Whence Gina Miyoko?

Before I had quite finished writing the manuscript that became THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (Pegasus Crime 2018), I penned detective Gina Miyoko’s genesis story, Tinkerbell on Walkabout, and posted it as a novelette on Book View...

Today is Ray Bradbury Day

Today is the 99th anniversary of the birth of a man who filled me with the love of words, of sentences, of stories, of ideas, of possibilities. A man who gave me the best advice...

This is … My Rewrite of Emma Lazarus’s Poem

I regret that it’s time for this again. Some of you may have heard a song I wrote for the Möbius Street album entitled “Mother of Exiles.” This phrase—Mother of Exiles—was immortalized on a tablet...

Book Quote Wednesday!

It’s Book Quote Wednesday, y’all! It was a struggle not to roll my eyes. “Day in the life? Habits? And for that, you scare a woman into hiring a bodyguard?” His brows ascended. “Bodyguard? Are...

The Name of the Prose on Re:Fiction

The writers’ eZine, RE:Fiction has posted the first of my two part craft article on names. Specifically, the names of the people, places, and things and the stories that contain them. The first installment is...

Finding Evidence: CSI vs Real Forensics

I did something really cool last weekend. I went to a seminar sponsored by  Mystery Writers of America (MWA), an organization I joined after the publication of THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (from Pegasus Crime). The seminar...

Well, TA-DA! and all that…

Superheroes! Steampunk! High-stakes adventure! Cool characters fighting implacable enemies for the fate of the world while they’re battling their own demons! If you like any or all of those things in your reading, Archangel: Ascension...

New on Curious Fictions!

New this month on Curious Fictions, a short story entitled “Hobbits.” Despite the fact that the title makes it sound like fantasy (and it was, indeed, once the literal centerpiece of a fantasy anthology), it...

A Real Character

I just put the final (draft) period on the novelization of ARCHANGEL: ASCENSION, Book One of the Winter Chronicles. The book is based on a movie script written by Dave Di Pietro of ReelCoolEntertainment. This...

Found: One Super Villain

Cool news from the producer of the steampunk movie I’m novelizing even as I speak. He has cast the arch-villain for the movie—a true piece of nasty work named Benton Cross. Cross will be played...