Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

Yes, another year has passed. So far for me, it’s been a good one.

My story, Avarice, previously published in Darwin’s Evolutions is being reprinted in e-book form through Darwin Garrison’s new publishing venture.

My youngest is graduating Senior Kindergarten today.  And my oldest is having her grade 8 prom tomorrow!


God, I suddenly feel old.  Happy, but old ;)


Please, send presents. It’s my only hope…



Thursday, June 23, 2011

A review for Four WIzards and a Funeral.

Lois Tilton does short fiction reviews for Locus Online. She had this to say about my story which appears in InterGalactic Medicine Show.


There were five wizards in the Cabal before one of them died. This makes Carmichael the business of the Undertaker. His will has left instruction for his funeral, but the other members of the Cabal each have their own demands. One wants him burned, another wants him soaked in preservative, another puts a dagger through his heart with the demand that no one remove it. And of course their demands are all backed up by the most dire of threats, not to mention the suggestion of necromancy. What’s an innocent Undertaker to do?

In this case, the suggestion of humor in the title is appropriate; this is light horror. The Undertaker’s solution is satisfactorily ingenious, as it ought to be.

A Contest!

Darwin Garrison, former editor/publisher of Darwin's Evolutions is starting up an e-publishing company and one of his writers is offering up a contest on his blog. If you are interested in a free ebook, here is the link:




Monday, June 13, 2011

More IGMS stuff.

Here is my version of the story writing process in the IGMS blog.

Friday, June 10, 2011

…and an official press release.

Dateline: Greensboro, NC, June 8, 2011 - Six years after appearing in Writers of the Future XXI together, four of 2005's winners will have stories published in the same issue of Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show (IGMS), a leading webzine of science fiction and fantasy. []

Recent Nebula-winner Eric James Stone, Scott Roberts, Lon Prater, and Mike Rimar - each a 2005 winner of the ongoing Writers of the Future contest - were notified separately this year that the short stories they had submitted to IGMS would appear together in the June 8 issue of the award-winning webzine. "I noticed that we'd all mentioned stories coming out in the same issue and joked that we should call it a reunion," Scott Roberts said.

"It's not unusual for IGMS to publish winners of the Writers of the Future contest," fiction editor Edmund Schubert pointed out. "We regularly receive outstanding submissions from prior winners. What's really odd is publishing so many from the same year in one issue. I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be some kind of record."

Some press from SF Signal

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Check out this artwork!

From artist Anna Repp, this drawing accompanies my story in IGMS. Very cool.



IGMS P - 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, LAUNCH!!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

IGMS P - 9

I hope everyone realizes the – means minus, and not dash, otherwise the whole effect is ruined.



Tuesday, June 07, 2011

IGMS – 10

The clock is really ticking now.  The press release has been sent to Writers of the Future and a few other places.  I’ll post links as they become available.



Monday, June 06, 2011

IGMS P- 11

I’m seriously considering weeding the garden.

Remember, I said seriously considering. I’ve made no commitment.


Sunday, June 05, 2011

IGMS P - 12

Quiet day.  It rained.  Canucks are two games closer to the Stanley Cup.


Saturday, June 04, 2011


The authors have written a kind of advertising blurb for the Writers of the Future telling them four of us are in IGMS.  Since Orson Scott Card is also a judge, I’m sure they’ll give us some publicity.

Got an email from my friend Darwin Garrison.  Darwin used my story, Avarice, as the flagship story for his new magazine Darwin’s Evolutions.  The magazine folded, but Darwin hasn’t.  He’s taking advantage of the e-publishing revolution and starting his own publishling company, including the stories originally published in his magazine.  Looks like Avarice is going to make the rounds again.

Let you know when I get more information.



Friday, June 03, 2011

IGMS P- 14

Interesting coincidence.  A total of four of the stories in the upcoming issue were written by Writers of the Future XXI alumni, and all of the stories were written by members of the Codex Online Writers group.

I assure there is no conspiracy.  Really.  I have a birth certificate to prove it.



Thursday, June 02, 2011

Arbitrary Countdown Commencing P minus 15

Since the publishing schedule for Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show isn’t exactly written in stone and usually come out the middle of every other month, and since my story, “Four Wizards and a Funeral,” is slated to come on in the upcoming issue, I’ve decided to begin a little countdown to the main event.  Will the zine publish when I hit zero?  Will the zine publish before I hit zero?  Will my story even make it into the issue? So many questions all adding to the excitement.

OOOH! I scared!