What does one work on next? Everything, and all at once, apparently.

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It’s been too long since my last post and so much has happened since then I am at a loss as to what to cover, first.

I’ll default to the writing.

Now That We’re Alone is still selling well and exceeding my expectations. The number of reviews on Amazon (currently at 18) have been steadily increasing, too, which is a nice surprise since it took my novella, Necrosaurus Rex, the better part of two years to get as many reviews as Now That We’re Alone has gotten in four months. Hopefully, that number keeps going up, even if it is at a snail’s pace.

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WIPs, Video Games, Podcasts That Contain My Voice, and One of the Nicest Reviews My Work Has Received…

What an incredibly busy week and change!

Like, no joke, October is looking to be the single most busy month of the whole year, and the whole year has already been really busy:

1. I’ve signed contracts for two short stories;

2. two other short stories have now gone live in their respective anthologies (“Capistrano Boulevard” is in Star-Fox and “Elephants” is in More Bizarro Than Bizarro);

3. I’ve dutifully submitted two other short stories;

4. I am gearing up to submit two more short stories, with a third following shortly after;

5. made a really nice breakthrough on my new novella and it has re-lit a fire under my ass to get it done. And the idea was such a “no duh” type of inspiration that it’s almost embarrassing in hindsight, as I should’ve figured it all out looooooong ago.

C’est la vie, right?

BUT . . . the craziest bit of news (number 6, if you’re counting) comes from the world of side projects, namely video game development. Last year, Rooster Republic (the indie press I co-own with Don Noble) started exploring the creation of media besides books. Initially, we were entertaining the idea of board games and card-based RPGs, though that early effort quickly evolved into video games.

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Free Flash: How Old Is A Shadow

“How Old Is A Shadow”

Tom’s nipples had bled right through his shirt. Embarrassment is why he now insisted on running before dawn and why he placed Band-Aids over his areolas. Vanity brought him to the man who ran in the shadows.

The men met before dawn, sharing darkness, running along the same path. The man claimed to have found a trick which lent him life everlasting. His tenor bordered desperate, yet vanity gilded his claim and Tom approached without breaking stride.

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Werewolf Wednesday, an excerpt from the short story “Beast Mode,” and where I’ll be next week if you want to give me a hug…

Luke Spooner’s illustration for “Beast Mode” is the last piece I’ll be sharing on this website, and it is a great image to cap off the little preview I started a couple weeks ago.

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Illustrations by Luke Spooner for Now That We’re Alone

Once a week, I plan on unveiling at least one selection of Luke Spooner’s interior art for my forthcoming collection of short stories. This particular image kicks off the collection, representing the only poem that I chose to include, “This Is Why Johnny Is In Therapy Now,” which also happens to be the first piece I’d ever had published.

Take a look at this beautiful image…

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Illustration for “This Is Why Johnny Is In Therapy Now” by Luke Spooner

 

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Cover Image Reveal for Now That We’re Alone

Hello! and thanks for stopping by the site.

My collection of short stories, Now That We’re Alone, should be available very soon from JournalStone and Bizarro Pulp Press. It was a fun project to put together, with great cover art from Jim Agpalza (who previously created the cover art for my novella, Necrosaurus Rex) and 11 pieces of interior art by Luke Spooner. Editing duties for the collection were handled by Vincenzo Bilof.

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