“Nest” 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.
“Symbiote” appears in Derelict, a ZNB “lost ship” anthology.
It’s about searching for something, and finding it where you least expect.
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).
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:
Nature’s Ways is a collection of two stories, “Nest” and “Symbiote,” both of which appeared in print previously (see above).
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.
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?”
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.