Tag Archives: fantasy

A Spray of Short Stories Part Two

This article was originally written and posted in January of 2019. I have updated it to include my latest short story collection. Relax and enjoy the excitement of some great short stories while you bask in the summer sun. (Or … Continue reading

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A Second Look: Fear or Be Feared: Fantasies

A teenage girl climbing Mount Olympus with friends becomes possessed by an ancient Greek god who uses her as an instrument of vengeance.  A young artist pursued by her abusive stepfather is recruited to join a society of people linked … Continue reading

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A Spray of Short Stories

I mean the word “spray” in the title both as a powerful expulsion of metaphorical liquid and as an attractive display of flamboyant flowers. I’ve recently written a blog post called “Books Make Great Gifts” about some of my available … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 Edited by N.K. Jemisin and John Joseph Adams

This is the third best of the year volume of speculative fiction short stories I’ve read containing stories published in 2017. The first two massive doorstoppers, edited by Neil Clarke and Gardner Dozois, I have already reviewed. This latest anthology … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen

I’m a graduate of the Clarion West science fiction writing workshop, and I am on their mailing list. I recently received notice of a one-day special workshop by the award-winning writer Kij Johnson taking place in November 2017. The workshop … Continue reading

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Book Review: Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created, Edited by Laura Miller

This is a beautiful book.  I came across it while perusing new releases at Amazon’s physical bookstore in Seattle.  A relative caught me admiring it and bought it for me for Christmas.  It’s a heavy tome, more like an encyclopedia … Continue reading

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The Customs Shed – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Thursday October 9th to Monday October 13th, my short story “The Customs Shed” is available for free download on Amazon.com here. Stop by and pick up a copy. Here’s what it’s about: Those who wish to … Continue reading

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Mendocino Mellow – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Wednesday September 24th to Sunday September 28th, my fantasy story “Mendocino Mellow” is available for free download on Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. Here’s what its about: A government scientist develops a … Continue reading

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“Clouds Without Rain” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Friday September 19th to Tuesday September 23rd, my short story “Clouds Without Rain” is available for free download on Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. Here’s what it’s about: Mexico has conquered much … Continue reading

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“Wolf in a Cage and The Gift: Two Fantasies” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Sunday September 14th to Thursday September 18th, my short stories “Wolf in a Cage and The Gift: Two Fantasies” will be available for free download on Amazon.com here.  Stop in and pick up a copy.  Here’s … Continue reading

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