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WIP: A Fall in Autumn

March 7, 2015



Someone suggested I start posting excerpts from what I’m writing at the moment, so I’m throwing this out there. Does it sound to you like a good idea that I post what I just wrote – literally the last few paragraphs of the draft I’m currently drafting – every month or every two weeks or so? Please […]

Quandaries & Opportunities

January 23, 2015


Print Room Beamish - photo by David Masters - available under Creative Commons 2.0, Attribution Generic

I have an interesting opportunity and a quandary, and I’d like to describe them to you. One of the goals I set for myself when I published PERISHABLES was to experiment with different means of promotion via The Perishables Project. As part of the project, with each novel I’ve set a goal of selling ten […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: Aaron Gudmunson, “Pig Roast”

November 13, 2014



Aaron Gudmunson’s “Pig Roast,” which is the closing bookend for Wrapped in Black: Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult, is one of the most delightfully disturbing and creepy premises in the whole thing. I might or might not (spoilers: might!) have spent a huge amount of time in the ’90s reading and posting to alt.ketchup […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, “She Makes My Skin Crawl”

November 11, 2014



Shenoa Carroll-Bradd is a very gifted writer with an absolute boatload of ideas, interests and ambition. She writes short fiction, screenplays, graphic novels – you name it. If words can make it happen, Shenoa is interested in making those words. She also has a tremendous sense of fun about her as a writer, perhaps best […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: Solomon Archer, “Into the Light”

November 9, 2014



I’m going to preface this interview by saying Solomon Archer – who once asked me to call him Archer – is absolutely one of the most interesting authors with whom I’ve shared a table of contents and I don’t mean that as a backhanded compliment: I mean there are ways in which he is genuinely mysterious and intriguing […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: Mike Lester, “Not This Time”

November 7, 2014



It’s my tremendous pleasure to interview Mike Lester, an accomplished author with work both long-form and short-form to his credit and who is a fellow contributor to Wrapped in Black: Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult! Michael: Wrapped in Black is an anthology of stories about witches and the occult so let’s get right down […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: Rose Blackthorn, “Beautiful, Broken Things”

November 5, 2014



Today I’m posting my interview with the incredibly talented and prolific Rose Blackthorn, whose story “Beautiful, Broken Things” in Wrapped in Black: Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult is absolutely captivating. Reading the first few paragraphs I knew I needed to read the rest of this story. Michael: Wrapped in Black is an anthology of stories about […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: James Glass, “The Rising Son”

November 3, 2014



Next up in my series of interviews for Wrapped in Black: Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult is none other than James Glass, whose incredibly clever and well-told story “The Rising Son” is featured and who likewise was a co-contributor to Wrapped in White. Michael: Wrapped in Black is an anthology of stories about witches and […]