Short Story Publication I am pleased to share that my short story "New England Gothic" has been published in the September 10, 2021 edition of The Chamber Magazine. How the Story Came to Be Several years ago, I became interested in flash fiction, thinking I could salvage a failed novel that had an episodic structure--too … Continue reading Another Writing First: Horror?
Some News My debut poetry collection, Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance, launches on Sunday, September 26th, in honor of National Family Day. The local book signing will be held in Peterborough, New Hampshire on Saturday. (I'll confess to some trepidation about COVID, but I'm fully vaccinated, and masks are mandatory for everyone regardless … Continue reading Some News, A Challenge, Book Launch & Signing
Genre Revisited I have always been fascinated by one of the most basic aspects of the writing process: deciding which genre will best align with the experience I feel inspired to write about. Am I trying to convey a particular emotion? Am I trying to work out the mystery of why people behave the way … Continue reading Youth Group Picnic: A Tale of Two Genres
Luanne Castle gets a silver dollar as well for for guessing the line I took verbatim from the story of a high school classmate's doomed marriage in my short story "Siren Song." Thanks, Everyone, for playing along with me. It's been great fun!