandary

books, illustration, MG books

Cover reveal: THE BOATMAN

Isabel Wixon is weird. Not only does she see dead things, but her list of friends consist of a talkative ventriloquist’s dummy and the gentlemanly spider that lives in her hair. Real friends? Too hard. Inventing friends is much easier. Inventing the Boatman—a terrible monster that lures kids into a strange sleeping sickness and never… Continue reading Cover reveal: THE BOATMAN


Ray Ferrer: Another Seizure, More Artwork, and a New View on Life…….

Hey everyone, I just wanted to share this post from Ray Ferrer– he’s an artist whose work I love, and he’s recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He is truly inspiring — both in the incredible artwork he creates, and in his wonderful positive outlook as he goes through this ordeal.

He’s also a full-time artist, and I can only imagine how scary the medical bills must be looking… If you want to help, take a look at his Etsy shop; he’s got a special 50%-off offer on everything in the shop to help with medical expenses.

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

Family, bloggers, friends, fans, and supporters,

Another Seizure:
On Friday the 13th (I know,.. right) I had a seizure that lasted for 2 hours, caused by this brain tumor, as many of you are now aware of.  It landed me in the ER for quite some time and most of it I do not remember.  Which is probably best.

One funny thing I do remember though; as the seizure started I was alert and when the EMT / Ambulance staff arrived they said to me “Sir, can you please hold still so I can get an IV in?”   This actually made me laugh out loud and still does :)

So, up until today, and still a tad bit so, I am dealing with partial paralysis on my right side which is temporary I am told and called Todd’s Paralysis.  I have been doing strength training, working on writing and…

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art projects, books, freelancing, illustration, MG books

Extraordinary Sam Cover Reveal!

Just finished up a really fun project for an upcoming book called Extraordinary Sam  (by Kevin A. Springer, published by BookFish Books) ... I got to do the cover art! It's a super fun middle grade novel about an ordinary boy (what? You were expecting maybe something more than ordinary, for some reason?!) who stumbles into an amazing… Continue reading Extraordinary Sam Cover Reveal!