October Dare: Day 11, Morning Notes

Got a later start today than normal, probably because I woke up in the middle of the night with an odd pain in my hip. No idea why. Maybe it’s just getting old, or maybe it was because the cat was sleeping on me. < shrug >. Got back to sleep a bit later, though. […]

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October Dare: Day 10 – Fighting the River

“A Dare is about letting your soul free.” Some time ago I said that to my writing twin Lisa Silverthorne. A Dare is about letting your soul free. We were talking about the concept of writing a novel in a month (or less) versus the idea inherent in what is now the classic NaNoWriMo thing—which […]

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Novel Dare Days 1 and 2

October 2019 vs. October 2020: What Difference a Year Can Make, eh? Anyway… If you saw my weak sauce Facebook post yesterday you’ll know that I have now embarked on a classic Novel Dare challenge, initiated by my devilishly devious daughter and enjoined by my lightning fast friend. When she first asked I thought: wow, […]

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Face the Strange is Published!

I’m incredibly excited to present to you … Face the Strange, an anthology of amazing stories I’ve edited along with my daughter, Brigid, and introduced by Dean Wesley Smith. Mayhem, destruction, and domination. Cooperation, friendship, and even love. When strangers from vastly different backgrounds collide, the potential fallouts are infinite. Within these pages you’ll find […]

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Look Safe Appears in STOLEN

My cup runneth over today it seems. I’ve got a couple things to talk about all of a sudden, so let’s start here … I’m pretty stoked to announce that Fiction River’s Stolen, which includes my short story “Look Safe,” has now seen publication. It’s an anthology of stories that all have something to do […]

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Space: 1975

Here’s your chance to stow away on the greatest little space opera anthology since, well, the 70s! [grin] X X X X X X All right, I’ve done some vague Facebook sharing on this project over the past day or three, but since it’s getting ready to go live I can now talk a bit […]

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My Tash Sultana Problem

Like anything, you don’t start out at the top and you’re always getting better. So I’m not in a competition with anyone. I don’t think I’m better than anyone. I don’t think I’m the best at anything. I just do my thing, and I learn shit from people all the time. Just keep your brain […]

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My Dad and Jackie Robinson

Some time back my dad—who grew up in both Atlanta, GA and South Bend, IN—mentioned that as a kid he had gone to see a minor league baseball game in Atlanta in which Jackie Robinson played. We didn’t talk long about it, but he described the event as somewhat uplifting, I admit, for several reasons, […]

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Alas, It Didn’t Have to Be This Way

I wrote this yesterday, if it matters, while I was preparing to do our grocery shopping and as I was thinking back to how—until the last few months—I’d never considered a trip to the grocery store to be anything, you know, “special.” # # # # # It’s 9:37 AM. July 18. By worldometer, the […]

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