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“A Dark Place” in Denizens of Distant Realms

| September 24, 2019

“A Dark Place” was the first story I sold at semi-pro rates, back in 2014. At that time, it was the most money I’d ever been paid for one of my stories. It originally appeared in a magazine called Fictionvale (which has since closed up shop), and it later reappeared in Disturbed Digest in 2016. This story […]

Release Date for Denizens of Distant Realms

| July 25, 2019

Denizens of Distant Realms, my next collection of short stories, will be out on August 20, 2019! It will be available in ebook and print formats, featuring a cover by the awesome Leigh Legler, who jumped at the opportunity to draw me some fantasy critters! Leigh was able to get me a quick sketch of […]

“A Dark Place” reprinted in Disturbed Digest

| June 15, 2016

I’m happy to announce that my story, “A Dark Place,” which was originally published at Fictionvale, is now available in the June 2016 issue of Disturbed Digest. This is the second of my stories that have been reprinted by Alban Lake Publishing, and I was really pleased with how nice the print version looked! Can’t wait […]

January 2016 recap

| February 2, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 16 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 13 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 14 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 18 Hard to believe that a month has already passed! I’m still putting 2015 on plenty of stuff, but I’m finally starting to remember what […]

2014 in review

| December 31, 2014

It’s a little quiet here today, so I’ve got time to look at 2014’s numbers! My numbers for 2014: Stories out at the end of 2013: 5 New Stories Written: 2 Old Stories Making the Rounds: 6 Total Submissions: 56 Total Rejections: 52 (+4) Total Acceptances: 2 Stories out at the end of the year: […]

November 2014 recap

| December 2, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 8 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 9 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 5 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 4 So first off, NaNoWriMo. Yeah, that happened. Here’s what I posted to Facebook last night: “So I didn’t finish my […]