Category: Short Stories

“Cold Bluff” To Be Published in Slippery Elm Literary Journal

Some stories take longer than others to find a home. In the case of my short story, “Cold Bluff,” it took almost two years of consistently sending it out for it to be picked up by Slippery Elm Literary Journal. I’m so stoked that this story is going to be featured in such a fantastic publication! A friend had their story published in Slippery … Read More “Cold Bluff” To Be Published in Slippery Elm Literary Journal

“The Pirate Prince of the Barbary Coast” Finds a Home in a New Anthology, Particular Passages

Hot on the heels of the news about Hold Your Fire anthology release, I have another short story coming out later this month! My story, “The Pirate Prince of the Barbary Coast” will be included in the Particular Passages anthology. About the Particular Passages: Down a forgotten hallway lie rooms no one has entered. Each room contains a world waiting to be explored. Some … Read More “The Pirate Prince of the Barbary Coast” Finds a Home in a New Anthology, Particular Passages

Hold Your Fire Anthology News!

I blinked and somehow it’s Christmas. Christmas in the weirdest of all years, but Christmas just the same. I also blinked and it’s been over a month since I updated my blog and I have a couple things to share! Well, more than a couple things, but we’ll see how many posts I get to over the next few weeks. Starting first with the … Read More Hold Your Fire Anthology News!

Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Out Today!

Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem is officially available today! This anthology features 23 new stories celebrating monsters and the movies. I’m honored to have my story, “Hyde Park” included in the stellar lineup. Edited by Kevin J. Anderson and published by WordFire Press, this is an awesome anthology you won’t want to miss. Available in paperback and ebook. Click here to buy it now! Lights! … Read More Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Out Today!

Writing Update: 2 Short Stories Find a Home and Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Available for Pre-Order!

It’s a good day to share a little writing news! Over the weekend I learned that two of my short stories, “White Feather” and “Hyde Park” will be published in the next Superstars Writing Seminars anthology, Hold Your Fire! “Hyde Park” will actually be a reprint as it will first appear in the Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Anthology which is coming out later this … Read More Writing Update: 2 Short Stories Find a Home and Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Available for Pre-Order!

Cursed Collectibles: An Anthology is Available Now

It’s officially Spooktober and what better way to celebrate than with a new collection of spooky stories?! Cursed Collectibles is officially available through Amazon! The Kindle version is available now, with print and audiobook versions to come in the next couple weeks. Click here to purchase Cursed Collectibles: An Anthology for Kindle  Spend an afternoon antiquing and it’s not hard to figure out why … Read More Cursed Collectibles: An Anthology is Available Now

The Shell Collector

The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr The exquisitely crafted stories in Anthony Doerr’s acclaimed debut collection take readers from the African coast to the pine forests of Montana to the damp moors of Lapland, charting a vast physical and emotional landscape. Doerr explores the human condition in all its varieties-metamorphosis, grief, fractured relationships, and slowly mending hearts-and conjures nature in both its beautiful abundance and … Read More The Shell Collector

Writing Updates: Shadow of the Magician and More

That’s a pretty cool sight, right? As a writer, having all those words you’ve written in book format is really just an indescribable feeling. I can’t even accurately tell you what that feels like except damn good. In May I finished the most recent draft of Shadow of the Magician. I’m really excited about where it’s finally gotten to and feel this is about the … Read More Writing Updates: Shadow of the Magician and More

One Horn to Rule Them All

One Horn to Rule Them All: A Purple Unicorn Anthology Unicorns, with their single ivory horn, are elusive and magical creatures of myth. Yet even more elusive are the purple unicorns. First sighted at the Superstars Writing Seminar, their legend has grown year after year until it could only be contained in this anthology. Nineteen storytellers, including Peter S. Beagle, Todd McCaffrey, and Jody … Read More One Horn to Rule Them All

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African Folktales

By Roger D. Abrahams Nearly 100 stories from over 40 tribe-related myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms. My goodness this was a long, hard slog! This was my second attempt at reading more mythology, fairy tales, and folk tales in my effort to increase my awareness of storytelling archetypes. I started … Read More African Folktales

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

Edited by Dave Eggers The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by a leading writer in the field, making the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind. I’m not sure where I picked this book up, but I’ve had it for quite … Read More The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

Bodies

Bodies by Osmond Arnesto The first printed collection of the author’s poetry and prose. Also featured is a short story on the joys of accounting. For the lonely, the lost, and everyone who has ever known the feeling. I met Osmond in a few of my writing classes at UCSD. He always impressed me with his comic and heartfelt way of dealing with deeply … Read More Bodies