Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Equipment failure...

Due to equipment failure (abrupt death of laptop), updates to this blog will be delayed. My apologies to all faithful readers.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Introducing the Glimmerings series.

(Ah, yes, I'm telling them. Be patient.)

All day long, I drift off into their world, seeing them going about their business, laughing, loving, mourning. At night, they visit me in my dreams, whispering secrets to my ear as sole confidant. They fear my anger, comfort me when I'm alone, reach out ethereal hands to brush away my tears.

And when all is said and done, I know quite well that not only would they not live without me, they would have never existed as a figment of anyone else's reality. Only I can give them the life they deserve, only I can spill their words and actions across a printed page to share.

It's a burden, and a gift. They are my mind children, a part of me in a peculiar way, and yet individuals fragmenting away to seed themselves in other minds.

Please buy and read the books. Help me give them a life beyond my puny imagination. Lift them up and hold their hands, passing their security on to others you know.

(There, there, I told them. Are you happy now? OK. Yes, yes, I will write you alive again tonight, while the fire flickers and the wind moans. We'll share some tea or coffee, maybe a cup of rich, dark cocoa. Whatever your imaginary hearts desire.)  

Thank you.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Introducing R. Lee Tipton, author

Hello there! 

Nice to meet you, reader. 

This is a complete list of links to date (March 23, 2016) 
of my books, which are all available on Amazon. 

Nonfiction, published under the name "R. L. Mackintosh," 
The Tooth, Claw, and Hoof Stories (5):


Novels, published under the name "R. Lee Tipton": 


Works in progress:

The Glimmering of Candlelight 



The Bones of These Hills

( A stand-alone volume, mainstream.)

In planning stages: 

The Glimmering of Moonshine 


Contact me by email at 

R (dot) L (dot) Tipton at Gmail (dot) com 


by snail mail


P.O. Box 1225

Stanton, KY  40380-1225

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Older, earlier blogs can be found at 

Song of the Rain Crow

The Fireside Reader

Put My Little Shoes Away