Sunday, October 30, 2016

Published: "Selfies"

My story "Selfies" appears in the just-released anthology A Dose of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem.

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My story is the first one in the anthology, so by using Amazon's "Look Inside" feature you can read the entire story.


I completed and submitted my forty-eighth short story of the year this morning. This one's a 2,400-word Valentine's Day story I started October 12, 2009.

Friday, October 28, 2016


I received my 38th acceptance of the year. This one's for an essay, not a short story.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Meanwhile, in NYC

 While in New York City last Sunday, I had lunch with Loretta and Stacy Folk. Loretta is Vice President of True Renditions, LLC, publishers of True Story and True Confessions magazines, and we had a wonderful conversation about the magazines, about publishing, and about potential future opportunities. (Alas, I have no photo of Stacy because he's the man behind the camera.)

That evening I had dinner with mystery writers Elizabeth Zelvin and Gerald So. Gerald So, in a blog post (, and Liz her in response to his blog post, provide their take on our dining adventure.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


I received my 37th acceptance of the year this morning while I was in NYC. Signed and returned the contract as soon as I returned home this evening.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


I received my 36th acceptance this afternoon. This one's for the story I submitted this past Sunday.

Sunday, October 16, 2016


I completed and submitted by forty-seventh short story of the year this evening. This one's a 4,000-word confession I started October 9, 2010.

Saturday, October 08, 2016


I finished and submitted my forty-sixth short story of the year this evening. This one's a 4,000-word New Year's Eve romance I started writing April 9.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Published 2x

My stories "He Mall Walked into My Heart" and "Unexpected Thanksgiving Gifts" appear in the November issue of True Story.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016


I completed and submitted my forty-fifth short story of the year this evening. This one's a 3,100-word erotic romance that I started writing November 14, 2008.


I received my 35th acceptance of the year this afternoon, this time for a bit of crime fiction.