Sunday, September 30, 2012


I received my 43rd acceptance this morning, this time for a Christmas story.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


I received my 42nd acceptance of the year today.

I wrote a romance two years ago that was rejected by the anthology I'd originally targeted. This morning, while looking through my binder of anthology submission calls, I found one the story might fit if I could revise it a bit. The deadline for submission was listed as tomorrow.

I spent the morning adding 500 words to the story, submitted it, and promptly received an acceptance and a note that my story had squeezed in under the wire because the editor had actually closed the anthology earlier today.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Published 2x

My story "Relationships 101" appears in the November True Confessions and my story "Handprint Turkey" appears in the November True Story.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


I received my 41st acceptance of the year this morning, this time for a Christmas-themed confession.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Number crunching

I have 1,025 short story sales, a number which surprised me when I totaled them today because I had not realized I'd passed the 1,000-sale mark.

The total does not represent 1,025 different short stories. Buried in the total, and too difficult for me to calculate based on the way I keep my records, are several reprint sales.

The total also does not represent 1,025 short story publications. Some of the stories are awaiting publication later this year and next, and a few were sales to magazines that ceased publication prior to publishing my story.

Even so, that's a hell of a lot of short stories.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I finished and submitted my thirty-fourth story of the year this evening, a 4,800-word Christmas story I started writing July 29, while sitting in a restaurant during the final day of ArmadilloCon.

Friday, September 14, 2012


I received my 40th acceptance of the year this evening, this time for a bit of erotic crime fiction.

Saturday, September 08, 2012


Subrei reviews "Late One Night at the Tourist Court" (Past Pleasures, Xcite) at Thoughts of a Growing Sub, and concludes
"Due to the one surprise during the first sex scene and the ending I would say this story is worth a read. It’s not great but it isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever read either."
Read the entire review here.


My hardboiled mystery short story "Bumfuck, Egypt" appears in Crime Factory 11.

Download a PDF of the magazine here.

Thursday, September 06, 2012


I finished and submitted my thirty-third story of the year this afternoon, a 3,900-word Christmas-themed confession that I began writing August 2, 2011.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012


Midnight Boudoir reviewed Past Pleasures (Xcite, 2012) and said my contribution, "Late One Night at the Tourist Court," is
A brilliant post-war Bonnie and Clyde style storyline, on the run after a robbery, they stop for some celebrational sex, well written and brilliant plot and great twist to the ending.

Monday, September 03, 2012


I returned from a short trip out of town to discover that I'd received my 39th acceptance of the year while I was away. This one's for a 4,400-word confession.


My story "Tips" has just been publish at Out of the Gutter's website: