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2018 in Review

Looking over my list of publications in 2018, I am struck that four out of seven are reprints.  Now reprints are great — a second (or sometimes third) sale of a published story ranks up there with royalties as the … Continue reading

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Ringing Out a Record-Breaking Year

As we enter 2017, I have to ponder the literary strangeness of 2016 . . . but good strangeness.  All told, I sold 23 works of short fiction last year.  This compares with my previous record of10 sales.  And I … Continue reading

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Wicked Tales

Yes, wicked tales from the witch city, also known as Salem, Massachusetts.  This anthology, Shadows in Salem: Wicked Tales From the Witch City, features stories of different genres and time periods set in Salem.  My story, “Love and Oil,” is … Continue reading

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End of the World on InfectiveInk

My futuristic science fiction story “Scow of Destiny” has been posted on the June “End of the World” issue of online magazine InfectiveInk.  As you might guess, this story is about the end of the world, or at least the … Continue reading

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Haunted Antiques

Strange Mysteries #7 from Whortleberry Press has hit the digital bookstores, and of course I mention this because I have a story in this anthology.  The title is — wait for it — “Something Wicker This Way Comes” and is … Continue reading

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What Went Wrong?

To quote the Amazon blurb: “Everyone’s had THAT day—the one where a spell went south, a glitch ate some code in the doomsday device, and aliens are on the move eat your brains.”  This is the theme of the anthology … Continue reading

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Two Old Friends and a Tiebreaker

My May was enlivened with three more sales.  The first story was my annual submission to Sword and Sorceress, which is on volume 31.  This is always a target of my literary year, and I have been included in the … Continue reading

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A Lot Can Happen . . . Between Two Heartbeats

Hyperpowers from Third Flatiron Anthologies is out and receiving good reviews.  It’s a science fiction collection, specifically in the space opera subgenre that concentrates on the rise and fall of star empires with all the attendant ramifications.  My story in … Continue reading

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A Great April

The time from Easter of this year to April 14 was filled with events — and not tax events.  During this space of time, I heard back from editor after editor with acceptances, and when the dust cleared, I had … Continue reading

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“Whisper” Ready to Read

Today was the release of Visions IV: Space Between Stars, a sci-fi anthology of deep space events that might go on far away from planets and stars.  My contribution to the book was the story “Whisper,” a vampire story.  Yes, … Continue reading

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