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Aug 30 2011 Posted by in multimedia, music, news, writing | 1 comment

Northwest Alumni feature

The fall issue of Northwest, the alumni magazine of my alma mater Northwest Missouri State University (where I earned my degree in Mass Communication in 1995) contains a short feature on yours truly. Click the article to enlarge, or the cover to browse the entire Issuu via NWMSU’s site.      

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Aug 25 2011 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off on Warmed and Bound on Kindle

Warmed and Bound on Kindle

The Kindle Edition of the year’s hottest collection, Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology is now available for immediate download from Amazon.com at $7.95. ePub is coming soon. Of course, you can still order it online in paperback (408 pp) from Amazon, Powell’s, or Barnes & Noble as well. A great deal of care was […]

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Jul 31 2011 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on Booked interview

Booked interview

Robb Olson and Livius Nedin from Booked were kind enough to invite me to take part in their author interview podcast series today. In fact, their last couple of weeks’ episodes have been devoted to the Warmed and Bound Sessions, speaking to my fellow contributors in this killer anthology. We talk about my story “Headshot,” […]

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Jul 25 2011 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on The Velvet Podcast 016

The Velvet Podcast 016

Episode 016: Great Writers Edit; Bad Writers Discuss Editing on a Podcast is now online, part of The Velvet Podcast series. Joining me on this panel are authors Gavin Pate (The Way to Get Here), Richard Thomas (Transubstantiate), and moderator Caleb J. Ross (Stranger Will).We discuss the editing of prose fiction, detailing our own processes, […]

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Jul 22 2011 Posted by in multimedia, music, other voices, writing | 1 comment

Book Trailer (Warmed and Bound)

To coincide with today’s release of Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology, I created this promo. It’s composed of imagery inspired by stories in the collection, including original music from me. The intent is to evoke a feeling, a mood—ominous, violent, and redemptive—rather than paint specific settings or characterizations. Multi-plane animation (a.k.a. “2.5-D”) was used […]

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Jun 28 2011 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off on Warmed and Bound

Warmed and Bound

My story “Headshot” will be featured in Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology, available July 22 in paperback and e-book from your favorite online bookseller. This project has been a labor of love, born out of a reading/writing community called The Velvet (where I’m a moderator), who are united by their love of dark, visceral […]

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Jun 27 2011 Posted by in other voices, writing | 1 comment

A Simple List of Writer Dos and Don’ts

This is a guest post by Caleb J Ross as part of his Stranger Will Tour for Strange blog tour. He will be guest-posting beginning with the release of his novel Stranger Will in March 2011 to the release of his second novel, I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin and novella, As a Machine and […]

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Jun 24 2011 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Icebergs in Your Shorts

Icebergs in Your Shorts

I’ve been reading a lot of short story collections this year, and they always take me so much longer to get through than novels. Which I’m certain mirrors their authors’ own experiences creating them. It can be exhausting reading more than one story per sitting, even if it’s just ten pages. Creative writing instructors often […]

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May 30 2011 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Bike Writing

Bike Writing

I obsess over my sentences (in stories, not blog posts). This makes me an exceptionally-slow writer, as I don’t move on from a paragraph until it’s as polished as can be at that time. One finished page is a really solid evening for me. I prefer this meticulous method to the one most authors employ, […]

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May 07 2011 Posted by in other voices, writing | Comments Off on Will I Am but Will I Be?

Will I Am but Will I Be?

Today as I sat on a park bench scribbling in a Moleskine and trying not to appear suspicious (difficult for a single male my age), irony washed over me as I flashed back to the book I’d read earlier this week, Stranger Will by Caleb J Ross. One element of the story features a cult […]

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