Other Work

 

“Nest” is an SF horror story that appears in Boundary Shock Quarterly Issue #16. The theme of the issue is “Wandering Monsters,” terrors large and small that invade or lie in wait.

“Breakaway” appears in BSQ Issue #18, Veterans. It’s the first of my “Del & Gia” stories, about the travails of a couple of R&D test pilots. This story features Gia Solari, who knows more than she wants to admit about a stolen spacecraft.

“Pirate Ship” is my first story about Del Morehouse. It takes place five years before the events in “Breakaway,” and appears in BSQ #21, Avast (The Pirate Issue).

“Gift Exchange,” a Del story that takes place some months after the events in “Pirate Ship,” appears in BSQ #24, Science Fiction Holidays.

“Robin Red,” a Gia story that takes place a few weeks after “Breakaway,” appears in BSQ #26, Tomorrow’s Crimes.

There are several more Del & Gia stories to come. The tone is lighter than that of the Jani books, more pure quill adventure than socio-political. Once they’re finished, I’ll gather them together in a collection.

 

 

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“Symbiote” appears in Derelict, a ZNB “lost ship” anthology.

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The short story “Continuing Education” first appeared in The Modern Fae’s Guide to Surviving Humanity, edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray.

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It’s about searching for something, and finding it where you least expect.

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Another light fantasy short story, “8 rms, full bsmt”. It first appeared in an anthology entitled Misspelled, edited by Julie Czerneda. Published by DAW (2008).

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My short story, “West Side Ghost Story,” appears in Second Round: A Return to the Ur-Bar, which is a return visit to the eternal watering hole featured in AFTER HOURS, an earlier anthology from ZNB Publishing.

My story concerns a young woman named Sherry, who thought she knew it all, only to realize she knew less than she ever imagined:

Second Round is available at all the usual locations: Amazon  iBooks  Nook  Kobo  ZNB Publishing

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Nature’s Ways is a collection of two stories, “Nest” and “Symbiote,” both of which appeared in print previously (see above).

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“The Repairer of Lost and Broken Things” appears in the ZNB solarpunk anthology Solar Flare. It takes place in the same universe as the Del & Gia stories, and some of those characters may appear in future stories.

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an open cookbook resting on a counter and surrounded by cooking tools

 

Book View Café’s first cookbook, BVC Eats, is now available for sale in the BVC store (it will go wide later this month). I have four entries, including a very short Jani Kilian story prefacing the recipe for Cheese Crisps. Over 150 recipes in total. I’m looking forward to trying a few as well as reading the introductions etc.

 

 

 

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An essay of mine entitled “Confessions of a Late Bloomer” appears in How I Got Published–Famous Authors Tell You How in Their Own Words, a collection of how-to/how-I-did-it essays by published writers. The book was edited by Duane Lindsay, and was published by F&W Publications, the Writers Market folks, in late 2007.

SNIPPET:

I felt the first vague rumblings in college. I started writing the story of a young woman rebelling against a repressive regime, and had completed about two handwritten pages when my roommate asked me what I was doing.

“Writing a book.”

“Oh. How many pages have you written?”

“Two.”

She laughed in a lightly mocking sort of way, and I…stopped. I didn’t have the wit to reply that every book ever written started on page one. I just stopped.