Guess who’s back? Back again?

Posted: September 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

If you guessed Dracula, well, you’re wrong. Or maybe not. Hell, I don’t know. Ol’ Vlad certainly seems to have a knack for coming back.




But no. I was talking about me. That’s right. Yours Truly. The goofy fellow in the previous post who was trying to use a set of metal cups as binoculars. That guy is back. And yes, I am working. Again. That’s a good thing, right?

Why do I keep hearing crickets?

Anyway, I just wanted to stop in and tell you folks that production is once again ramping up. I love it when I feel like this. The words just roll right out of my head and on to digital paper. Makes me feel all tingly inside, y’know? Well, not that kind of tingly. Seriously, get your minds out of the gutter, people. Just what kind of readers do I attract, anyway?

Keep watching this space, folks. (Space folks…maybe I attract readers from space? Hmmm…worth looking into.) I’ll be posting a preview of War of the Bachiyr, Book One in the next week. Just givin’ y’all a heads up.

I’m Goofy and I Know It

Posted: August 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

So the family and I all went to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch today. This is the inevitable result of allowing me out in public.



Repeat after me: David McAfee is not fit to be among other human beings. David McAfee is not fit to be among other human beings. David McAfee is not fit to be among other human beings. David McAfee is not…

Work Has Begun

Posted: July 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

Yes, folks. I have started writing the next Taras and Theron book. Just this evening, I penned the first chapter. I still have work left to do on a contracted project, and that will continue to take precedence until it’s finished, but at least the next book is started. Finally.


The War of the Bachiyr is coming.

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Today I am going to talk about Bucket Lists. No, not the movie. (Although the movie is excellent!) No, I’m going to talk about the list itself. You know…that list of things you want to do before you die? Specifically, I am going to talk about my Bucket List, and how many of the things I have crossed off in recent years. That number is a whopping…


Yep. 3. But at least they are a good three. Actually, these three were at the very top of my Bucket List for many years. I’m going to have to think of a new #1, #2, and #3 now. But that’s a good problem to have, isn’t it? Okay, so here we go. The former number one item on my Bucket List was:

Publish a novel.

Well, yeah. Seems I’ve done that. Several times over, in fact.

33 AD - Front

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to be a published author. Now, if I’m being honest, I wanted to be a mega-bestselling published author who sleeps on a pile of money and is constantly surrounded by fiction groupies. Well, the money and fame haven’t happened (yet…heh heh), but I do have several books out there for people to read and enjoy. And for the most part, they seem to hold up pretty well. At least very few people tell me I suck. So that’s something, right?

Anyway, I crossed this item off my list in 2010 when I released 33 A.D. to hordes of lucky… oh, okay… to two or three readers. 😉 So this particular Bucket List item was replaced at the top spot by the former #2 item:

Fly an airplane.

I love airplanes. Love them. I love flying. Even in the big, massive jumbo jets where you might as well be sitting on the ground rolling on smooth, fat tires. Ask my wife, I’ll spend the entire flight just staring out the window at the ground below if she and the kids let me. There’s something about the view from up there that just captivates me. I soak up the curved horizon and let it seep into my brain like… like… well… like something that seeps into something else. But in a good way. I’ve always wanted to sit behind the controls of a plane and take her for a spin.

Thanks to a friend of mine who is a certified flight instructor, I crossed that item off my Bucket List in 2014. Now to be clear, I did not receive my pilot’s license (though that is a future endeavor when and if the clock permits), but for 45 minutes I was in complete control of a Cessna 172 at an altitude of roughly 3,000 feet.


The one I flew was white and red, not white and blue, but pretty much the same everywhere else. I flew it in a big loop around the Knoxville sky, even over my house! That was extremely cool, and an experience I will have again someday. But for the sake of continuing this post, I will summarize: I crossed this off my list, and it was replaced by the former #2 (which was once #3) item:

Own a Ferrari.

Yes, this one came true for me, as well. Last December, the family and I drove to Greensboro, NC, where we picked up this pretty little gem:


This is a 1990 Ferrari 348 TS in the color known as Grigio (which, as you’ve probably guessed, is Italian for gray). That’s Heather and Ember in the background. Cole is actually sitting in the car in this picture. He loved it from the moment he saw it, and we pretty much had to pry him out of it before I could drive it off the lot. Now, before anyone makes any weird assumptions, this car is 26 years old and the 348 is often considered the ugly duckling in the Ferrari lineup, with plenty of people thinking it is one of the worst Ferraris ever made.

Personally, I don’t see it. I think the car is beautiful, but there are plenty of Ferrari fans out there who would sooner drive a Volvo. I ain’t one of them, but that’s beside the point. The point is this car was surprisingly inexpensive…you know…for a Ferrari. In fact, it cost less than a new Honda minivan. (Well, certain models, at any rate.)

