Publication First: Two-Fer!

The Publications This is the first time I have had two pieces published in the same issue of a literary magazine--in two different genres! "Creosote Reverie" and "The Strange End of Laura Farnsworth's Marriage" appear in the Fall 2019 edition of Smoky Quartz, put out by the Monadnock Writers' Group. The Back Stories I wrote … Continue reading Publication First: Two-Fer!

Publication: “The Night the Billado Block Burned Down”

I'm pleased to share that my short story, "The Night the Billado Block Burned Down," has been published in the July 29th edition of Metaworker Literary Magazine. The impetus for the story was a 2005 fire in my hometown of Enosburg Falls, Vermont that destroyed one of the downtown blocks. I've written about two of … Continue reading Publication: “The Night the Billado Block Burned Down”

The Chet Arthur Five Play Jeffersonville: Some Thoughts on Verisimilitude

And here I thought I had this verisimilitude thing down. I even remember Tony Ardizzone's lecture on it from the first fiction workshop I took with him at Old Dominion University. (Never mind how long ago that was.) For straight realistic fiction to engage the reader, it needs to be like real life, to suggest … Continue reading The Chet Arthur Five Play Jeffersonville: Some Thoughts on Verisimilitude

Foliate Oak Publication!

I hope you'll check out my latest publication, "Norman Archambault Meets His New Neighbor," appearing in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. I'm particularly pleased that Foliate Oak chose to publish the story because it deals with a clash of cultures in Vermont that I've been interested in since high school. The story is my first publication … Continue reading Foliate Oak Publication!