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Favorite Reads of 2013

Favorite Reads of 2013 I managed to consume 32 books this year. Most came from small presses, and ...

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LitReactor Community Spotlight

LitReactor Community Spotlight I'm the focus of this month's Community Spotlight over at the excellent LitReactor, profiled ...

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Interview by TW Brown

Interview by TW Brown Author of the Dead series and Zomblog series, TW Brown also contributed a story ...

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Submission Windows released!

Submission Windows released! Prison bars. Stained church glass. Deadlines precursing rejection. These are Submission Windows: vantage points ...

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The Tobacco-Stained Sky

The Tobacco-Stained Sky A couple of years ago, I read Andrez Bergen’s excellent post-apocalyptic sci-noir novel Tobacco-Stained ...

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UPDATED: Books and Booze Live

UPDATED: Books and Booze Live UPDATE: Here's a video of my reading, with two stories. Yes, I was fairly ...

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The Booked. Anthology

The Booked. Anthology First of all, if you've never listened to Booked. Podcast before, I'll wait while ...

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“Ephemeralia” at Black Heart Magazine

“Ephemeralia” at Black Heart Magazine Got a new (flash fiction) short story for you, called "Ephemeralia," which Black Heart ...

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AWP 2013 — Boston

AWP 2013 — Boston Usually, this is where I would regale you with tales of torporific panels led ...

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“Speed Ramp” story at Word Riot

“Speed Ramp” story at Word Riot The February 2013 issue of Word Riot features my flash-fiction* story "Speed Ramp," about ...

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Leah Rhyne interview

Leah Rhyne interview Leah Rhyne, author of the Undead America series, lowered her Louisville Slugger and caught ...

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OW III interview

OW III interview The former Outsider Writers Collective recently torched their old site and, rising from its ...

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Video: Winebox and fiction reading

Video: Winebox and fiction reading Czar Bar, Kansas City, 5/24/12 ("$@!# Authors Say" event). To warm things up, Winebox ...

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Jan 13 2014 Posted by in multimedia, writing | 2 comments

Book Layout Tips

The rise of self-publishing means more authors are taking on unfamiliar roles, with mixed results. To put it kindly. I’ll leave the marketing/promotion advice to others, but one aspect I can speak to with some authority is design. I’ve designed all three of my own books, assisted with several others, and worked on a ton ...

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May 15 2013 Posted by in entertainment, humor | Comments

Gas Up the Stair Car

I was gonna do this whole post about evolving media distribution, and how I dig the new Netflix model because it allows me to shotgun series the way I prefer. But I already pretty much covered that with my House of Cards write-up over at ManArchy. And really, I’m such an Arrested Development fanboy that ...

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Feb 15 2013 Posted by in music, news | Comments Off

“The Sacred and Profane”

I wouldn’t usually devote an entire post to one measly little song, but I’m inordinately proud of this one. “The Sacred and Profane” dates back 10 years, when I originally one-man-banded it in a metallic style. Always dug it, but having by-necessity performed its vocal as well, that left something to be desired, tainting the ...

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Oct 25 2012 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off

“Shivaree” story at ManArchy

Just in time for Halloween, ManArchy staff authors contributed a week’s worth of quick scary/spooky stories to set the mood and prickle your nape hairs in this witching season. Mine’s called “Shivaree” and warns about getting nosy with some noisy neighbors. Look for other flash-length frights from Richard Thomas, Chris Deal, Bob Pastorella, Michael Paul ...

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Sep 03 2012 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off

Noir at the Bar Vol. 2

My short story, “Untitled Stephenie Meyer Novel” (originally published in the Oprah Read This project) has found a new home in Noir at the Bar Vol. 2, an anthology available in paperback exclusively from Subterranean Books. “Stephenie” is a newly-revised version of my disturbing little tale about the aphrodisiac qualities of unreleased Twilight material in ...

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