• Writing

    Shameless Self Promotion: Legends and Lore

    by Have I told you about Legends and Lore lately? Aside from my having a story in it (“Natural Order”), it’s a great anthology. Wait, that didn’t come out right. Let’s try again. It’s a great anthology that happens to have a story of mine in it, “Natural Order”. Nine fantastic tales inspired by a variety of mythologies and mythological beings, Legends and Lore takes reality as we know it and tweaks things a little, in nine different ways. This isn’t a review, so I’m not going to gush about any particular (or every!) story other than to see it’s a great read. There’s a lot of good storytelling in…

  • Announcement

    Legends and Lore Release Party

    by So, Legends and Lore officially releases on Wednesday, although the e-version is already available on Amazon. I’m excited about this anthology in a way I’m not sure I have been before, and I think it’s mainly due to the Release Party on Facebook. (Click the banner to go to the event page.) This happens on Wednesday, and while full details are on the FB page (games, prizes, questions and answers), I’d like to point out that it runs from 7-1130 pm Eastern Time, with each half hour belonging to a different author in the anthology. I’ve drawn the second half hour, which means my time is 730-8 Eastern, and fairly…

  • Announcement,  Fiction,  Writing

    Legends and Lore

    by We’ll call this announcement number two, but I think I’ve spoiled it long before now. Legends and Lore is an anthology coming out from Xychler Publishing (or on Facebook) on October 22nd. If it isn’t obvious, I have a story in it. Here’s the particularly awesome cover: Legends and Lore releases on October 22nd just in time for all that Halloween gift giving you’ve got in mind. No, it isn’t a horror anthology. Very much fantasy, and very much worth the read if you’re a fan of the genre. My story, “Natural Order”, could, I suppose, be classed as Urban, Modern, or Legendary Fantasy, or all three, if you…

  • Writing

    The Green Struggle

    by “Carlos woke blindfolded, gagged, wrists and ankles wrapped in duct tape, and with the taste of dryer sheets in his mouth.” It’s an awesome opening line, isn’t it? At least I think so, and I got a compliment on Twitter plus a DM that said it was attention getting. So yeah, it’s an awesome opening line. The problem is that it leads into a story that’s going to be very linear and predictable if I write it as I’ve rough plotted it out. It’s supposed to be an idea for a story submission to the upcoming “Urban Green Man” anthology, but I’m not feeling a lot of originality in…