Another Writing First: Horror?

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?

#BookReview: Vanished

My Review Mark Bierman‘s novel Vanished opens in a Haitian prison with a game of cards turned violent, followed by an earthquake. The chapter ends with the escape of a prisoner who will play a pivotal role in the novel. Enter young widower Tyler and his father-in-law John, two Americans newly arrived to help build … Continue reading #BookReview: Vanished

#Publication: “Siren Song”

I am very pleased to share that my short story, "Siren Song," has been published by Adelaide Literary Magazine.  Please read on, and I'll tell you all about it! The Inspiration The inspiration for the story was a conversation between a high school classmate and me about the breakup of his youthful, ill-advised marriage. I … Continue reading #Publication: “Siren Song”

#Bookreview: Zahara and the Lost Books of Light

My Review Zahara and the Lost Books of Light opens with a gripping scene from the Spanish Inquisition. In a moonlit plaza in Granada, “The smell of incipient violence taints the air.” Although a dozen severed earlobes hanging from the Arc of the Ears bear witness to the loss of human life that day, the … Continue reading #Bookreview: Zahara and the Lost Books of Light