Category Archives: Short Story

Have I Found My Home—“New Weird”?

In working my Mountain of Authors video, I, once again, searched for a defining genre of my work…and think I may have found it! New Weird. Yes, this seems to be the most descriptive—and coolest!—of definitions I have yet found! … Continue reading

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Entering a New Chapter

This past June I retired early from thirty years at a large company, and prior to that, seven years in the military. It was a good run! But all that is in my past…and I am looking forward to my … Continue reading

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The Writing Was on the Wall

“It was a bright and sunny day….” I have no idea what possessed me, and it was definitely indicative of my future, but one day…I wrote an entire story…on the outside wall of our Lake Clear house. This had to … Continue reading

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My First COSine 2020

I finally attended my first-ever COSine convention, January 17 – 19, 2020. I’d been interested in it for many years, but thought it was only for Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror (SF/F/H) types (my work isn’t typically categorized in these genres; I’m more … Continue reading

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COSine 2020

I am attending my first COSine this weekend! Here is a list of the participants and their bios. Here is the schedule. I am moderating one panels and sitting on two others, as well as attending a book signing:   … Continue reading

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Work-in-Progress Update

I’ve essentially met my targeted word count of 80,000 words (79,490) and have created 22 short stories just for this effort, but it’s not quite ready in terms of content. This is all first-draft mode, and I don’t want it … Continue reading

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I Am Finding That…

…as I work on my new book…I find that I’m really having fun thinking about it. Like actually just sitting around and coming up with new… “vignettes”…to add to it…working out probable stories…shifting them around…. As I try to outline, … Continue reading

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Mountain Of Authors 2019

April 27th, at the north library location, Library 21C, in Colorado Springs, Colorado is the 13th annual Mountain of Authors! It runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sandhya Menon is keynote speaker. Click here for the Author Panel. Click … Continue reading

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Book Buzz Promotional Tour Analysis

I’d mentioned in a previous post that I’d signed up for a BookBuzz (BB) promotional tour. I did this in December 2018 and January 2019. It was called the “Book Blitz” promotional tour, and involved BB promoting a book of … Continue reading

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A Little Humility Would Be Nice….

I try to be upbeat in my posts, but certain things get me annoyed—even though I know why and what’s happening. No, I’m not physically spun up…just intellectually miffed. I’d just read yet another post by a successful writer (one … Continue reading

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