Pulptastic StoryHack, Issue Zero is Here!

I want to introduce you to a new up-and-coming literary magazine this week. StoryHack Action & Adventure is a modern-day pulp magazine that celebrates pulse-pounding fiction that is fun to read and crosses the genre divide in creative ways. Publisher and editor, Bryce A Beattie's goal is to develop the magazine into a pro-rate paying market. … Continue reading Pulptastic StoryHack, Issue Zero is Here!

Last Chance To Nominate Babylon’s Song

As you know, "Babylon's Song" received a nomination for New Zealand's Sir Julius Vogel Award. If you've read the story and enjoyed it and think it deserves award recognition, please register a nomination. It's free and there are only a few days left. Kōsa Press is blogging about it this week and you can find … Continue reading Last Chance To Nominate Babylon’s Song

On My Nightstand

In the spirit of blogging more often I'm sharing a snapshot of my nightstand as it looks now. I'm way behind on my reading. I'm not even going to mention what's waiting for me on my kindle. I allow the books to pile up as a reminder that I have things to read. I love reading … Continue reading On My Nightstand

#Blog Polling Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in my poll. I'm pleased to discover you want me to regularly write about forgotten mythology. On the other hand, I'm surprised you folks are interested in my "inner turmoil." "Writing Adventures" came in third and that is fine because I've written about it on and off since I started … Continue reading #Blog Polling Results

Babylon’s Song Nominated for Sir Julius Vogel Award!

Well, dearest readers, I have a grin on my face that won't go away. I received an email this week from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) informing me that "Babylon's Song" has been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. If you recall, three of my stories … Continue reading Babylon’s Song Nominated for Sir Julius Vogel Award!

Writing Update for 2017

I'm in the midst of editing a fantasy short story I'm submitting to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I'm behind on schedule already. Right now it's sitting at 30k words and I'm in the process of cutting it down to 11k, which is the maximum allowed for submission to the magazine. I'm also in the process of … Continue reading Writing Update for 2017

Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard

I haven't yet dedicated a proper blog post to celebrate the birthday of one of my literary heroes, Robert E. Howard. I'm not sure I can do a better job than what other fans have done and because I'm late, it somehow feels disrespectful to now all of a sudden attempt something grand. I can, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard