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“Tunguska” Published in Kasma SF Magazine

“Tunguska”, my second story to appear on the Kasma SF Magazine website, is now live. Advertisements

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2015 Writing Statistics and Revenue

Many authors in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres track their writing progress and provide a summary of this progress at the end of each year. For instance, Rahul Kanakia presents an excellent summary of his submissions data, Nick Mamatas provides some great commentary … Continue reading

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“Skin” Featured in Kasma SF Magazine

My flash fiction story, “Skin”, is now live on the Kasma SF Magazine website. The story even has its own illustration, which really brings to life some of the more disturbing aspects of this story.

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“Boomer Hunter” Featured in Grimdark Magazine

I’m excited to report that my short story “Boomer Hunter” is in the current issue of Grimdark Magazine. And yes, the story is about exactly what you think it is. In addition to having grimdark themes, the story is what … Continue reading

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest Update: Second Round

I recently posted that I had entered my first novel in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Today, I am very happy to announce that, based on my pitch, my entry is one of the top 20% of entries to advance … Continue reading

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Why I Entered the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

Recently, I entered my first novel in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, which Amazon has hosted for the past seven years. The contest allows a total of up to 10,000 entries for novels of between 50,000 to 125,000 words in five … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2013: Results

Three years ago, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of the year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of … Continue reading

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Tank Research

I’d been thinking about writing a novel based on a short story I’d written late last year and recently just sold to Fictionvale Magazine this past November. Over the past month, I’ve used National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) as a … Continue reading

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Three More Short Fiction Sales to Fictionvale Magazine and Mad Scientist Journal

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve sold three more short stories to Fictionvale Magazine and Mad Scientist Journal  over the last several months. “Enemy Allies” marks my first sale to Fictionvale Magazine, while “Shooting Stars and Schadenfreude” and “The Witchwood Whispers” … Continue reading

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Two More Short Fiction Sales to Plasma Frequency Magazine and NewMyths.com

I’m very pleased to announce that I sold two more short stories to Plasma Frequency Magazine and NewMyths.com last week. “Spirals and Starways” marks my second sale this year to Plasma Frequency Magazine, while “Cerebral Vortex” marks my first sale to NewMyths.com. So … Continue reading

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