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Old Legends and New Fables Out Today!

| May 11, 2021

Today is the release day for Old Legends and New Fables! This collection primarily includes poetry related to the mythology and stories of a multitude of cultures, with a handful of stories. It also features cover art that I painted (based on a photo of the Parthenon). It may not be a perfect cover, but I’m […]

Two New Poems Out!

| May 6, 2021

I’ve got two new poems out in the most recent issue of Utopia Science Fiction Magazine. You can find “The Garden Trellis” and “Terraformer of Bigotry,” along with a bunch of stories and other poetry, in the April/May 2021 issue! “The Garden Trellis” is a sci-fi poem based on a common enough item, while “Terraformer of […]

Have You Checked Out Barren?

| April 29, 2021

Have you had a chance to check out my latest novella yet? Barren is available in ebook, and it’s only 99 cents! Barren is a climate change apocalypse story about finding a glimmer of hope and pursuing it, even at great personal peril. The main character, Lemy, is deeply curious and wants to help people if […]

Denizens of Distant Realms for Many Readers

| April 27, 2021

My collection of short fantasy stories, Denizens of Distant Realms, may not be for readers of all ages, but it’s a good collection of short stories for adults and teens, and maybe some older kids. There’s nothing explicit to be found within its pages, but there are a few stories that younger readers wouldn’t entirely […]

Cover Reveal and Pre-Order Available for Old Legends and New Fables

| April 22, 2021

Continuing on with my many publications in 2021, today I’m both revealing the cover for Old Legends and New Fables, and letting you know that it’s available for pre-order! This collection primarily collects poetry related to the mythology and other stories of a multitude of cultures, with a handful of stories. The gods of old have […]

“Fortissimo Possibile” in Heroes of Necessity

| April 20, 2021

“Fortissimo Possibile” was one of the two stories in Heroes of Necessity that was written to a specific prompt. In this case, the prompt was for stories that involved low-powered superheroes–the sort that some might consider to be heroes with “useless” powers. But no powers are “useless,” when it comes down to it. Leila’s power […]

Patreon Reminder!

| April 15, 2021

Did you know that I have a Patreon? I do!  It’s a way for my fans to throw a small amount of money my way to support my writing and learn about what I’m working on! I haven’t reached my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories or […]

New Stories and Poetry Out Recently

| April 13, 2021

I’ve got three new stories and a new poem out recently. First off, “Blind Tasting” appeared at Every Day Fiction in late March. This is a flash fiction story with very minimal speculative elements, which was inspired by a duet between two of the members of Pentagon, mixed with the idea of an unusual wine. […]

Barren Out Today!

| April 6, 2021

Today is the release day for Barren, my climate change apocalypse novella. It depicts a world in which the ocean levels rose dramatically, flooding what was once beachfront and a number of inland areas on large bodies of water as well. And while the sea level rise was particularly dramatic to lead to the apocalypse […]

Creepy Stories that Stick with You

| April 1, 2021

One of the things about horror that I find most effective is the story that sticks with you after you’ve finished reading it, the sort that continues to haunt you even days later. The stories in Volatile Figments may not be traditional horror, but I hope that some of them have that element of sticking with […]