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This month officially marks TEN YEARS of Isle of Books on the internet!! It’s crazy to think I’m still here, holed up in the same corner of the internet – and even crazier to think how much my life has changed over the last ten years. Thanks for being here and reading – some of you have been around from almost the very beginning. … Read More The 10th Anniversary of Isle of Books and a Pandemic Writing Update
I’m super excited to announce that I will have a new story published next year in one of the 2022 issues of DreamForge Anvil. “Pour One Out” was inspired by the birthday trip we took to Belize in January 2020 (just before the pandemic shut the world down). It features a down-on-his-luck travel show host who has one last chance to find a lost … Read More “Pour One Out” to Be Published in DreamForge Anvil
Happy Monday friends! A couple pieces of writing news for me: -First, I got my copies of the new issue of Slippery Elm which contains my short story, “Cold Bluff.” If you haven’t read my other published work because it sounded too dark or too scary, then this is the one! It’s a lovely little contemporary fiction short about an old man who gets … Read More New Story in Slippery Elm – Available Now!
Long time, no blog! Definitely working to get back to posting more regularly. I’ve still been reading, just not reviewing anything. Looking forward to getting a few reviews up here before the end of the year. And I have some project updates to share about my writing, including a recent research trip to South Dakota! First up though, Cursed Collectibles is now on sale … Read More Halloween Sale for Cursed Collectibles!
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
Last week I found out that Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology! My story, “Hyde Park,” appears in this anthology alongside 22 other stories celebrating monsters and the movies. Edited by Kevin J. Anderson, KJA, this anthology was put together by a cohort of students in the publishing graduate program at Western Colorado University. If you … Read More Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology!
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’m excited to announce the book Hold Your Fire anthology is out today on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo! Hold Your Fire is available for purchase in hardcover, paperback, and eBook formats. I have two stories in this anthology, “Hyde Park” and “White Feather.” They’re both stories that arrived on the page pretty much fully formed and while they’re very different in tone, I think they fit the theme of the anthology … Read More Hold Your Fire Anthology Now Available!
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!