Death of a Dentist

There’s are best practices for writing a series and then there are… what I did with this series. It has been an education on what not to do. My wife once jokingly called this story (in a different form with a different name) my “white whale.” She cast me as Captain Ahab on a quest to exact my revenge on Moby Dick. It wasn’t quite that bad, but it was a struggle. An unusually difficult …

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Breathing in the Stars

Back in 2017 when I was doing my Short Story Marathon, stars kept coming up thematically. Or, more specifically, that feeling I get when I look up at the Milk Way on a cold clear night. Over and over stars appeared in those stories. There was this feeling I wanted to convey, this thought, this concept. And while a lot of the stories benefited from the idea, I knew it wasn’t quite there. Until I …

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Hard Times

Hey, it’s release day! Hard Times: Neutrinoman and Lightningirl: A Love Story, Episode 5 is out. I’ll have the blurb below, and yes, it’s on sale, but as this release has been approaching I’ve realized something strange. Even though I wrote this book several years ago (I’m really behind with this series) and planned its release last December, it’s a book for this moment. For those not familiar with this series, it’s a boy-meets-girl kind …

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The Blood of Carterville

It’s release day! The Blood of Carterville is out today and I am so excited. I know, we are in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and things are crazy out there, but I think of this as me doing my part. I’m not a medical professional or part of the many professionals directly needed right now, I am a writer. And I do believe entertainment is vitally important. We all need to escape. The …

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A Long Hard Fall

If you haven’t heard about this series yet, Walter Anchor is a ghost detective. He’s from the same graveyard as JJ Lynch and the ghosts in Shuffled Off and the rest of the books in that series. In fact, he and his sidekick Emily have a cameo in the 2nd book in that series, Of Things Not Seen. I love these stories. Walter was a struggling actor, and then a dentist, and now he’s a …

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Off Book

Okay, so I’m bit of a romantic (okay, okay, a big-ole romantic) and I love certain types of superhero stories. Most of the time, those that are on the fun side of the spectrum. So my series Neutrinoman and Lightningirl: A Love Story is not really a big surprise. The first episode, Meteor Attack! came out in 2012, and Protocol X in 2014. The idea for the big whopping epic story came to me early …

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Creatures Featured

Creatures Featured Starting in 2016, I’ve been releasing a short story collection every other year. I haven’t exactly been planing it, it’s just turned out that way. 2020 starts with a collection of my stories, and the theme this time is creatures. There’s a few stories from my other collections, some more from the anthologies I’ve contributed to, and a bunch of never-before-seen stories. I’m very proud of these stories and they run the gamut …

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The Ghost Bride’s Gift

2020 is going to have a couple of stars when it comes to my writing. Walter Anchor is one. He’s a ghost trying to solve his own murder, his stories based in the same graveyard as the A Ghost’s Memoir series. Hist first case, “Detecting Haley” was part of my first short story collection, Life After, and last year it was released stand-alone. (It’s also free to my newsletter subscribers, so sign up if you …

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With Light Years Between Us

Excuse me for a moment while I go all sci-fi on you. Only for a moment, I promise. If you hop on a space ship and travel fast, I mean really fast, as in approaching light speed, you will experience time very differently than someone on Earth. Specifically less time will pas for you than for the person on Earth. This gets into Eisenstein’s theory of special relativity if you want to go all google …

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A Grave Kind of Love, Part 2

I am very lucky to be part of WMG’s Holiday Spectacular 2019. This is a story-a-day subscription for the holiday season. Romantic stories, suspenseful stories, and stories that celebrate all kinds of winter holidays. My story, “A Grave Kind of Love,” is a sweet Christmas romance… that takes place (in part) in a graveyard… with ghosts! Yes, this is the Tucson graveyard of Shuffled Off and all the “A Ghost’s Memoir” books. JJ, Jesus, and …

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