Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.

Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.

All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.

Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.

From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.

No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.

There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.

Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.

All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is! 


The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.


As has been requested (endlessly) EK's Star Log is returning to the internet. You can still read the original archive here... 

The reason you couldn't find it is because I set it to private un-index mode, meaning it no longer shows up in Google search results and can only be accessed by a direct link.

Meaning, if you didn't have the url for it, no amount of searching for it would tell you how to find it. Anyone who had the url could still access it though.

I had set it to private September 23, 2013, intending to move each page here to however, November 14, 2013, after only moving about 30 pages, I was beaten up and left paralyzed for 5 months, then spent 18 months relearning to walk. I am still crippled and have limited mobility.

FAQs: Where do you get a DD? And how long does it take to get?


FAQs: Where do you get a DD? And how long does it take to get?

Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2012 | Comments Offon

FAQs: Where do you get a DD? And how long does it take to get?

Well here’s an interesting question, I don’t get asked ones like this very often. More like it would be good. (and by that I mean, LESS Wiccan related questions PLEASE! I am not Wiccan, know nothing of Wicca, and fail to understand the endless amount of Wiccans related question you folks keep sending to me. I mean, why the heck are you asking a Christian minister advice of how to be a better Wiccan? Anyways…) This is a question I know something about and can answer:

You said you are working towards a DD. Is Doctor of Divinity an honorary degree I’m having a hard time finding a place that offers it? Where do you get a DD? And how long does it take to get? I’m looking into seminaries in my area, including CTS where I got my Masters, but they are all pretty much mainstream, and I’m interested in a broader (read: comparative religion) education. And, of course, my dissertation would be in wedding traditions.  I always tough that the first study would be Philosophy and you specialize in theology with courses in psychology and sociology. What is your focus?  I took a lot of comparitive religion at Emory for my BA, and some “book-based” (Judaism/Christianity/Islam) at seminary. I’d like more, though. Do you think it’s helpful to take the time, money, and effort to get the DD? I learned lots at seminary, and even more everyday in my wedding ministry. Sometimes I wonder if I’d learn more just “doing what I do” than to sit in a classroom?  I could happily spend the rest of my life studying religion, and not have time to put it into practice. And what good would that do? BTW,  Where’s your religious training from? Just curious. My undergrad is basically Methodist & Jewish, my Masters is Presbyterian.  

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