Author Archives: danielshumphreys

Man plans, God laughs

When I first started my writing career, I had some pretty firm goals in mind. I wanted to put out regular content (check) while working my day job. For the past two-and-half years, that’s gone pretty well. In my head, … Continue reading

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Playing hooky and back to the grind

Last week, my wife and I committed one of the more controversial and horrific acts that parents can do: we took our kids out of school to go on vacation. Whether this is a good or bad thing, I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Meet Saint Tommy

Several reviewers have noted Paxton’s tendency toward acting the Boy Scout in the first two books. To some extent, that tendency is turned a bit upside down in the next book but … that would get into spoiler territory and … Continue reading

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Disclaimer: I don’t do cookbooks

In Stephen King’s novel The Dark Half, writer Thad Beaumont is terrorized by the living embodiment of his pen name, a doppelganger calling itself George Stark. Evil duplicates are nothing new in genre fiction; Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out, the film … Continue reading

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In the can

Book 3 of the Paxton Locke series, Come, Seeling Night — is complete. On to the next one.  

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2018 Year in Review

As I creep around third base toward home on Come, Seeling Night, it occurs to me that this has been a pretty amazing year. In February, I contributed a story to the Secret Stairs anthology, which ended up being a #1 … Continue reading

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New launch announcement: The Hundred Worlds

Considering some of the other (unpublished) stuff I’ve written, it seems to strange to say that my story in the upcoming anthology The Hundred Worlds dips my toe into more pure science fiction waters, but there it is. It’s an interesting shared … Continue reading

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