Rusty’s take on the Pinecrest Vampires

Excerpt from Nocs – Rumors & Beer There was a train schedule mounted on the outside wall of the old station in Hibonville, the small town below Pinecrest. Nocsville lay hidden in the opposite direction. “Oh look!” Miranda noted sarcastically, “Their busy train schedule accommodates two trains per day!” “Just enough to arrive and leave […]

Is it time to publish my Kindle book into print?

10/2/2015     Let’s get Nocs on paper. Where to begin? There’s a summary page by Amazon here…let’s see – Create Space, GET STARTED. No wait! I should do some research, right? Here’s someone’s account, and it’s positive. Of course, I used the search sentence: “Is is a good idea to publish with createspace?” What if I […]

Nocturnal Illumination and Sexual Assault

In Nocs, I don’t take advantage of any issues and turn them into an opportunity to impose my opinions or agendas. What happens to the characters, and how they react, are just part of the story. I do however, tend to write as a visual artist by applying contrast, white space and a dynamic focus from […]


While some character names were chosen due to the connotation they invoked within the author, some names have a more literal association. The Nocturnal population have particularly peculiar names, quite intentional in an effort to establish their own sense of heritage. Since the story surrounding the nocturnals also include science, art and history, some of […]