“Death in the Serengeti” is one of my favorite stories for many reasons. It’s a thriller that’s a fun read, it brings me back to my trip of a lifetime to Africa, and it also involves an all-time favorite writing experience. Let me tell you about that experience. New York Times bestselling writer Kevin J. […]
For Lynn English High School students who have read and enjoyed Offside this summer—and really for all potential readers—let me suggest that you also try Cracking the Ice, my other Young Adult novel. It’s also set in the late sixties with some of the action taking place in Lynn, Massachusetts. Cracking the Ice is Jessie Stackhouse’s […]
Pentucket Publishing has released my latest novel, Offside, in all electronic formats. The paper version will become available in early January. Officially, it’s a Young Adult title because its hero is a teenager and the content is age-appropriate for readers 13 and up. Offside will also span both the Young Adult Sports and Young Adult […]
My story “Huram’s Temple” will appear in the March/April issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. The issue will appear on the newsstands in late January, so keep your eyes out for it. I’m honored to have this story appear in such a prestigious publication.
A new story of mine appeared a few days ago when Fiction River: Universe Between released. Fiction River is a terrific multi-genre anthology series that has gained great renown in little over a year. The Universe Between issue includes a rarity for me, a science fiction story, “One-Night Stands for Love and Glory.” What isn’t rare, at least I […]
In her January Recommended Reading List, USA Today Bestselling Author Kristine Kathryn Rusch said of “Little Blue Fuzzy”: I love this story. I first saw it in a workshop under a different title. The story was funny then, and it’s funny now. David H. Hendrickson is one of my favorite writers. Use this piece as an […]
If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all, you know about my intense admiration for Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I consider her the single best teacher I’ve ever had. The workshops run by her and Dean Wesley Smith have changed my life. She’s also one of my favorite writers. (And also a heckuva person, […]
Congratulations to my friend Scott William Carter for winning the Oregon Book Award. His terrific Young Adult novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature. Check out Scott’s work, both his novels and short stories. He’s an excellent writer.
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 […]
Yes, I know it’s late August, but I’ve either had other writing projects I’ve been focused on or had other topics I wanted to get to first. In September, I expect to begin posting this list on a monthly basis and also be more punctual. That’s the plan, at least. There are a few books I enjoyed but won’t be […]