WIP: Voistvanost – Atypical Vignette Fiction in a Fantasy World

July 8, 2015


Photo by Doug Kline, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License (CC-BY-2.0)

This summer I’m working on fiction pieces large and small for a tabletop RPG setting. The piece below is one of the vignettes I’ve written to give a glimpse into one of the setting’s environments. By way of explanation, this is a setting for Pathfinder, a game that includes Gunslinger as a character class. Gunslingers […]

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“Do You Know Who This Person Is?” – I Don’t Do Boxes #3

June 9, 2015


I am incredibly honored to be included in issue 3 of I Don’t Do Boxes, a zine of queer stories from the South, produced by QueerLab and Elsewhere Museum. The theme of this issue was “Act Out.” The essay below is entirely true and autobiographical. The story of how and why I was pseudonymously interviewed as […]

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 […]