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Sunday, September 26, 2021

The World of Myth 100th Issue

My fantasy short story, "The Dawn of Magic: Here be Dragons, Goblins, and Unicorns (Oh My!)" has just been published in the 100th issue of "World of Myth Magazine". 
Once you read it (as I hope you will) and perhaps even vote, I'd really like to know if you would like the story to continue, as suggested by WoM editor, Stephanie Bardy.

Here's the link to The World of Myth, 100th Issue home page: 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Hell Launching soon.

Speaking of delayed pleasures, Black Hare Press' "Hell"-themed 500-word story anthology is launching soon, including my story, "Delayed Pleasures Loophole".

Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks.

To celebrate the anniversary of her The Writer's Journey Blog, (https://www.authorelainemarie.com/blog), Author Elaine Marie Carnegie - Padgett has compiled an anthology of works by awesome authors she has interviewed. Two of my works will be published: "The Right Stuff" (the first poem I ever sold), and "Dark Trek", a short story published in The World of Myth Magazine (http://www.theworldofmyth.com/), for which I earned "Author of the Month".

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Crow's Feet Journal "100 Ways to Die"

 In other drabble anthology news, Crow's Feet Journal has accepted four of my tiny tales of tragedy for their upcoming anthology, "100 Ways to Die"

  • Never Quit,
  • Price of Mercy
  • Keelhauled
  • Tragic Depth by Autocorrect

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

My flash fiction story, "Curse of the Demon Lord" will be one of those featured in "Reign: A Dark Fantasy Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction Book 7), with an expected print date of August 31st, but already available on Kindle


In other news, four of my drabbles, "Never Quit", "Keelhauled", "Tragic Depth by Autocorrect" and "Price of Mercy" were accepted for a horror anthology, "100 Ways to Die," by the fledgling publisher, Crows Feet Journal.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Two Recent Clarendon House Books Publications

Having been extremely preoccupied recently, what with moving to South Korea and feverishly writing for some contracted deadlines, I've been slacking on updating this blog. To catch up, I'm going to combine two belated publication announcements for the same publisher: Clarendon House Books

First, my humorous story Pregenesis has been published a fourth time as part of the "Best of" series in Issue #29 of Inner Circle Writers' Group Magazine

This story was first published in "Carrier Wave: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Comedy Anthology 2018", and voted the best of the anthology.  As a winning story, it was chosen for inclusion in "Gold: The Best from Clarendon House Anthologies Volume One 2017/2018", and published a second time.
Next, it was republished in Personal Bests Journal Issue 1, and finally, in the magazine above.

Finally, my science-fiction love poem, "A Spaceman", was published in May 2021 in "Poetica # 3: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Second Poetry Anthology 2021"