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. A new Whispering Gulch western has been published at a cool humor site called THE OTHER OTTER. The story is called “The Devil’s Kiss.” Other Whispering Gulch western stories have been published at THE BIG ADIOS. They include: “Six Bullets in F Minor” and “The Rustle of Bed Sheets and One Lost Cow” .

. Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Why not start celebrating now by buying THE COMPLETE KILLER WORE CRANBERRY, an electronic trio of Thanksgiving-themed anthologies from Untreed Reads? I’m in the 2nd one with my story “Thursday Night at Pins and Pub.” Over 40 stories for the low, low price of $7.99! .

. Very nice news – My short story, “The Rustle of Bed Sheets and One Lost Cow,” is up today at the very fine webzine THE BIG ADIOS (which is published by the very admirable folks at One Eye Press). This is the second story in my Whispering Gulch series. The first story, “Six Bullets […]

Reloaded – Out Today!

September 10th, 2013

. Out today from the good people at Shotgun Honey and One Eye Press – RELOADED (Both Barrels) volume 2 Featuring my story “The Last Croak” And a whole lot of other great words. Buy it. .

Elmore Leonard R.I.P.

August 20th, 2013

. “Try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip.” Author Elmore “Dutch” Leonard died this morning. He was 87 years old. He was one of the best. Here are some random thoughts on this great writer: – My first exposure to Leonard’s writing was seeing the movie GET SHORTY when it came […]

. I was a fan of Richard Matheson before I had any idea who he was. My first exposure to his work was when I saw William Shatner get terrorized by the gremlin in the TWILIGHT ZONE episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” written by and adapted from a short story by Richard Matheson. Still one […]

. I have a new short story up today at the ultra-fine web-zine SHOTGUN HONEY. It’s called “Terry Tenderloin and the Pig Thief” and you can read it here. .

. I have a new short story up today at the ultra-cool Western zine THE BIG ADIOS. Check out “Six Bullets in F Minor.” .

Armageddon Mackerel

March 12th, 2013

— Last month, Patti Abbott issued a Flash Fiction Challenge to “Write a story about a man in a white van.” I wasn’t going to participate, but then I realized “My boss has a white van!” I still wasn’t going to participate, but then I started picturing my boss filling up his white van with […]

What is Steampunk?

October 22nd, 2012

. When I started writing CLOCKWORK ADORATION (which I consider an evening of short, interconnected Steampunk plays) I didn’t know what Steampunk was. And now, three years later, the classification is still a little muddy to me. From what I can piece together, Steampunk is a genre that originated in the 1980’s, but can be […]

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