After the First Commencement

At the beginning of this month, my entire life changed forever.  Perhaps it is a small thing, and perhaps not so small in some ways.  On May 8, I went from GED’d high school dropout to having a college degree.  Granted, it’s an associate’s degree, but it is a degree …

Beltane Issue Set to Roll Out

The Beltane issue of Twisted Candle Newsletter is set to roll out on April 15, 2015!  This is only our second issue so if you want to get in on this free content and progress report, go to the home page and sign up now!  If you’re the kind of …

Sleeping on the Scenic Bypass of the Mind

This week has been full of interesting revelations on self.  I would share them here, with you, but I’m not sure I can fully articulate them yet.  The things I am learning are some deep-seated, bad-ass things that will likely impact the rest of my life.  Or not.  You see, …

Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

On Tuesday, March 10th I got to go see Neil Gaiman speak here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was his usual fresh, witty, lovely self, and after accepting the Ambassador award from the Oklahoma Center of Poets and Writers, he gave several readings (in spite of a rather lengthy wrestling match …

Summer Rewrites!

Okay, so as a writer grows, he or she one day looks back on his or her works and realizes “this looks like beginner stuff!” When that happens, we can do one of two things.  We can either pitch it or rewrite it.  So this summer will see me spending …

Bone Sliver Back Matter Idea

So I’m thinking that since Bone Sliver is written in first person, the back matter should be too.  Let me know what you think!  Hit me up on Facebook or by email! Thanks, D.E. Chandler BONE SLIVER So, I’m the guy who failed.  I failed to save the world, and …

Science Fiction Loses One of Her Own

Leonard Nimoy, our beloved Spock, our host on In “Search Of”, the narrator of The Martian Chronicles died on February 28, 2015 at 83 years of age.  Only now am I able to write those words here on the blog.  There have been a couple of tribute posts on Facebook, …

All About Beginnings

Let it be known far and wide that this is NOT a New Year’s resolution.  My only resolution this year was to not make any resolutions.  If that hasn’t created a paradox, nothing will.  That said, I do want to set forth with some intention, and not wander around aimlessly …