Children of Elder Time E-book Available


I’m so excited to announce that my collection of short stories and poems, Children of Elder Time  is available for Kindle download from Amazon.com!  I used my original artwork, Sun and Moon,  for the cover.

The book features 10 short stories, two of which were previously published, and two poems. The entire book clocks in at 128 pages, which I hope is enough (and entertaining enough) to warrant its $2.99 price tag.

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The stories and poems can best be summed up as Speculative Fiction. That’s the best genre I could lump them under considering they feature everything from dragons and vampires to (I’m not kidding) vampire-dragons. You’ll also find tales with folklore, fairy tales and classic mythology re-spun and re-imagined. The stories range from humorous to dark and represent, I hope, the best of my writing to date.

Here’s the link again!

Children of Elder Time

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2011 Locus Awards


If you are looking some SF/F summer reading suggestions, why not try award winners?

 The 2011 Locus Awards were announced last Saturday. If you’re unfamiliar with the magazine or the website, visit the homepage: Locusmag.com . To go directly to the awards announcements visit this page: Locus Awards 2011 Winners.

It was exciting to see that my new (strictly literarary) crush, Neil Gaiman, took home wins in two categories.

I managed to snag the anthology The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy at the library last weekend. Published in 2004, the book delivers on the title. The editors have chosen only the best of the best stories from the award-winners from the 70’s through the 2000’s. For someone, like me, who loves short stories, the common thread running through the book is the excellence (and strangeness)  of each story. The book features work from SF/F giants like Harlan Ellison, Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia E. Butler and of course, my dear Neil. 🙂

   If the terrific stories in the anthology are anything to go by, I can confidently recommend checking out the materials from the winners this year. I guess it’s time to update my Amazon wish-list.

SF/F News Links


Today I began looking for ways of keeping up with what is going on in the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy publishing. A quick Google seach brought up thousands of listings.
Here are two links I explored extensively:
Locus Online–is “a semi-autonomous web version of Locus Magazine. Like the magazine, Locus Online focuses on news of the Science Fiction publishing field and coverage of new science fiction books and magazines.” If the subject concerns SF/F publishing and news, Locus Online probably has something about it. I especially like that they have a section on magazines and webzines with reviews and links (where available).

Another site I found interesting is SF Site.com . The front page is mostly book reviews, but a deeper look uncovers news, topical lists, interviews, forum discussions and more. It’s worth checking out.

I will add a News category to the sidebar with these links and add others when I have time to explore more sites.

Everyday Weirdness


Not enough weirdness in your day already? This site can fix that.  Everyday Weirdness offers readers the chance to “get a little weird every day” with their stories of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.

It’s a fun site, but naturally some of the entries are more successful than others, in my opinion.

Here’s a link to the welcome page Everyday Weirdness. Readers can start with the very first story, Lovecraft’s “Ex Oblivion,” or go to today’s entry (a poem) and backtrack, if time permits.

Best of all, tomorrow there will be another entry.

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