Friday, April 12, 2019

Cities of Wonder, Rails of Irreality ebook available for pre-order


So you've been curious about this chapbook but wanting the ebook version instead? Well, National Poetry Month is an excellent time to give it a try. It combines poems, some previously published and some new, with poetic flash-story prose into something that I think you'll find entertaining.

And now the Kindle version is available for pre-order and will be released next week Tuesday. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you'll be able to read it for free. And even if you don't, consider buying a copy for your phone/tablet/ereader or whatever.

Thanks in advance!

Monday, April 08, 2019

Short story published in Mirror Dance

My story "Amid Sun and Stone, an Alias," is in the latest issue of Mirror Dance. I've longed enjoyed the stories written by the editor of Mirror Dance, Megan Arkenberg, and kept thinking I should submit a story...and never got around to it before sending in this one.

This story is a lyrical fantasy that I wrote...quite a few years ago, I guess. I was trying to capture a flavor of mythic writing that I was enjoying in various novels and stories at the time, and ended up with this story of a woman who flees her home, but leaves behind her name. And names, as any reader of fairy knows, are far more important than we humans might imagine, whether it's the name we're given or the ones we choose for ourselves.

The writers in the issue were asked to share any writing advice they might like. So read to the end, and you'll see my advice, coming from the world of improv comedy. (Not that I'm a stand-up comedian, mind you...)

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Faux ad of Spire City--entertainment!

Spire City isn't only infections, callous wealthy, and dirty alleys and tunnels. People can enjoy themselves here. When they aren't running for their lives... So maybe they'll even get a chance to hear this traveling troupe:


Like the last ad, this is a multi-column ad. Clearly a high budget campaign.