Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hardcover and Paperback Copies on Sale for Limited Time!

Hello. I would like to announce that Insanity By Increments Hardcover and Paperback copies on my online store are on sale for a limited time.  I would like to clear inventory and give literary fans a chance to get a discounted price while supplies last.  Paperback copies are drastically reduced to $9.99 and hardcover copies are drastically reduced to $15.00.  The link to my online store can be found below:

Orders will ship out quickly for an affordable rate.  Take advantage of this opportunity!

Friday, February 24, 2017

An Excerpt from Hope Leaves, found in Insanity By Increments, Stories

"The silence swept the room for a moment and it must have been a little awkward because Wiley had to try hard to get the conversation moving forward again. I tried my best to follow what he was saying and smile. I didn’t want them to feel sorry for me.  I’d done my best to cope with what had happened. At some point everyone wants to turn back the clock and change things.

I kept telling myself that life hadn’t passed me by, that there was a reason to hope. I didn’t want to lie still while everything changed for the worst. I was blessed to have friends who cared, and family who were supportive. What more could I want from life?

Megan here with us. A son, maybe a daughter or two. The life we’d planned to live together. The life that seemingly escaped us.

Instead, we’d have our usual get-togethers. See-you-laters at the nursing home at 5:00 sharp, the tears, the I love yous, the farewells."

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Interview with IndieReader

I spoke with the staff of IndieReader about my influences as a literary author.  Please share this with family and friends.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Indie Reader Recommends Insanity By Increments in Short-list

IndieReader recommends Insanity By Increments as part of its short-list for books to read for Halloween.

Many thanks to Joe Sutton for the mention.

"Insanity by Increments is an apt title, as the thick tension will encourage you to pace yourself a bit, rather than gobble up all the stories in one sitting.  This book of short stories isn’t overwhelmingly horrific; it leans more towards classic Hitchcock than it does Nightmare on Elm Street.

Cabiling’s macabre stories carry a dark tone, perfect for fans of suspense, psychological horror and mystery. Start reading now, savor it through Halloween, and save a story or two in the dark, wintery months ahead."

Sunday, November 20, 2016

An Excerpt from My Upcoming Collection of Poetry, Drowning in Sanguine Dreams

Here is an advance peak at my latest poetry collection slated for release in 2018 called Drowning in Sanguine Dreams. It's a tribute to my Dad.  It was very painful to write, but I hope you like it.

All these years, you’ve cast me in the clay of your shadow.
But, I seemed to love only myself.

My world was an antinomic array of colors.  Your world was stringent lines, and tetrahedrons.
I once made you guess where I could have been, never where I should have been.  Why?  Why, Dad?
Why did I give you a hard time?

Now that you’re gone, there’s no noose hanging lazily around my neck, waiting for its turn at being fastened tightly.
Now that you’re gone, I’m more unhappy than I’ve ever been.

Romance is such a waste of time.  Finding friendship in an open handshake and an acrimonious split by text message.
Family never calls sacrifice sacrifice. Family never expects forgiveness. You taught me that.
I could never tell you I loved you face to face, but I always have, no matter how hard I tried to hide it.
Now that you’re gone, there’s an insufferable emptiness devouring everything that made me whole.
Until I become the void itself that consumes my soul.

Seeing you there, sprawled on the ground, EMS trying to save you, pounding at your heart, willing it to live…
When I had broken it long ago.
Did it ever occur to me that I could lose you?  Did it ever dawn on me that you could go?
Now that you’re gone, shadow and light roll into one everlasting twilight, and hither I roam, searching like a young lamb seeking his shepherd.

For years, it was you, me and Mom.
No one else.  Christmas just the three of us. A nucleus.  An indestructible atom.
Yet I took you for granted.  I never said how much it hurt that you never bragged about me to our other relations.  You’d talk about my brothers, my sister.

But you gave so much of yourself to me.  You didn’t leave because you loved us.
We’re family.  We’ll always be.

Dreams are quiet when I ask you to come.
Sleep is restful.  I have nowhere to run.
Daylight is miserable.  Night time worse.  Splendor is a memory.  But, we’ve been through worse  than people could put us through.
Never as much as it hurts to lose you.

In a world where I was wrong, you defended me.  At an age when I am expected to stand alone, you lifted me up.
Now that you’re gone, the world is a barren husk.  A cavity in my chest carries nothing.
For I am nothing.
I was nothing.
Until you brought me into this world and called me your son.

Promote Literary Advocacy

In the wake of new technology bringing more than its share of trouble in modern-day society, more than ever, writers and readers everywhere need to spread the word about literary advocacy. Encourage your children to read.  Better yet, read to your children.  Buy them books, or gift cards from bookstores this holiday season, instead of gadgets and toys that often endanger more than help them. Literature enriches lives. The classics are vital for well-educated, well-rounded citizens who participate in the democratic process.  This past election, we can already see a trend in the decline of literary advocacy leading to a further decline in the importance people put on education. Spread the word. Talk about literary advocacy. Reading a book IS better than watching a movie. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Thank You to Readers Everywhere.

It's still surprising to me that Insanity By Increments has been so well-received, so I want to thank all the reviewers, promoters and readers who came out to support Insanity By Increments.  In light of reviews naming Insanity By Increments my best work so far, I am humbled and thankful for a stout literary audience, even in this day and age.

Thank you.