I'm a photo nut as well as a poetry nut. I'm happiest when behind the lens or behind the pen!
What is your writing process?
My writing process.... I generally have a thought or image floating through my mind that demands to be put on paper. So I grab my notebook, a sharpened pencil, and let the words out.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book of poetry I read from cover to cover was by Rod McKuen. I believe it was "Celebrations of The Heart" and it just grabbed me. For the first time I was reading poetry that I understood and that captured my imagination as well as my attention. I absolutely loved it and it made me want to be able to use simple words and images to capture others in the same way.
Top Writers Block has written a collection of short stories full of sharp edges and cutting wit. Knives cut deep, but so do words. Enjoy this collection of fiction full of fun, fantasy, mystery, and horror. Eight stories include authors Cleve Sylcox, Barnaby Wilde, Suzy Stewart Dubot, Tracey Howard, Melissa A. Szydlek, and Elizabeth Rowan Keith.
Six exciting worlds of adventure, mystery, drama, suspense, and horror await you. Climb aboard as Top Writers Block takes you on a ride celebrating the talent of independent authors. Come explore these unique worlds. Delight in classic writing styles, whimsical humor, and cold corridors of spine-tingling mayhem. This collection is sure to delight. Enter our Theme Park. You are Welcome Here.
During the height of the roman empire, one story teller is truly stumped on which of the plentiful deities he's managed to anger enough that they cause him writer's block. Starting his journey of discovery, Aoidos decides to ask his family for help which sets him on a path of unforgettable experiences with plenty of stories to tell.
Two Dozen Visions
on June 10, 2012
I absolutely love the use of imagery and the turning of words by a true artist. This book is just such a work! "Two Dozen Visions" is truly a work of art!
on Oct. 26, 2012
Wonderful short story, rich with imagery and pulls you in to the last!
Yule at My Feet
on Dec. 07, 2012
A beautiful story full of rich imagery and strong feeling.
The Road to Tucson
on Dec. 09, 2012
A heart breaking tale of love and loss and the rebirth of human spirit. Beautiful in the simple telling but deeply moving and sure to be remembered. Highly recommended reading
Fools Rush Inn
on Dec. 09, 2012
Sometimes life's ironic twists lead to a kinder,simpler fate. Beautiful writing, great layers of details and strong emotions lend to a wonderful story.
Barnaby's Shorts (Volume Nine)
on Oct. 27, 2014
As expected, an excellent collection of short stories that will leave you, in turns, feeling nostalgic, puzzled, delighted, sometimes even baffled, and always happy to have taken the time to indulge in a good read!
Barnaby's Shorts (Volume One)
on Oct. 30, 2014
As usual, Barnaby Wilde offers up a great selection of stories with unique perspectives, humor, and more than the occasional twist. Well worth the read!
on Oct. 30, 2014
This collection reminded me a lot of works by Silverstein. Lots of giggles and some outright belly laughs at the clever use of words and phrases as well as the usual Wilde twisty perspective!
Not at all Rhinocerus
on Oct. 31, 2014
I havent seen so many puns in one collection since... well, ever! Laugh out loud, silly, funny and engaging from start to finish =)
Vertigo (tales from the Vertigo labs)
on Jan. 03, 2015
A unique collection of short stories based around one central character who tells his tales with gentle humor and good natured acceptance of the truly unusual place he works in. (not to mention the not-so-subtle lessons in science!)
I whole-heartedly recommend this read for anyone who enjoys a little fantasy with their physics and a good chuckle with their coffee read!
Barnaby's Shorts (Volume Ten)
on March 16, 2015
Returning to Jepherson and Vertigo Labs is very much like revisiting an old friend. As usual, the humor and humanity in the telling of these stories is a true delight to return to again and again.