Splish Splash 2

Splish Splash 2

Another way that a splash page can front a story is by dropping the reader into the middle of the story, or in medias res, if you want to get all schooly about it. In this case, there’s no intro or expository dialog, you’re simply plopped right in the...
St. Spires Behind the Scenes 2

St. Spires Behind the Scenes 2

So I showed up on a rainy March afternoon at the church that stands-in for St. Spires and spent about an hour trying to capture all of the scenes that I was seeing in my head for the story, make that stories, that I was already writing. Having a full understanding of...
St. Spires Behind the Scenes

St. Spires Behind the Scenes

A little over a year ago at my last in-person book signing during the Ohio Music Educators Conference, a retired band director told me that he had a new gig playing organ for a church choir. For whatever reason, I was totally charmed by that idea and decided that it...
Splish Splash 1

Splish Splash 1

The concept behind Splish Splash is exactly what I do with Cover Me except different. Where the job of covers is to get you to pick up a book and part with some coin, splash pages have a similar but slightly different job. They’re your doorway into the story....
St. Spires

St. Spires

Mistakes in both Funky and Crankshaft are such rare occurrences  😉  that, when one popped up recently involving both strips, I thought I’d better jump on it for a Secret Sauce post because who knows when, if ever, another one may come along. So I had this story...