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“Tower for Two” Reading

April 11th, 2016

. Tomorrow come see (and maybe participate in) a reading of my Rapunzel & Rumpelstiltskin steampunk fairy tale play “Tower for Two.”  It’s part of The Make Ready, which is done every other month by the good people at Dandelion Theatre. Here are the details: Tuesday, April 12 7:00 The Make Ready Featuring “Tower for […]

. My short story “Trash Pick-Up” (published last September at NEAR TO THE KNUCKLE) has been nominated for the Derringer Award for Best Flash Mystery Story of 2015! The Derringer Awards are given out every year by The Short Mystery Fiction Society to honor outstanding short mystery and crime stories. This is my 6th Derringer […]

Tonight my play “A Lady Who Collects Spiders Meets A Gentleman Who Collects Snakes” will be a part of Dandelion Theatre’s BE MINE: A FUNDRAISING VARIETY SHOW OF HEARTFELT PROPORTIONS. Fizz Bar 3220 N. Lincoln in Chicago 7:00 $10.00 Donation Sketches, music, improv, storytelling, a raffle and my play – Fun!  Fun!  Fun! Come out […]

Are You Famous, Yet? Podcast

February 8th, 2016

. The wonderful people at the wonderful “Are You Famous, Yet?” podcast were wonderful enough to have me on as a guest. You can listen to me talk about my writing career and a bunch of other stuff. You can find the podcast here. Check it out! .

Books For Sale

February 7th, 2016

. Did you know I have books for sale at Amazon.com?   VELVET WHISPERS IN THE CROSSFIRE NIGHT Men and women. Love and betrayal. Lies and promises. Laughter and tears. When men and women meet, revelation can’t be far behind. And when they go their separate ways, catastrophe is close-at-hand. Sometimes dark, sometimes funny, sometimes […]

It’s January 31st – You all know what that means! It’s National Gorilla Suit Day!!! To commemorate this special holiday, I’ve written a short play. Enjoy! (This piece debuted at Dandelion Theatre’s THE MAKE READY on August 11, 2015) GORILLAS IN THE DRIZZLE by John Weagly (Lights up. PETUNIA works at her desk. The desk […]

R.I.P. David Bowie

January 11th, 2016

. I doubt there’s any living artist in any medium that hasn’t been influenced by David Bowie (whether they know it or not). For myself, on a Sunday night in August of 2009 I watched and episode of MAD MEN followed by Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 film THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, which starred David […]

The Devil’s Garden

January 7th, 2016

. I always wanted to write a Devil at the Crossroads story – so I wrote one. It’s called “The Devil’s Garden.” It’s a Whispering Gulch story and I’ve been lucky enough to have it published in the Texas Gardener Newsletter SEEDS. You can read it here. Want to read more about Whispering Gulch? Check […]

. A new Whispering Gulch story! My western story “The Woman Who Waltzed With Ulysses S. Grant” is available today at the wonderful flash fiction web-zine SPELK. Check it out! Want to read more about Whispering Gulch? Check out “The Devil’s Kiss” at THE OTHER OTTER. .

Knife Fight on Christmas Avenue

December 21st, 2015

. My short story “Knife Fight on Christmas Avenue” is available today at the terrific web-zine SHOTGUN HONEY. A very wise man gave me the best compliment in the world when he said my title sounded like a Tom Waits song. So here’s a Tom Waits Christmas song.

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