Feast or Famine

Feast or Famine is a phrase that describes this writer’s life a bit too perfectly. Right now, I’m at a feast. A cornucopia of rich goodies—like literary chicken makhini, kung pao bean curd, cottage pie...

Fox News and Journalistic Anemia

“Islamophobia is the accepted form of racism in America. Leaders … show us that you can take a potshot at Muslims and get away with it.” — Arsalan Iftikhar, human rights lawyer. February 4 on Fox...

NaNoWriMo Bundle Books Galore!

See the homey looking book with steaming red coffee cup? Doesn’t it just make you want to  sit down, have cuppa and read up on the wonderful craft of writing? That book is Brewing Fine...

Brewing Fine Fiction Featured in New NaNoWriMo Bundle

And what is the significance of Brewing Fine Fiction being included in Kevin J. Anderson’s NaNoWriMo book bundle? Well, only that it is a diverse collection of insightful articles on writing and related issues (business elements,...

The Mathematics of Writing

History—and nonfiction of various types—offers a wonderful smorgasbord of events and interrelationships for writers to base stories on. Most writers—myself included—have mined nonfiction for fictional ideas. My collected history books have many pages with the words “Story here!”...

O, Columbus…

Because in some parts of our country it’s still Columbus Day and because so few of us really understand what Columbus (Christobal Colon) did, I offer this fictional re-imagination of the events of his landing...

Pretending to Look the Other Way

So, there’s this guy, this man, this wonderful writer that I adore above all others. His name is Ray Bradbury. It is because of him that I write fantasy and science fiction. It is because...

I Loved Thy Creation—a collection of short fiction

Someone asked me where he could find a collection of my fiction that addressed spiritual themes and had been previously published in Analog, Interzone and other magazines. This is the place. The book is not available...