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Rocket Dragons Ignite!

 I finally got around to opening a box that I misplaced back in October. It’s from the fundraiser for Daily Science Fiction, my personal favorite pro market for speculative fiction. I already had a copy of the first book, so I was interested with the Year Two book, titled Rocket Dragons Ignite. I didn’t realize […]

The Fox – True Ghost Story Project

 How’s the NaNoWriMo frenzy progressing for you? Well, I hope. Remember, NaNo is a personal competition, so focus on that. Even if you don’t hit 50K, you’re still closer to a finished novel than you were at the beginning of November. Now for something cool — The Fox has a project for true paranormal and/or […]

EDF Podcasting Two of My Stories

 Every Day Fiction will be podcasting two of my stories. Folly Blaine will be reading the stories, so make sure you snag them to hear her talented voice read Steaks and Member of the Herd, both of which originally appeared in Every Day Fiction. Steaks, which came out in January 2009, ended up being their […]

A Book a Day reviews Odd Places

 A Book a Day, a respected book review site, liked Odd Places. Take a gander at the review and poke around to see what else they recommend. Click here to read the review.

Fifty Shades of Decay

Booze & Books reviews Fifty Shades of Decay Nothing says true love like hot zombie sex. Yes, you read that right. Scheduled for release on February 14th — Valentine’s Day — from Angelic Knight Press, Fifty Shades of Decay will deliver true love and lust to your Kindle, ePub, or dead-tree format collection. The author list is impressive (if you ignore my name): […]

Speaking Without Dialogue

 One of the Facebook Groups I hang out on posts writing exercises. Sometimes they’re geared towards Bizarro, but most of the time they’re just fun practice to improve your craft. One was to generate a scene that had the characters conveying their thoughts and emotions without any dialogue. In ten minutes, I popped something out […]


 Trash Stella had to give in and wrap the suspended torso in plastic to contain the stench. She paused and smiled. Six weeks later, and she was proud she didn’t give in. “I told you I wasn’t going to take the trash out ever again.” This is my entry for a 55 word or less […]

Life & Everything Too Now Available

 My collection of essays from over ten years of writing for Everything2 is now available for purchase. Visit Amazon to pick up a copy of Life & Everything Too.