NEW RELEASE

One drink.

And you can create an artistic masterpiece. Fame. Fortune. A legacy.

But shortly thereafter you may die.


Do you still drink? Maybe a sip.

Maybe a swish.

It’s just water, right?

A literary dramedy in the vein of Vonnegut, Palahuink, and Monty Python.

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NEW RELEASE

One drink.

And you can create an artistic masterpiece. Fame. Fortune. A legacy.

But shortly thereafter you may die.


Do you still drink? Maybe a sip.

Maybe a swish.

It’s just water, right?

A literary dramedy in the vein of Vonnegut, Palahuink, and Monty Python.

The Fountain – "A passionate meditation on art wrapped in a hilarious sendup of artistic pretentions."

Kirkus [starred review]

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WHISKEY SLAVE | EAGLE SCOUT | WRITER

DSH

Makes a mean old fashioned and the best ribs on the block. He’s originally from OKC and lost the tip of a finger in a chop saw incident in the Windy City on his way to the City of Angels.

He now lives in a valley between the ocean, the mountains, and the desert with his wife, son, dog, chickens and a dozen typewriters.

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Make a DSH Old Fashioned!
Make a DSH Old Fashioned! Here’s the recipe for my famous Old Fashioned that I revealed recently on THE HAPPY HOUR / SIGNATURE COCKTAIL SHOW recently. Click here to rewatch the shenanigans. LINK COMING Ingredients you’ll need: Rye Whiskey (any whiskey will do, rye is spicier and will cut through the sauce. Bourbon is sweeter and will roll through the sauce). Brown Sugar Vanilla Extract Bitters – stick with regular, or if you must go with an orange. Cardamon Dark cherries Orange   Kitchenware you’ll need: A small pot to boil water. A decent whiskey glass — preferably a WT…
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DSH Picks Your Poison – Mixology for the Author Life
What’s in the Drink Special? Experimental Mixology for the Author life. THE SAN GRALADA “Sometimes you just need something fruity and stupid.” I love pina coladas. I love sangria. Let’s start there. The Backstory CUT TO: I purchased a pack of coconut carbonated water. We drink copious amounts of flavored carbonated water like it’s, well, water. And having grown bored of Lemoncello, I thought I’d give this one a chance. 50/50 it would taste like ass. CUT TO: I had a hankering for one or the other – actually I just needed a drink and wished I could have one…
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FAVE FIVE BOOKS – Level Up Your Writing
What’s in the drink special? The five best books on writing I’ve discovered to help you level up your craft as a serious writer. A must for any reference library.  I keep these books handy in my reference section and dip into them when I’m stumped, looking to break that writers block, or to justify a long procrastinating lunch. I also utilize these books when teaching. A few of these books may surprise you, and you won’t find them in a how-to section of your library. I find many books are written by authors without any practical experience or credits.…

"A passionate meditation on art wrapped in a hilarious sendup of artistic pretentions." Kirkus [starred review]

“DSH’s writing is witty, smart, and precise.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“This scribe has a great linguistic flair.” – Variety

“A wonderfully smart, inventive, and accomplished novel.” – Naeem Murr, Nude

“A mercurial talent.” – Jay Bonansinga, The Walking Dead novels

“Frankly, it's brilliant.” – Fred Leebron, Welcome to Christiania

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Let's Keep in Touch

I’ll include hard earned tips for writing (fiction, stage/screen, comics). Hollywood anecdotes from friends. Sneak peeks and bonus material from current and upcoming projects. And misc fun fuel such as book, tunes, booze recommendations.

Let's Keep in Touch

I’ll include hard earned tips for writing (fiction, stage/screen, comics). Hollywood anecdotes from friends. Sneak peeks and bonus material from current and upcoming projects. And misc fun fuel such as book, tunes, booze recommendations.