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I’m excited to announce that Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem won the 2021 Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology! This anthology came out last summer and contains my short story, “Hyde Park.” It’s about a young writer-director who’s keeping a monstrous secret about his overnight Hollywood success. This is such an amazing anthology full of delightful stories, the recognition is definitely well-deserved. It contains twenty-three … Read More Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Wins Colorado Book Award
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
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
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!
It’s been a minute since I’ve done a writing update. Not because I’ve had nothing to report, but because I’ve been basking in the magic of starting something new. Last fall, I had an idea for a short story that I started, but didn’t finish until spring of this year. I loved the seed of that little idea so much, but it was a … Read More Writing Update: Starting Something New and Winter’s Cry Reprint Available
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!
The current pandemic has me working a lot and reading a lot (expect more reviews as soon as I have time to get them up!), but I’m popping in briefly to share that the upcoming anthology I have a story in, Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem, received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly! Click here to read the review on the Publisher’s Weekly site Note: … Read More Writing Update: A Starred Review for Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem!
In the midst of all this Coronavirus craziness, I haven’t had time to update my blog at all – and definitely not with the bright spot of news I recently received! My short story, “Winter’s Cry,” is being republished by The Magazine of History and Fiction in May! It was previously published by The Copperfield Review in 2012. “Winter’s Cry” is a short story … Read More Writing Updates: Winter’s Cry to Be Reprinted in May and Some Personal News
Before Christmas I shared that the story I’d submitted to the Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Anthology had been accepted! Today I’m excited to share the cover of the anthology which will be released this summer! The anthology was developed for the Publishing MA at Western Colorado University and is being published by WordFire Press. Edited by Kevin J. Anderson, it includes new stories from … Read More Cover Reveal: Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Anthology
In my last writing update, I mentioned I wrote and finished a short story two days before the Halloween deadline for an anthology. Well that story, “Hyde Park,” is now sold! Apparently there were over four hundred entries for the Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem anthology and just twenty-two made the final cut! I’m honored to have made it all the way to the end … Read More Writing Updates: “Hyde Park” Short Story Sold, Publication Expected July 2020
I’ve needed to do something about my book shelf situation at home for about two years Problem was, I really liked the bookshelf I had, really liked my living room set up, and didn’t want to just get rid of a perfectly good bookshelf (or perfectly good books). So I kept piling all the new books on the floor near the book shelf, telling … Read More Writing Update: Rainbow Bookshelves, Audio Books, and More
After last month’s writing update, I officially started the process of querying agents. And I forgot how much the querying process SUCKS. You basically send out a letter to decide the fate of your baby to someone you’ve never met and then spend literally weeks and months waiting around for the response to drop like a thunderbolt from the sky to either ruin or … Read More Writing Updates: Sitting, Waiting, Wishing