Creativity and Chaos

Author of short stories and a novel that range from the fantastical to the gruesome.

I have been published in Horror anthologies, as well as Urban Fantasy / Paranormal anthologies.

My Debut Novel 'Tomorrow Wendell' a Paranormal P.I. story from Xchyler Publishing is getting great reviews.


This place seems like it could really work, and be fun, but I'm not sure it is set up the best it could be to actually get people seeing and interacting with each other.
Spending time i don't have searching through discussions that end up not being used for nearly a year or checking out each and every blog here to see if it's something I want to follow....
I have a busy daily grind and only so much time for social media.
However, I am also an author looking to reach more readers, and reviewers. I want to be accessible and interactive. How much time do I allocate to see if a new site is worth allocating time to?

Right now, I feel I am typing to myself so what next?

Upcoming Short Story

The newest White Dragon Black short story is coming this October 18th!
Look for 'Charon's Obol' in the paranormal anthology 'Lore and Legends' from Xchyler Publishing.

"I also love Jonathan Alvey because he's just sort of shoved down the road of life and does good against his better judgment." - Editor-in-chief of Xchyler Publishing

I know I'm in it but...

Shades and Shadows: a Paranormal Anthology - R.M. Ridley, Terri Wagner, Eric   White, Neve Talbot, Scott William Taylor, Jessica Shen, Scott E. Tarbet, J. Aurel Guay, Ginger Mann, E. Branden Hart, Marian Rosarum

I have a story in this anthology so you might think I'm biased but this really is an amazing collection of stories. The editors did a great job of putting this together and there is something for everyone who likes the paranormal.


There are a lot of choices for really cool swag featuring both the cover art of my novel and the logo of the White Dragon Black series itself.
Go have a look, you can get me the flask for Christmas!

Me and my Novel - the novel looks better don't you think?
Me and my Novel - the novel looks better don't you think?


The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern

Only one word can sum up this novel - Amazing.
If you haven't tread this one yet - drop everything and dive in

Great book

A Madness of Angels - Kate Griffin

I found this novel by accident, bought it cheap and was hooked in seconds. I was amazed by the style of magic and wished I had thought of it first.
Can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series


I am humbled by all the great reviews that have been posted in regards to my novel. From Arc reviewers, to readers, and even blog reviews all the positive words make all the hard work worth it.

The trailer for my Urban Fantasy Novel ' Tomorrow Wendell' - The debut novel of the White Dragon Black series.
Put together by the amazing team at Xchyler Publishing

Book Review: Tomorrow Wendell

Reblogged from The Reading Bud :
Tomorrow Wendell (White Dragon Black) (Volume 1) - R.M. Ridley


Tomorrow Wendell is an excellent read with a well-developed plot and strong characterization. The lead character, Jonathan Alvey is so well designed that you start to connect with him right from the start of the book. With each and every page you'll be able to understand him better and at some point, you'll start thinking about the entire situation like him. After reading the book, I can say that he is one of the best PI I've ever read. And the best part of the book is that Alvey is a practitioner of magic!

For a paranormal lover like me it was a breather to read something other than Vampires and Ware-wolfs for a change. Alvey's magic seemed so real that for the entire time I read the book I was spell-bounded by whatever he did and literally adored his talent and also felt very bad for it's after-effects on him! yes the aftermaths of using magical energy is the reason why everything seemed so real. Mr. Ridley did a fantastic job by not making magic look easy. He made it look like a science of energies which had some serious repercussions.

Like a lot of books you won't find a man whose just perfect in everything he does. Like everyone, Alvey has made some mistakes in his life and tries to run away from dealing with them (unlike the all-perfect detectives you really wanna slap!) He drinks and also smokes a lot but the reason for it you'll find satisfying.

There were a lot of unique creatures that will make you recoil at times. The entire book was like an adventure and din't even realise when it got over. There was not even a single dull moment!



The ending was a bit offhand! It was so sudden, that I felt a bit confused. And some of the questions were left unanswered, the biggest being WHY and Who? The negatives, in this case, can only be justified by a sequel. And like hell I'm looking forward to it.



Tomorrow Wendell is a brilliant read and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves reading. It has something or the other of everything, suspense, drama, emotions, magic, thrill, a bit of a romance (only a pinch), and a lot more. If you are looking for a breather from whatever you are reading, I'll say read Tomorrow Wendell. And I'm sure you'll be happy that you read it.


Read the original review at The Reading Bud.