About

Freelance writer, and writer of vampire stories and science fiction. Currently prepping a vampire novel for release, targeting end of October (just in time for Halloween if all goes well). If you like a vampire you can go out drinking with and still respect yourself in the morning, I think you’d like Andrej. It’s a planned trilogy,  and you can read a short story told by an early acquaintance of Andrej’s here to get acquainted.

I also posted an ‘interview’ with Andrej here.

And one with his best buddy, Neko, here.

I also format ebooks in any format (.doc, .docx, PDF, MOBI, EPUB). If you’re looking to self-publish and need your document converted please contact me for rates and information.

 

19 thoughts on “About

  1. Digital Dame says:

    Ah well, that’s easily explained. My dad’s dad’s side of the family is Irish 🙂 We hail from the Cork area, although they came to the US in the early 1850s. I never met my great-grandmother (or g-grandfather), but I understand she was fluent in Irish, I’m not sure she spoke English. It’s just another connection to my ancestors. I think we here in the States feel the distance more acutely since we are geographically so far removed from the lands of our ancestors, so we try to experience some of what their lives were like. Cripes, this is turning into a blog post in itself! haha For those still on that side of the Atlantic you probably already feel more connected to your own past?

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  2. maryjblog says:

    OK, this is something I’ve long been curious about: when your people refer to the Irish language, is that what the rest of us call Celtic, Gaelic, or are those two different dialects of a common language?

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  3. Digital Dame says:

    “Celtic” is kind of an umbrella term for the six Celtic languages. There’s Irish, Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Manx, Cornish, and Breton (spoken in Brittany). I think (I could be wrong here) Manx and Cornish are pretty much extinct, I don’t know if there’s anyone left who speaks them. It’s fairly complicated how they evolved and probably more information than you want to know 🙂

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    • Thomas Evans says:

      No… you are definately correct… or close to it. There is Scots Gaelic, Irish Gaelic (which are both Q celtic) and Welsh, Breton, Manx and Cornish (which are all P Celtic). There are some Manx and Cornish speakers from attempted revival, but none are native.

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      • Digital Dame says:

        Hi Thomas,

        Thanks, I get a little lost on the finer points of Q and P Goidelic (did I spell that right? going from my somewhat swiss-cheesed memory 😉 ).

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  4. Yarnspnr says:

    Ahh, another language buff! I am a firm believer in using dialects and languages in writing – including languages I’ve made up myself. Keep the language lamp bright, my friend and don’t listen to people who tell you it doesn’t work in writing. Too many excellent authors use language and dialects for that to be true.

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  5. Digital Dame says:

    Hi Yarnspnr,

    ^5! I just finished reading Toni Morrison’s “A Mercy,” and each character speaks in such a different voice you don’t need to be told who is talking. My latest obsessions are Czech and Finnish, both of which are light-years away from any language I’ve previously studied but they’re fascinating.

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  6. maryjblog says:

    I love writers who use dialect – besides Morrison, Tom Wolfe, Alice Walker and Junot Diaz come to mind. Considering those guys plus James Joyce, what kind of clown would think it doesn’t work in writing?! Maybe they just mean it’s hard to do, but what kind of effective writing is easy?

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  7. Paudie says:

    Most of the people I know in Cork all have a little story in them. They just love to tell stories…it’s inbuilt into their genetic makeup. Even the way we speak is different to the rest of the country…as they say “the come all ye” comes out in all Cork people. Maybe your people brought it with them all those years ago.

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  8. Digital Dame says:

    Hi Paudie,

    LOL I love it. I wish I could have known my great-grandparents, it seems with each successive generation we lose more and more of our heritage and any connection to the lands of our ancestors over here. Figures we’d come from a quirky part of the country 😉 That’s even more fun! I’m so proud :::sniffle:::

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  9. t.on.air says:

    I can see that we have one thing in common: languages. Which one is your fav. language then? Mine is definetely English. I found the sound of Japanese more beautiful though.

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