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Thursday, November 26, 2020


Black Hare Press has been publishing and continues to publish a set of FREE anthologies during the pandemic, in a number of genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Paranormal, and Paranormal Romance. I'm not sure how many there will finally be in the Paranormal categories, but there will be 10 books in each of the first three genres.I know, because Black Hare Press recently FINALIZED their acceptances in those categories. 

Download your free LOCKDOWN anthologies as they become available here: https://www.blackharepress.com/series-lockdown/


Out of the thirty plus total books planned, I have stories or poems in a dozen of them, represented by the images above. Below are listed my individual contributions. 

  • Fantasy #1: Banepyre and Bitewind
  • Fantasy #4: Malomenire the Mad
  • Fantasy #5: The Final Spell of the Archmage, Astromote
  • Fantasy #6: Princess Barbie and the Troll Baby
  • Fantasy #8: From Heaven
  • Fantasy #10: Obsidian and Olivine & Faerie Display
  • Horror #2: Sissy Fuss
  • Sci-Fi #1: Hivemind of the Universal Donor
  • Sci-Fi #4: Charlie Whinesworth's Lucky Trinket
  • Sci-Fi #5: The Quantum Oracle
  • Sci-Fi # 7: On the Tip
  • Sci-Fi #9: The Last Loophole


Friday, November 13, 2020


I recently completed the task of helping to select and edit speculative fiction poems for this anthology, due to be published very soon. I'm confident that readers will be delighted with the variety and quality of this volume. 

Five of my own speculative fiction poems will be included: 

Mary Crockett's Garden

Primordial Princess

Survival of the Humblest

Body of Proof

Rockets Blast, Achoo (a haiku)

I'll post the purchase links when the anthology becomes available. 

http://paperdjinnpress.com/anthology/