Here’s how you can tell someone else (in my case, my wife) has always been getting to the movie theatre first and buying the tickets: it’s finally you in line and you hand the guy a twenty for two tickets and can’t understand why he’s looking at you for more.
Most normal people wait for the end of December to roll around before deciding on New Year’s Resolutions. I, however, have never been called normal and don’t feel like waiting the six months. So here are my Half-Year’s Resolutions. Write 150,000 words of new fiction. This averages to a little under 6000 words each week. […]
There’s something wrong about a magazine having its Table of Contents on page 38 and what’s more, it not being a complete table but rather one that just lists the feature stories. If you want a listing of the columns — and yes, it was a column I was looking for in Vanity Fair — you […]
According to a friend on Facebook (I’m too lazy to look it up), 73 percent of people polled by Newsweek thought the question, “Do you believe in miracles,” was a good question for a first date. My thought is that it’s a matter of context. It all depends on whether it’s a reference to religion, the 1980 Olympic […]
I woke up at 2:59 this morning to a loud crash. I thought sure someone was in the house but my search (wielding, of course, a fearsome steak knife) turned up nothing. Some detective work after I got up concluded that it must have been snow avalanching off the back roof onto the bulkhead. But I can’t […]
Some more good reviews have come out for Music For Another World, the British anthology that includes my story “Blue Note Heaven.” One review called it “one of the anthology’s most original stories” which was really nice to read. The trade paper version is still only available through Amazon UK, but there’s a Kindle version now. Here […]
My short story “The Floater” has sold to an anthology called Bride of the Golem. I really like this story and hope you will too. There’s no set publication date right now, but I’ll provide updates as they become available.
What a year! I sold my first novel, Cracking the Ice, to WestSide Books. It will be appearing in May, 2011. That all by itself makes 2010 a watershed year. I also sold three short stories: “Age is a Four-Letter Word,” “A Simple Matter of Priorities,” and “Blue Note Heaven.” I wrote another novel, several proposals, […]
inertia – the tendency of a body to preserve its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force. Man, does this apply to writers! The more you write, the easier it is to keep writing. The more you don’t write, the harder it is to get started. Before I go […]
I just got my author’s copies of Music For Another World, an anthology of “strange fiction” short stories with a common theme of music. My story “Blue Note Heaven” leads off Act I. I hope you’ll read it. If you live in the USA, however, you’ll need to do a little more work to get a copy. It’s a British anthology […]