Monday, October 16, 2017


While attending a panel of Anthony Award-nominated short-story writers at last week's Bouchercon, I received an email from a mystery magazine editor...for my 33rd acceptance of the year.

Sunday, October 01, 2017


I completed and submitted my twenty-seventh short story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 6,700-word fantasy I began February 15, 2016.

Published: "The Last Butt"

My story "The Last Butt" appears in the October issue of Flash Bang Mysteries. Read it here.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Reviewed: "The Uninhabited"

Sandra Seamans at My Little Corner had this to say about "The Uninhabited" (Tough, September 26, 2017):
"What I loved the most is the fact that it reminds you that nothing is ever what it seems."
Read her full comments here.

Reviewed: "The Princess and the Swineherd"

Dee at Love Bytes reviewed "The Princess and the Swineherd" and had this to say:
"If you like being told a tale without the story being heavy on angst this could be just the ticket. However, if you enjoy being pulled in by character development and emotions (The feels) then perhaps you should pick this one up when you’re looking for a quick escape."
Read the the entire review here.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


I received my 32nd acceptance of the year this morning, this time for a piece of flash crime fiction.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


I received my 31st acceptance of the year this afternoon, this time for a story that straddles the line between dark crime and non-supernatural horror.

Friday, September 22, 2017


I received my 30th acceptance of the year this morning, this time for a bit of crime fiction that won't be published until January/February 2019.