Story is my medium. My novels, films, journalism, and conceptual art are unified by the possibilities of narrative.
(Just Like) Starting Over: My flameouts are epochal. Each rise higher, each fall further. Trust me -- my byline should be Icarus. Or Lucifer. Or a combo: Ludicrous. But I've got a helluva lot more wax and feathers to burn. It's fuel for the creative flame and someday this tumult in the clouds may just prove a feat of derring-do.
Once: I was a small town newspaperman. I hacked in Hollywood. I washed up as wine writer in Sonoma. I aged out of Oakland. I repatriated to Petaluma, CA, and splintered myself, career and soul, on meaningless media until I rediscovered the artistic aspiration beneath.
Join me as I reclaim myself, word by word, and build us a world. I’m Daedalus Howell. I’ll earn my wings yet.
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My latest novel, Quantum Deadline (FMRL, 2015) is available everywhere quality literature is sold. The North Bay Bohemian says it's a "...noirish, sci-fi-lite detective story with a heap of self-parody that's by turns poignant, witty and comic."