And we have a winner!


This lucky winner will be able to work with me on helping flesh out the latest character I am working on in Please Press Play. Besides getting to name the new character, Marie will get to help determine the gender and sex of the villain to be. Congratulations to all that participated and we will definitely see if we can do more things that help engage with the community in the future!

See you all soon!

Hello All! 

So life is amazing and full of unexpected events. Please Press Play is moving and grooving in the writing and development area. We are working on getting our cover art done from the talented John Robin, writing up a villain and getting our characters together for the first time. We have more on the way so stay tuned!

I just got the latest chapter of Please Press Play uploaded. Give it a look and let me know what you think. James gets his first chance to show off his fighting skills and gets to meet someone we know. Your continued reading makes this a project I can keep coming back to!

I can’t tell everyone how much your support means to me. We have finally broke into the double digits of copies sold! It may be a little slow getting started but I am working on some things to help people take the plunge and buy a copy of Please Press Play. I have been working with John Robin to get cover art covered and wow. I am so excited about how everything is shaping up and coming together. 

I also wanted to tell you about a new character I am working to introduce. It is going to be the powerful and unifying villain. It is an intelligent and deadly opponent that challenges our main characters to their core. I have a couple chapters waiting to be uploaded with this dastardly demon displaying his dangerous deviousness. I only have one problem, I can’t come up with a good name or gender. That’s where you come in.

I thought I would base the character off of the input from my readers. So for the next 7 days, anyone who buys a copy of Please Press Play (as well as anyone who has purchased one so far) will be entered into my naming contest. No limit on number of times you can enter. One entry per copy ordered.

 One winner will be chosen at random from those who are entered and receive e-mail notification along with the characters intro chapter. The winner will get to name the character and decide on gender orientation. Nonsensical and inappropriate character names like Jsk45us or D!*khead will not be accepted unless truly special. After all, if it can get past a profanity filter, it shows thought. 

Good luck everyone! And as always, thanks for reading!

Howdy! Howdy! 

I know I’ve been quiet for the last week and it must be killing you to know what I’ve been up to. I’ll come clean, I’ve been moving. That’s right, I picked up and headed out of the proverbial Dodge. In so doing, I managed to digitally strand myself for the last few days. 

After a long day of packing, I didn’t rest. I carried on writing because I knew we needed to collectively find the reason for the strange similarities between historic human figures and the people surrounding Hero Shard. I have several partial chapters, written in broken sentences and incomplete thoughts. 

I would say more but my time is limited. The chapters will be incoming soon! The connection here is unstable... I have to cut this short. We will be seeing more of our heroes soon. Until next time, thanks for reading.

Greetings All! There has been great advancement on Please Press Play. We have sold some of our first copies and I want Thank everyone who has done so so far! To the rest of my readers, now is your chance to get in early! Every like, share, or purchase helps!

I have been in the middle of a move to a new city so I haven’t been able to get as much posted as I would like but rest assured that the work continues. They say the best fiction is based on reality and I am getting plenty of source material gathered.

I will be posting a new chapter for each character  to Inkshares  soon along with a new theory video. Thank you to all for the support.Thanks for reading!

Hello all! The Geek and Sundry contest is coming to a close. Thank you to everyone for helping me in the contest. No, Please Press Play didn’t make it into the top 3 but we have managed to get a lot of new readers.

I have been slaving away at my keyboard, working on making sure that Allen, Reina, James and Titania are real living characters with goals and challenges of their own. I tried to include as much historically accurate information as possible for characters based on real people.

I know that with your continued support, we can get this book published. The competition may be over but the war rages on. Know that I will continue to keep you updated on my work as it progresses.

Thanks for reading!

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Hey everyone! I just uploaded a new chapter and companion video from Hey Beardo! Titania goes it alone and finds out the hard way that PVP in Hero Shard can be costly but not paying attention can be deadly. Check it out let me know what you think.

Hey everyone! I talk about the culture and future of drugs in media in my latest article. It plays really nice with the chapter I recently finished with James loading into Hero Shard for the first time. It was a lot of fun to write and if you have ever seen the first episode of a Minecraft Let’s Player, you will understand the difficulties James is going through. Thanks for reading and the support.

Here is the link to the article!



This is all so exciting! Your support means a lot to me. Things have been progressing well... I just completed the next chapter titled Spare Parts. It’s about a 10 minute read. The drama ramps up as an opportunity seems to go terribly wrong for Reina. She is left to ponder her humanity in a dark moment of life.

Thanks for engaging with this project. I have been doing my research to make sure these chapters reflect hard science. The overarching narrative is progressing and the characters are learning about their world. I’m adding different source material to my project page regularly so check back often to see some of my inspiration!

Until next time,

Thanks for reading!

Thanks to everyone that has become a follower so far and the readers to come. I just got dome with the latest chapter! James finally spawns into Hero Shard and finds out that MMO’s are more difficult than he had previously thought. Thanks for all the support! More updates to follow!