Hallelujah, October’s Here!

Hello, dear peeps! First, a huge thank-you to everyone who’s already ordered my new poetry chapbook, Of Stars & Smoke: poems for the dark wane of the year! I hope you’re enjoying the poems and I wish for you a Halloween full of delightful treats! I need to let you know that early bird specials are now over and normal pricing has taken effect, but the paperback is still a deal at $8.95, and the e-book is just $2.99. And I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your kindness and support in this endeavor! I don’t typically make resolutions, but with the reduction in temperatures (small and gradual, but I’ll take it), I’m starting to get more excited about […]

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The Space Between fantasy series is complete! It began in September 2017 with the publication of The Space Between: The Prophecy of Faeries. Book Two, The Realm Below: The Rise of Tanipestis, followed in January 2019. Now, on October 11, 2022, comes Book Three, Across the Worlds: Finding Hope. Learn more about all the books on the Novels pages, where you’ll find plot descriptions, praise from authors and bloggers, plus audio clips. Come join me in these magical lands!

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Short Fiction

Unlike the poetry I write, all of my fiction, whether novel or short story, is speculative. In fact, my piece “Evening in the Park” tied for 1st Place in the annual short story contest offered by Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine (out of more than 4,000 entries). At the time, the magazine’s editor, T.E.D. Klein, dubbed the story “wonderfully cynical,” and “.…a nighttime encounter with destiny in an unexpected form…”

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For most of my writing life I’ve focused on poetry. My poems have appeared in print and online in such publications as The Christian Science Monitor, San Pedro River Review, Concho River Review, Texas Poetry Calendar, U.S.1 Worksheets, Flycatcher, Bellowing Ark, The Aurorean, Folio, Melancholy Hyperbole, Your Daily Poem, A Year of Being Here, Naugatuck River Review, and many more. I’ve also had poems in a number of…

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The sky, the sun, the moon, the scenery. What’s left? Oh yes—bugs and cows.

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