A Year in Stories, 2015 Edition

Last year, I did a roundup of 2014 writing-wise and what stories had come out. I wanted to do another one around the first of they year, but January has just gotten away from me. So, better late than never, here’s what stories came out in 2015: December This isn’t about a released story, but it is worth noting: I was a finalist in the Writers of the Future contest. Very excited to almost win …

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Life After Sale

For the next week (through Thursday, November 12th), the Life After ebook is on sale for $0.99 on Amazon.com! Writing short stories is where I started with this crazy adventure. My first novel was an accident and in many ways the short form is my first love writing-wise. You get to experiment and take chances, you get to explore and learn, all of it without the risk of time and effort that goes with a novel. These stories …

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Back to the Graveyard

I love my ghost friends: JJ, Jesus, Banquo, and all the rest–they are so real to me. With three novels down and a fourth in the works, I must. My “A Ghost’s Memoir” world (Shuffled Off, Drawing the Dead, and To Be a Fool) with it’s SECI chamber (basically a typewriter for ghosts) just begs for more stories and more ghosts. Tales of those who have “shuffled off the mortal coil,” live among us, and are trying to find …

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Two Short Stories Available in Audio

Two of my short stories (“Death by Starlight” and “The Last Flight of the Acurus”) were recently featured on StarShipSofa podcast, episode #394. These are both stories of survival in space, old fashioned sci-fi with a bit of a twist. Acurus was my first sale and appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Issue #58. Starlight is a piece of flash fiction inspired by Acurus and appeared in Every Day Fiction. The narration is beautifully done …

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A Valentine’s Gift

Falling in love and saving the world… For the next five days Meteor Attack!, the first episode my Superhero/Love Story series, is free over on Amazon. It’s Valentines day after all. What could be better than love, action, adventure, and a dash of humor? And in many ways this series is a Valentines to my own love, without whom I wouldn’t be able to write a love story that spans the decades (and I’d be …

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A Year in Stories

2014 had come and gone in a flash of challenges, business, and unique experiences. Some good, some bad, many a humbling mixture of the two. As this blog is mostly about my writing, I thought I would list out my writing releases as a way to both catch you up on what I have been doing and as a way to reflect on my artistic life. So here goes! December Protocol X. Episode 3 of …

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The Heart of the Hero

I love myths. I love the grand displays such stories can make. Heroes can be heroic. They can display courage and sacrifice themselves for the greater good. They can face their fear and overwhelming odds and still take action. And that’s fun to watch. Superheroes stories are modern myths. My latest superhero/love story adventure is out. Protocol X. In it we get to the heart of our super-hero, Nick Nichols / Neutrinoman. He’s a romantic. …

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A Story for Halloween

Back in 2009 when I first started to get serious about writing, my wife was putting together a lovely little writing group. It was a group of good friends that wanted to write various things. A couple of us were doing fiction, others a children’s book, and my wife was working on creating a book that would help others do what she does. We met at the little Flagstaff airport on the second floor, sitting on comfortable …

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Meteor Attack! is free in October

To celebrate the release of Toxic Asset (Episode #2 of Neutrinoman & Lightningirl: A Love Story), Episode #1, Meteor Attack! is free over on Noisetrade. It’s free. It’s fun. These books are a blast to write and a blast to read. Check it out! One quick thought on why I love these stories: they tickle the hell out of the boy in me, let the die-hard romantic in me come out and play, and even …

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Toxicwasteman: A Villain? A Hero?

Superheroes need super-villains, right? Someone stronger than them that can be the obstacle our hero must overcome. An embodiment of evil that makes the goodness of our hero shine through. Right? But, that has never made much sense to me. We are all the heroes of our own story and the villain in someone else’s. It’s a matter of perspective. “Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.” — John Barth But I’m writing …

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