It was a great honor to be interviewed by Chris Scheidies, owner of the arts and entertainment website Bleeding Peanutbutter. Although the subject of our interview was my novel, Weatherbone, Chris has a way of bringing out details about your life and process you might not even have been aware of! I think Chris enjoyed … Continue reading My Book Interview at Bleeding Peanutbutter
An ex-slave turned high bureaucrat and her long-lost childhood friend, a hard-drinking waitress/disillusioned meteorologist with hidden powers—one must choose between immortal power and the future of our world as the boundaries between dimensions begin to crumble, while the other desperately ignores dark visions of this world in ruins as she watches a blackening sky and … Continue reading More Publishing News! WEATHERBONE is now available on Amazon.
Do you like John Carpenter’s horror/sci-fi classic film, “The Thing?” Do you like chickens? Chances are you will also get a kick out of my short story, included in this bizarre anthology. “The Thing with Chickens” stars my old nemeses Buddy and Tootie Frootie, plus my childhood friends Sandy and Noodle. And a cute little … Continue reading Publishing News! Breaking Bizarro Anthology from Death’s Head Press
The first books I remember reading are “Winnie the Pooh” and then “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Under the influence of those stories, I spent many afternoons trying to get the animals to talk—from chickens to cats to the goat. It was my ultimate dream: That all earthly beings would be able to … Continue reading Drabblecast 407 – “The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change”…a Review
I came to know The Drabblecast while driving to work one morning. I’d downloaded exactly one episode, being slightly skeptical of the name but strangely attracted by the tentacle. As I bumped along the dusty road, I was subtly drawn in by the distinctive voice of the show’s founder and host, Norm Sherman. I was … Continue reading Weird is Beautiful: The Drabblecast – A Podcast of Speculative Fiction
Although Octavia Butler's classic novel Kindred does involve time travel, the story is, in the words of the author, a grim fantasy, rather than science fiction. First published in 1979, it is as relevant today as it was then, if not more so. To say this story is “grim” would be akin to saying Rammstein … Continue reading Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
So, I was having kind of a crappy morning. I’d been up way past my bedtime in a futile chat session with a support tech about my screwed-up computer, which culminated in the tech taking remote control of the computer and doing a bunch of stuff that screwed it up even worse. When I finally … Continue reading Jimmy’s Roadside Café: Kindness in the Heart of a Stranger (Drabblecast Director’s Cut)