Daisy’s Heart

I am very happy to report that my short story, “Daisy’s Heart” is now available in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #7! This is another one of the stories I wrote in 2017 during my Short Story Marathon. And if I do say so myself, I think it’s one of my best short stories. It’s about a girl who wants to become an android to deal with the emotions of her tumultuous life and ends up growing up …

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Woody and June versus Phantom Company

For reasons I can’t imagine, I haven’t been posting here when an new episode of Woody and June comes out and here we are up to episode 6! Ok… well I guess I can imagine. It’s been a busy year. In any case, episode 6 is out. The blurb is below but if you’d like to get ebooks of the first two episodes for free, join the fun over at the Woody and June Fan …

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For A Horse Named Corwin

Long ago, in another life time (or at least it feels that way), I lived on an 80-acre ranch outside of Globe, Arizona and had a white horse named Snoopy. For years, I rode this horse nearly every day. Often to herd our two milk cows in and at other times to explore the landscape of our hilly desert home. And whether I rode him or not, I cared for him. My horse. My friend. …

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Followup #3: Short Story Marathon, Two Years Later

Two Years On Two years. Wow, I really can’t believe it. A lot has happened to these stories since this crazy experiment was finished: 4 stories have sold (over 13%) and I have a few more sales pending (check the links out below, one is available to read for free online). If all goes as planned that will hit 20%. Amazing. These stories are my first professional sales. See by blog post about The Disappearing …

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The Mystery at Molas Pass

It’s release day! A very special one at that. Our first release of a Campfire Tale is “The Mystery at Molas Pass.” Aleia did a lovely roundup of were we are with Campfire Tales this morning, but I wanted to just highlight the release. As with all Campfire Tales, the story is free to newsletter subscribers (and exclusive to them for a while). If you are one, look in your inbox, the email went out …

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Detecting Haley

“Detecting Haley” is a new book but an older story. It is the first Walter Anchor case. “The Ghost Bride’s Gift” is the second and right now it is exclusive to and free for newsletter subscribers. This story was originally published with 9 other short stories as part of Life After: Stories of Life, Death, and the Places in Between. There is a reason for all of this. There is at least one more Walter Anchor …

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The Disappearing Neighborhood

I’ve got it on my list to do a blog post about milestones–there have been a bunch so far this year–but this is a big one and I can’t wait. My story, “The Disappearing Neighborhood,” is out in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine: Issue #6! This is a big deal for a couple of reasons. First, it is my first professional sale. While I’ve been in a bunch of anthologies and gotten paid for a fair number …

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Self-Rescuing Damsels

I’m really excited to have my story, “Ashna’s Heart” as part of Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels. This is the story of a fire mage named Kyla who is willing do anything and everything to save her home and her people. But to do so, she must leave her home behind and set out in search of her mentor who stole Ashna’s Heart, which is the only thing that can quiet the volcano at the …

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Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #3

Star Date: March 30, 2019 Greetings Readers! Wow this month has flown by! It started with Robert being at a writer’s conference in Las Vegas. He’s going talk more about that, but I must say how proud I am of his accomplishments there. His stories were well received, and he gained so much insight as to what editors look for before they buy a story for professional publication. He returned from the Vegas experience with …

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Vegas, Baby!

In early March, I spent a week in Las Vegas at a workshop all about writing for anthologies and getting to understand how editors choose stories. I was one of 50 writers who wrote a bunch of stories, and then we read everyone’s stories to get the editor’s eye view of things (that was 1.3 million words!) and then the editors put together nine anthologies and talked about all 300 stories while we all watched. …

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