A note to readers:
For the foreseeable future, all of my current and future books will be available in their ebook form, free of charge except on Amazon. As Amazon doesn’t generally allow books to be listed for free, ebooks of mine will remain for sale there for the minimal 99 cents a copy. Should you feel the desire to offer me some form of payment for my books, (I am grateful), feel free to use this link to find my work on Kindle. Everywhere else it’s free to download.
I will continue to charge for paperback versions of any book I determine is worth producing in that fashion.
Regardless of what form or what price you pay for my work, the true payment for anything you enjoy is to give it a star rating on Amazon or on Goodreads. That, more than anything, will help spread the word about me and my writing.
Thank you, and happy reading! —Ty
The Italics Are My Own
Some stories are chaotic. Messy. Yet the still have moments worth experiencing. Order can be found within the chaos if we look for it. The Italics Are My Own, a short experiment in form, voice, and narrative explores this truth on multiple levels, seen and unseen.
Eschewing a straight forward arc, The Italics Are My Own eschews a straight forward story arc and asks the reader:
“Can we find satisfaction in fragments and segments instead of a whole?”
“What is the true nature of story, if there is one?”
“Do the answers matter, if we are moved by the experience?”
By tinkering with form, voice and narrative, this novella does not answer, but presents the questions in a stylized, but subtle manner.
There Is Pain Here
A fantasy adventure.
James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, lingered for months after being shot by an assassin. His last words before death are reported to have been, “There is pain here.” History believes this referred to the fatal cardiac arrest Garfield suffered that moment. But in fact, he was referring to an afterlife he could already see, inhabitants of which were recruiting help to retrieve lost souls in a sort of purgatory…an offer he accepted as he died.
But something is off balance in the afterlife. Will Garfield be able to partake in his new destiny before he and all human souls are swept into oblivion?
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The Beacons I See
Vanessa is a highly sensitive person on the Autism Spectrum. Like the other women in her family, she can see promises. Anywhere a promise has been made by people, she sees spheres of colored light she calls beacons. Mostly she overlooks them, and mostly she prefers her solitude.
One day on a much needed vacation to the family cabin, Vanessa sees the impossible: a beacon high above the trees, where no normal person could possibly promise anything.
Torn between investigating the woods with the help of strangers, and following her original plan to withdraw from the stresses of the world, Vanessa spends the summer learning more about her gift, herself, and her relationship with other people.
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Thoughts I Wrote Down Because I Hate Talking to People
My collection of brief, humor/life essays on topics ranging from porn to Harry Potter. Sometimes sarcastic, sometimes introspective, always sincere.
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Order! Ten Stories. Ten Very Different Meetings
A short story collection. Each story involves a meeting, and its plot hinges on some aspect of parliamentary procedure, as laid out in Robert’s Rules of Order. Humor, literary, sci-fi, and other genres are represented among the ten stories.
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Murder. Theatre. Solitaire.
When overworked theatre director Milton Crouse is forced into a retreat by his sister, he is forbidden from having anything to do with the stage. But when one of his fellow guests at small estate on a Vermont mountain ends up murdered, Milton finds his theatre knowledge useful in trying to determine who the killer is.
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Flowers of Dionysus
My debut novel. Synopsis: Before giving up the stage for good, a disillusioned amateur actor joins a friend’s troubled summer production, during which he and some of his cast mates experience odd encounters and supernatural phenomenon that will challenge their views of theatre and of themselves.
Thank You For Ten: Short Fiction About a Little Theater
The ten short stories in this collection explore both the drama and the comedy that takes place inside a community playhouse on and off the stage. Available in ebook, only at Amazon for now.