2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

Now that’s not to say it’s cheap or a bad car, just largely unloved by the folks whose opinions would make it more expensive. Fine by me. Do I look unhappy, here? Nope. Didn’t think so. 😉


Don’t get me wrong. I’d love to be able to afford something like a Ferrari 488 GTB, but let’s be real, here. I don’t sell that many books. (Again…yet.) And anyway, I love the 348, and it fulfills a lifelong dream. So I think I’ll hang on to it for a while. Those other Ferrari fans can…well…you know…

So anyway, those three things were at the top of my list, and now they are done. I am going to have to think of a new Top 3. I’m currently taking suggestions. Anyone here want to share some items from their own Bucket List? Come on, no one’s gonna judge you if your #1 item is dress up like a steampunk version of Judy Garland and gorge yourself on broiled turkey gizzards with Bill the Cat.


I know I won’t. 🙂


I’m Working. Again.

Posted: April 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

So, I’m writing again. Is this a big deal? Probably only to myself and a handful of others. I actually have not written much of anything since the short story Satisfaction for the Lyrical Darkness anthology. And honestly, I am not sure why. Just…kinda been in a funk lately. Blame the movie deal failure. That’s what I’m gonna do.

I’ve never been a speedy writer. Thankfully, I am not as slow as George R.R. Martin (although I wouldn’t mind having his numbers!), but sometimes it does take me a while to get going. I recently got going on a new project (a sequel to something…non-Bachiyr) and it made me remember why I write in the first place. Sitting down and putting words to a story felt awesome! Like coming home for Christmas after being gone for two decades.

No matter how much of a pain it can be sometimes, I love writing. It’s just about the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do, even when I do it badly. So I have developed a theory, and you can tell me if I sound like a loon. It goes like this: I get in a funk, and stop writing. The lack of writing causes the funk to deepen, which causes me not to write. Ad infinitum.

Yeah, that could be it. Or I could just be a lazy asshole. Either explanation is good with me. Honestly, I’m not picky.

In any case, it all boils down to one thing: I have not been doing my job. (Well, okay…one of my jobs. My kids are all still alive and they seem to be growing at normal rates, so at least my Stay At Home Dad duties have not been neglected.) I have not been writing.

That needs to change. And it will change.

Starting tomorrow.

Ha! 🙂

No, seriously. Tomorrow. It’s already really stinking late here and the baby hates sleep. Oh, and I’ve already written about 1,500 words today. Not my best day, but not my worst.

So, to those three people out there who are waiting for the next Taras and Theron book: it’s coming. I promise. I have not retired yet. BAIT will be my next release, though. Then T&T. Then…I dunno. Something cool. I’ve been hatching a plot for a sequel to NASTY LITTLE F*!#ERS, but I am not sure if it will ever see the light of day.

Time will tell.

Okay, that’s it for tonight, folks. I hope everyone has a wonderful April 1st.

See Ya!



Sorry For The Delay, Folks…

Posted: September 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

I know, I was supposed to announce this a week ago. Problem is, my planning skills suck. Big time. I was on vacation in Ft. Lauderdale last week, and I did absolutely no work whatsoever the entire time. Yep. No writing. No thinking about writing. No whining about writing. No blogging about writing, which of course is really just writing about writing, which I didn’t do. No…well, you get the idea.

I spent the entire week going to the pool, the beach, the Everglades, and Wal Mart. I spent it playing with my son. I spent it playing with my daughter. I spent it hanging out with my wife. Basically, I spent the entire week just being with my family, and there has seldom been a better week.

I want to go back.

But all vacations must end. At least until I win the lottery. As such, here I am at the computer again. As I sit down to type, I see I have left some unfinished business here in McAfee Land. There’s this little matter of the last contest that is yet to be decided. Well…technically, it has been decided already. I went to before I came here. But that’s neither here nor there, especially since I’m trying to string you guys alo…er…uh…I mean…up the suspense a bit…before I make the announcement.

I know that’s not fair of me because you guys have already waited longer than you were supposed to. But I’m nothing if not a pain in the bootay, so before I announce the winner, I want to sing 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall. You guys with me? All right! Let’s make it a rounder, ok? Oh, and instead of beer, let’s sing about that Root Beer flavored beer. You know, this stuff. I love this stuff. MMMMM. So let’s sing about that, instead. Ok? Awesome. Here we go…

99 Bottles of Not Your Father’s Root Beer On the
…hey! Stop throwing stuff at me! Put the flame thrower down. Down…come on…hand over the blackjack…Ow! Ow! Cut that out! Put away the box of leeches!

All right! All right! I’ll announce the winner! Geez!

The winner of my fabulous prize is….

Diana McGrath!

Congratulations, Diana! thinks you deserve a bunch of really cool books, and I have to agree. So if you’ll send me your info, I’ll get these books signed and shipped out to you ASAP. I hope you enjoy them. 😀

For the rest of you, I really want to thank you for coming and visiting my blog. But mostly, I want to thank you for spending some of your precious, irreplaceable time on me. I still can’t believe you’d want to, but you do, and for that I have no words.

Well, you know, no words other than “Thank” and “You,” which I already said, so :P.


See the blog title? Yeah, that’s all I had to say today. 🙂

Sorry for the delay in sending you your books, guys. Hope you enjoy them!