Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Halloween costume

Not everything is writing all day, every day. Sometimes I take a break and Halloween with the best of 'em.

I wanted to make Mario look as real as possible, not the cartoony version most people dress up as. It took me three months to grow the beard that I would eventually shave down into a suitable mustache. For the heck of it, I played the theme song on my cell phone, tucked into the front pocket. People seemed to get a kick out of it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pagpag released in Apex Magazine #89

Pagpag was the third, though far from last, story I wrote inspired by Filipino folklore and urban legends. The antagonists in this are based on the aswang, though unlike my previous story "Servant of the Aswang," I've taken some liberties with the folklore to give readers a little something new. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Apex #89

The issue features original fiction by Kristi DeMeester and me, as well as a reprint by Adam Roberts. You can purchase a Kindle version of the issue at Amazon.

Friday, September 16, 2016

"Midnight, San Francisco" released in Stupefying Stories Showcase

Bruce Bethke accepted this story in 2012. It was among my first sales and one of the few positive things that kept me writing. However, it was immediately slated for a "sooper sekrit" project that would eventually never see the light of day. I queried probably twice a year on this one, until a few weeks back Bruce finally had a solid answer. To paraphrase, "I want to release it this Friday on Showcase." To which I said, again paraphrasing, "Yes, please." And he did!

Midnight, San Francisco

I don't write many sci-fis anymore, but this little number fits right in with my "Smart Money" and "Stanley P. Strauss, Destroyer of the Universe." They're all silly and might even make some of you laugh.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Reprint Sale and old sale update

I'm pleased to announce Expanded Horizons purchased "Multo" for their June issue. Not sure exactly what day it'll go live, but I'll try to post an update when it does.

"Burning Men," which has been out of print since Penumbra eMag folded, will again see the light of day this August from Sci-Phi Magazine. It's been slightly expanded and polished since its debut. I'll post more about it when it goes live as well.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Reprint Sale: So Praise Him

Digital Horror Fiction has acquired the reprint rights to "So Praise Him," my H. P. Lovecraft meets Pentecostals horror short. It's one of my favorites and I'll be glad to get more eyes on it. No word yet on when it will be published but, as always, I'll be sure to update when the time comes.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Smart Money reprint LIVE!

A slightly repolished version of Smart Money is now live at Evil Girlfriend media! If you haven't read it before, now's your chance. It's an oldie but goodie.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mae Heaney on Servant of the Aswang

Mae Heaney, The Celtic-Pinay Mom, shared a brief introduction to her performance on "Servant of the Aswang." Check out her blog about it if you have the chance, and listen to her other readings at Cast of Wonders and Cast Macabre listed at the bottom.