Category Archives: Writing

Watermark Newsletter Archive

In my role as Director of Marketing for Austin-based home remodeler Watermark & Company, I have been responsible for the creation and distribution of a monthly email newsletter, using MailChimp. These links point to the archived version of each month’s issue. Copywriting. Graphics. Design & Layout. All me. I’m kinda cool.

ZillaSaver Email Archive

In my role as Director of Web Content for (sadly, now defunct) Austin-based daily deals site ZillaSaver, I was responsible for writing web/email copy for each deal, working with the individual merchants to approve that copy and acquire & modify any graphical assets to be used in the deal, and then combining these pieces into […]

And we’re back…

I seem to have recovered the site from the some WordPress hacking it fell victim to.  Now let’s see if I actually start writing again…

K Is For Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was one of my favorite authors for years. Technically, he still is. But at my age its hard to keep romanticizing a guy who had as many problem and as much baggage as Kerouac did. I don’t think I’ve actually read any Kerouac in a good 15 years, and that’s probably a shame […]

C Is For Conan & Cthulhu

I’m something of a geek, in case that hasn’t already been made clear. And as such, I’m a complete sucker for fantastical, pulpy goodness by the likes of Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft (fancy degree in “lit-ra-chur” from the esteemed University of Texas aside). The visceral power in Howard’s Conan stories appeals to the […]

Dark Fantasy: Nogoloth – The Emerald Ships

In which I continue to pen some seriously Lovecraft-inspired dark fantasy. On the western shore of Nogoloth sits the city called Cwnuihd, where strange emerald-sailed ships crewed by ebon-skinned men dock thrice annually. None within the city claim to know the origins of these vessels, nor their destinations. All that is known is that the […]

Dark Fantasy: Nogoloth – The Bells Of Pnikigystros

In which I continue to pen some seriously Lovecraft-inspired dark fantasy. In the port city of Pnikigystros, on the southernmost shore of Nogoloth, there stands an ruined church – once consecrated to St. Xavier of the Kettle, according to the few ancient residents who can recall the times before it was boarded-up and abandoned for […]

Dark Fantasy: Nogoloth – The Iron Line

In which I continue to pen some seriously Lovecraft-inspired dark fantasy. The pampered academics at the Great University in Khaarm espouse countless theories about the nature, history, and ultimate destination of the Iron Line. The earthier scholars of Canton-on-Imisk have different opinions; some have even followed the Line deep into the windswept mountains of the […]

Dark Fantasy: Nogoloth – The Drakemorton Hole

In which I continue to pen some seriously Lovecraft-inspired dark fantasy. On the outer fringes of the city of Oustminnish stands the decayed and crumbling Drakemorton estate. Once a grand and bustling manor built by Captain Dominic Drakemorton more than a century ago, the estate has fallen further and further into disrepair – and disrepute […]

Dark Fantasy: Nogoloth – An Introduction

In which I pen some seriously Lovecraft-inspired dark fantasy. The island-continent, called Troqelac on the ancient sea charts I found amongst my grandfather’s papers, but known to those who dwell there as Nogoloth, rests deep within the Black Ocean, far to the east of Nyspere. Ships from Ulrath and Morryn used visit its shores, but […]