Monthly Archives: September 2012

Inspiration: “The Last Horse”

“The Last Horse,” appearing in the September 2012 issue of Aoife’s Kiss, has been out for a while, but I haven’t had time to say much about it because the day job has been keeping me busy recently.  All of … Continue reading

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“My Mask, Humanity” Will Mail Soon

If you want to get a copy of my story “My Mask, Humanity” before most of the rest of the world sees it, you have a little time left to subscribe to Daily Science Fiction.  If you don’t subscribe in … Continue reading

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A Quick Update

Wow!  It’s been almost a week since I last posted here.  I usually try to write something every two-to-three days, but this last week I’ve simply been unable to find the time.  The day job has kicked into a higher … Continue reading

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It’s a Small (Genre) World and Some New Places to Visit

It’s a small genre world, and I found something cool at the same time.  How’s that for an opening teaser?  Now let me back up and explain…. Yesterday a reader named Joachim Boaz left a comment on a post I had written … Continue reading

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“The Last Horse” Hits the Shelves

My story “The Last Horse” is now available in the September 2012 issue of Aoife’s Kiss.  It’s about carousels, Americana, and…well…the apocolypse.  The issue also has one of the neatest pieces of cover art I’ve seen in a long time.  The September … Continue reading

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A Window into My Mind?

I don’t write horror stories.  Sure, I’ve written dark stories, but nothing I think anyone would consider horror.  Recently my writing group, Hopefull Monsters, had a long discussion aimed at trying to define horror: What it is, and more importantly to me … Continue reading

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“Dreams in Dust” Scheduled for December

I received news yesterday that my story “Dreams in Dust” will appear in the December issue of Lightspeed Magazine.  What an awesome way to close out 2012!  Lightspeed is one of my favorite publications, and this will be my second appearance … Continue reading

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Toasted Cake Wins Parsec Award for Best New Podcast

Toasted Cake recently produced a wonderful podcast of my story “Clownspace.”  I learned a couple of days ago that Toasted Cake was honored with a Parsec Award for best new podcast.  While I wasn’t overly familiar with the Parsec Awards (I’d heard of them, … Continue reading

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Self-doubt and the Fine Art of Rejectomancy

Rejection is part of writing for publication.  Pro-rate magazines accept considerably less than one percent of all submissions.  As a writer, you either grow a thick skin about it, or you stop submitting stories.  With all of the rejection inherent … Continue reading

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Hugo Award Winners Announced

Many years ago, I set out to read “the best” science fiction novels written, but didn’t know where to start.  I decided to read all of the Hugo and Nebula award winners.  I quickly found that I tended to prefer the … Continue reading

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