Welcome to my writing site! Please check my
page, where excerpts from nearly all of my published fiction stories are
available. Read about my writing, editing, and publishing projects on this
page, or visit this page to learn about me.
Available - A Quiet Blue Wheel
Please support this local anthology,
comprised of stories from my hard-working writing students. Portions
of the proceeds will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Bangor. The book
also includes my contribution,
of John Trafford's Grave." Read that story, or visit
in the Pan
I've been writing a monthly
flash-fiction column on The Cud. It started out as a story here and
story there for Evan Kanarakis, the editor of The Cud, but in 2011
became a regular monthly column. I've never been one for posting my
fiction for free online, but have changed in my old age. And this
has been LOADS of fun, not to mention somewhat demanding every
month. Like I tell my students during the
second week of class when we do a
flash-fiction exercise, "shorter" doesn't mean "easier."
Check out links to free fiction here!
After a semester at United
Technologies Center, the class I tech, "Creative Writing: The Short Story" moved
over to Bangor Adult Education, where it's now in its fourth semester. The
class is getting a makeover this year; working for 18-24 months with
students in order to turn their work into publishable stories is
well outside the eight-week run of the class and really monopolizing
my rare free time. I'm going to six weeks, and won't be publishing
them--but instead identifying the strong writers in the group and
inviting those folks into anthologies.
Learn more about it here.
I've launched Epic Saga
Publishing, with the goal to publish niche publications with
interest to particular groups--such as 2011's Atheist Tales
and 2012's upcoming Salacious Tales. My plan is to slowly
build a stable of quality titles that showcase great fiction by
skilled writers, regardless of their status. I've launched Epic Saga
Publishing! The content will vary widely, and probably won't appeal
Into TV and Film
Yeah, right. After years of
learning the business of submitting short fiction, and becoming
successful enough to rack up lots of
published credits in print magazines and anthologies, not
to mention teaching students how to do
that, I'm trying to get into teleplays and screenplays.
It's like being sent back to kindergarten! The biggest challenge:
getting an agent--any agent, any agent at all--to even respond to a
query. Read more here.
of My Fiction
Wikipedia's definition of
speculative fiction is pretty good, if you ask me: "Speculative
fiction is an umbrella term encompassing the more fantastical
fiction genres, specifically science fiction, fantasy, horror,
supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, utopian and dystopian
fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and alternate
history in literature." I don't only write speculative
fiction, but it's by far my preference.
Read here to learn why.
A Game Is
Nothing to link to yet, but
a huge role-playing game project I've been working on for a very
long time is coming near to completion. I can't wait to finish it
and publish it, mostly because I'll be able to die feeling I've
completed such a long-term project! Not only does it include a
core-rules book, but it includes a vast campaign setting that will
likely top out at 700 pages and over 500,000 words of detailed
source material. I'll update when the game company's Web site
finally goes live.
New Book: Lost Souls
After years of working on
various novel projects, one I started several years ago, and worked on
diligently, is done and being shopped around to selected agents. The book
is Lost Souls, and it has been a solid part of my life for some
time. Read more about it here.
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