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Fantasy & Horror Fiction

It's what I write because it's what fills my head when I let my mind's eye look around unrestrained. Within those two genres, there are a plethora of sub-genres, from sword & sorcery to urban fantasy to creature features set in type to psychological thrillers. Suspending reality is what my fiction is all about. Get rid of the mundane and open the door to the fantastic.

Announcements:

August 3, 2016 -- Beginning my first month of 150,000 words. I originally wanted to aim for 10k-a-day, but decided I was insane and cut it down. This includes not only fiction writing, but also my professional freelance career, so don't expect to see a new novel coming out every month!

July 27, 2016 -- Added another anthology I'm in to my "Read" shelf on Goodreads. My story "Bond" is in the 2013 book "Ugly Babies 2" edited by James Ward Kirk.

 

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Some Recent Posts


A Bale of Flesh - Resurrection Men One
17% Complete
12,547 of 75,000 words

Asylum - ABC Zombies
25% Complete
4,950 of 20,000 words
The Hobbit
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Fellowship of the Ring
Assassin's Apprentice
The Gunslinger
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Shining
Dracula
'Salem's Lot

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Journal

Favorite Writing Quotes

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~Ray Bradbury

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov

The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys. ~C. Astrid Weber

It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write. ~Sinclair Lewis

The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies. ~Ray Bradbury